Diesel Trucks

  • Are oil changes getting more expensive?

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    At Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive in Galt, CA, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

  • Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

    car parts At Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive in Galt, CA, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.
  • Diesel engines: the essentials

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    When you think about diesel engines, you probably think about large trucks and machinery, and maybe a few oddball cars over the years.  But how long has diesel really been around, and why is it used the way it is today? Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive in Galt, CA has the answers you need to become more in-tune with your diesel truck and engine. 

  • Diesel Tires - Which Ones are You Rolling With?

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    There are a wide variety of tires available for your diesel truck, no matter what sort of pickup you drive. The climate, the terrain you drive on, and how you drive will determine which tire is best for you. Here’s a short list of common truck tire types.

  • Different Types of Automotive Headlights

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    Every car, truck, van, and SUV on the road today has headlights. However, you've probably noticed an increase in different types of headlights in more recent years - gone are the days where every vehicle on the road had the same bulb. Here is some information on headlights, from Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive in Galt, CA.

  • Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

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    At Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive in Galt, CA, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliable and in great shape. To us, it’s important that we’re paying attention to both your needs and the needs of your vehicle. When it comes to oxygen sensors, sometimes it seems a bit nebulous on what they actually do and why they’re important; we’re here to clear things up for you.

  • Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

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    At Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive in Galt, CA, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.

  • Engine ticking and knocking sounds - what they mean, and what to do about them

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    Is your engine knocking or ticking? Here’s some information on engine noises, what they mean, and what to do about it, from Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive in Galt, CA.

    Whenever your engine starts making a noise it shouldn’t be making, it’s always a cause for concern. If you’re hearing a rhythmic ticking or knocking sound, definitely have it checked into immediately. Here are some causes of engine ticks and knocks, and what to do about them.

  • Is it the Fuel Pump? Determining if Your Pump is Bad, and What to do About it

    car at fuel pump While fuel pump issues are common, they often get misdiagnosed. What is your fuel pump, how do you know if yours is bad, and what should you do about it? At Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive in Galt, CA, we are going to make sure that you are an informed driver so you know what to look for and what you should do about it.
  • Is Your Diesel Engine on it's Way Out?

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    Diesel engines are known for their durability, but even the best engine has to be replaced every once in a while. At Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive in Galt, CA, we want you to be aware of signs that your engine is about to call it quits.

  • Keep Your Replacement Engine Running

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    Once your diesel truck is back on the road, you’ll definitely want to keep it running strong. At Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive in Galt, CA, we’ve got you covered.

  • Keeping your diesel fleet trucks on the road longer.

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    Keeping your fuel system maintained will prevent premature parts failure and poor running conditions. Here at Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive we have tips on the important aspects of diesel fuel system maintenance, to keep your diesel fleet trucks running smoothly - longer.

    Air.Air in the system causes all kinds of issues, from hard starting, poor running conditions, or an engine that won’t run at all. If too much air gets in the system, the fuel pump won’t be able to deliver fuel, and the engine will stall, die, or fail to start.  Air enters the system via a leak or a bad seal - a deteriorated o-ring, worn component, faulty hose, or otherwise. Here we inspect your lines and connections to ensure they are in good shape and track down any leaks we notice air in the system.

  • Maintaining Tires on Your Diesel Truck

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    Once you’ve got your new tires installed on your diesel truck, you’ll want to keep them in good shape. Tires aren’t difficult to maintain, and maintaining them correctly will dramatically increase their longevity. Inspection and maintenance are the two key components to making sure they last.

  • Make Your Radiator Go The Extra Mile

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    Since the first automobiles, there have been radiators. Every liquid-cooled engine on the road has, and has always needed, a radiator; without it, the engine would overheat in no time, causing catastrophic engine failure. While the efficiency of radiators, the materials they’re made out of, and the shape and size of them have changed over time, radiators haven’t actually changed much over the last century or so. At Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive we know that even though radiators generally last a long time, they do occasionally fail. When your radiator is malfunctioning you can trust our technicians to repair yours and get you back on the road. 

  • Modern piston design, and what that means for you

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    There’s a good chance you don’t know much about pistons or engine building, which is why you rely on the technicians at Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive in Galt, CA when your vehicle has a problem. However, there’s some practical information regarding modern engine design that helps you better care for your vehicle, and keep it going strong. Here are some important aspects of modern piston design, and what it means for you.

  • New Truck or New Engine - Exploring Your Diesel Options

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    You have determined your Cummins, Duramax, or Powerstroke engine needs to be replaced. You might be on the fence about whether you should replace the engine in your diesel, or just get a new truck. At Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive in Galt, CA, we’re here to help.

  • Quality Work or Quality Product - You Can Have Both

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    Once you’ve settled on an engine, the last thing you want to do is cut corners on the final steps. At Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive in Galt, CA, we understand the importance of your investment.

  • Take a Look at Your Tires

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    Are the tires on your diesel truck any good? At Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive in Galt, CA, we want you to be able to spot the difference between a good tire and one that needs to be replaced. Here’s a quick guide on what to watch out for.

  • Take care of it or high repair bills? Which do you prefer?

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    We see this with our fleet customers, our regular Galt car pool drivers and our diesel truck drivers so it isn't just one type of driver that ends up with a nightmare on their hands costing thousands of dollars to repair, asking about the costs of a JASPER replacement engine!  The fact is your driving habits and maintenance habits can easily avoid this issue!  6 EASY STEPS - Service, Tires, Don't Ignore Service Engine Lights, Keep it Clean & Stop Driving Crazy!

  • Time to Replace Your Diesel Engine? Let's Explore Your Options

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    Whether you drive a Chevy, Dodge, or Ford diesel truck, there are a variety of options out there for a replacement engine. Depending on your truck's worth, it may depend on the type of engine and the amount of money you want to put into it. You can purchase a used, rebuilt, remanufactured, or even new diesel engine to replace your old. At Performance Muffler Brake & Automotive in Galt, CA, we’re here to help you choose the right one. 

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