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Auto Doctors knows better than anyone in Overland Park that diesel truck owners are a special breed. A diesel truck owner expects the ultimate performance from their vehicle when hitting the roads in and around the Overland Park area. Unlike other trucks, diesels have torque and gearing configurations for towing heavy loads. Not just any mechanic should be trusted to work on such a performance vehicle as a diesel truck. What is needed are experienced diesel technicians — like those turning wrenches for Auto Doctors at our diesel performance shop in Overland Park.

The technicians hired by Auto Doctors have years of experience when it comes to diesel powered vehicles. Our diesel performance shop in Overland Park hires ASE Master Certified technicians that are diesel specialists. Specialists that can be trusted with the highest level of confidence. In fact, our team always delivers timely maintenance and precise repairs.

Whether a major repair is required, or a scheduled maintenance service, Auto Doctors is the one-stop shop in Overland Park when it comes to diesel powered vehicles. Our technicians can keep any diesel on the road and in optimal performance condition. Our specialties include trucks that have diesel engines manufactured by Powerstroke, Duramax, and Cummins. Every technician at Auto Doctors is familiar with the maintenance required to keep our clients' diesel trucks operating for their intended purpose — ultimate power and towing capacity. Diesel fuel has higher energy densities than gasoline, offering better fuel-economy and more power. One can only a wonder why there are not more diesel powered passenger vehicles being driven around the Overland Park area.

Diesel engines differ from gasoline engines in that maintenance schedules and inspections are different. This is why diesel engines require different treatment, especially since being mandated to use DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) and ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel). Air and fuel filters in diesel vehicles require frequent replacement to comply with stricter emission regulations.

Trucks powered by diesel engines are significantly heavier than those powered by gasoline engines. As a result, the braking system on diesel trucks is larger and more heavy-duty than their gasoline powered counterparts. Due to the increased stopping power of diesel trucks, it is imperative that brakes are in optimal working condition. When brake pads are replaced in a timely fashion, maintenance costs are lowered by not having to replace brake rotors as often due to considerations such as warping, metal-on-metal contact, and excessive heat build up. This practice ensures a diesel truck's brake system performs better and last longer.

Engine repair and maintenance is more complex on a diesel truck. This complexity requires specialized equipment and training to work on the entire drivetrain. New systems such as the selective catalyst reduction (SCR) that use DEF fluid, and older systems still using diesel particulate filter (DPF), require special knowledge and tools for accurate problem diagnosis and repair. Complex systems in diesel trucks are dependent on one another. When one system has a problem, it can affect the operation of other systems. When one problem is fixed, experienced diesel technicians know to inspect other interdependent systems to ensure that new problems do not arise.

When considering both drivetrain and engine longevity, the adherence to a regular maintenance schedule is crucial. Auto Doctors offers our clients the best diesel performance specialists in Overland Park. Specialists that possess the skillset and acumen that is specific to whatever diesel truck might drive in our Overland Park shop, including Ford Powerstroke, Chevrolet Duramax, or Dodge Cummins.

When needing a repair or service for a diesel truck, please feel free to either request an estimate or schedule an appointment online.

How Diesel Engines Work

Auto Doctors is happy to share the following video we found that offers a great visual explanation of how a diesel engine works.

Diesel Services

Listed below are the various services offered by Auto Doctors at our Overland Park diesel performance truck shop.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Airbags
  • Alternators
  • Battery Replacement
  • Belt Replacement
  • Brake System Repairs
  • Chaining Damaged Axles
  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Emission Control System
  • Engine Repair & Replacement
  • Fuel Delivery Systems
  • Fuel Injections
  • Hydraulic Repair
  • Instrument Cluster Repair
  • No start Diagnosis
  • Preventive Maintenance Programs
  • Rocker Panel Replacement
  • Re-priming Units
  • Tensioner & Pulleys
  • Starters
  • Tire Repairs & Replacement
  • Turbo Diagnostic & Repair
Ford
  • F250
  • F350
  • Excursions
  • 6.0
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
  • 7.3
Chevrolet
  • C2500
  • C3500HD
  • C4500
  • Hummer H1
  • K2500
  • K3500
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
GMC
  • Sierra 2500
  • Sierra 3500
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
Jeep
  • Liberty Diesel
Dodge
  • Ram 2500
  • Ram 3500
  • 5.9
  • 6.7