Diesel Auto Repair Services

A little History Lesson

Way back in 1997 the Automotive industry began to witness the light-duty Diesel industry morph to high-tech with the blending of computer electronics and Diesel engines, just as the Automotive gas–powered segment did beginning in 1981. As you might know the driving force behind computer electronic engine controls for both gas and Diesel is emission control – it’s all about cleaner running engines.

At Colchin Automotive we’ve been servicing, diagnosing and repairing motor vehicles with computer electronics since 1984 which means the transgression to modern Diesel engine technology came naturally for us. We officially included Diesel in our services in 1999. Since that time we’ve been working, training and studying Diesel engine technology and our technicians are ASE certified in Diesel as well as gas.

Makes and Models

  • Chevrolet Duramax Diesel (all generations LB7 & up)
  • GMC Duramax Diesel (all generations LB7 & up)
  • Dodge Cummins Diesel (1998.5 to current)
  • Ford Power Stroke 7.3L (1997 & up)
  • Ford Power Stroke 6.0L
  • Ford Power Stroke 6.4L
  • Ford Power Stroke 6.7L
  • VW TDI Diesel
  • Audi TDI Diesel

Currently many of the worlds auto manufacturers are developing Diesel engine programs for adaptation to smaller more fuel efficient vehicles. As these Diesel powered vehicles are sold in North America, Colchin Automotive will adopt them into our family for service and repair.

So What Does Colchin Automotive Bring To The Diesel Table?

Something different – quality repairs combined with our great service!

At Colchin we our goal is practical reliability while still meeting all emission control standards – simply put customizing Diesels for high performance reasons is not part of our offerings. If your goal is to maintain and care for your Diesel top-to-bottom and front-to-back you’ve found your solution for your Diesel service. There are certain modifications we make to increase reliability such as fuel lift pump and filtration add-on systems with the goal of improving upon the factory design.

Early generations of light duty Diesel engines were tolerant of intrusive modifications. As high-tech and emission standards infiltrated the Diesel world the vehicles became much less tolerant to intrusive modifications and add-on systems. Exhaust after treatment systems such as Diesel Particulate Filters (DFP) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) are deeply integrated into the computer management loop now with Tier 4 and later emission standards in force. Therefore modifications that negativly affect exhaust feed gases are usually rejected by the computer management system in the form of a check engine light on. It can get worse from there.

All you need to know is we have what it takes to protect your investment.

We’ll care for your Diesel as if it were our own – no hack work – no gorilla work – just quality repairs and our great service comes standard with every job.

When You Mess With A Dogs Tail – You Get The Whole Dog

Our Diesel services don’t stop at the engine – we take care of the entire vehicle front-to-back and top-to-bottom.

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