Diesel engines: the essentials

mechanic working on diesel engine

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? Aaron's Car Care, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL has the answers you need to become more in-tune with your diesel truck and engine. 

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What are u-joints, and how can you diagnose a bad one?

multiple universal joints

U-joints are a small, simple component - in fact, they have changed much since the very first automobiles. However, on any vehicle with a driveshaft, its ability to move depends entirely on the u-joint being there. You’ll often hear “maybe it’s the u-joints” as a solution offered for problems with a vehicle - but what are they, what do they do, and how do you know if yours is bad? Aaron's Car Care, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL has the answers.

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Do you need a new Alternator? How to tell if yours is bad

alternator in a vehicle

Your alternator is a central component on any engine. The alternator is responsible for powering anything electronic on your vehicle, including the coils that fire your spark plugs (unless it’s a diesel). At Aaron's Car Care, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL, we know a bad alternator when we see one - here’s how you can spot one too.

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Having Issues Pulling Your Load? Stock May Not Be Enough

Torque converter

If you drive a lightweight car, truck, or SUV, the torque converter you have installed is probably just fine. For those of you with more heavy duty applications, like high horsepower setups or towing rigs, the stock converter may not be enough. At Aaron's Car Care, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL, we can help with that.

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The Ins and Outs of Your Transmission

Transmission

Automatic transmissions aren’t easily understood outside of specialists like those at Aaron's Car Care, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a series of articles, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing, and how it works.

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Your Guide to Tires - When to Replace and What to Replace Them With

Tires

Your tires are obviously important. However, it’s often underappreciated how much of a difference they make in the ride quality of your car, truck, or SUV, and what they can tell you about the condition of your vehicle. At Aaron's Car Care, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL, we like to keep you well informed on what your vehicle is telling you, and how to keep it in good shape. Your tires have a lot to do with that.

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