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How to take care of a car that runs on diesel

Many people choose diesel cars due to their greater fuel economy and increased power, but if you want to reap the benefits of your investment, it’s important to treat your machine right. If you have invested in a diesel car, here are some simple care tips from the team at JC Automotives.

Keep an eye on the coolant

When it comes to keeping a diesel engine happy, the best thing you can do is continually monitor your coolant. If you allow your coolant to get too acidic it can corrode your vehicle’s cooling system. Make sure you book regular services with your car mechanic to have your coolant checked and flushed.

Check your air filters

Just like your oil and water, your air filter should be monitored regularly to ensure it is functioning properly. A clogged or dirty air filter accelerates engine wear and increases fuel consumption, so they should be replaced every 10,000 km or every 12 months.

Change your oil regularly

Most car manufacturers recommend a full oil change every 5000 km in order to keep your car running smoothly. This estimated frequency may be more or less depending on how you use your car, so make sure your car mechanic checks your oil at every service.

Monitor your fuel filter changes

Changing the fuel filter on your diesel car should be a part of your regular servicing. These filters are essential for keeping your diesel fuel system free of dirt, air and water and to prevent engine irregularities.

At JC Automotives, we specialise in diesel engine repair and diesel system servicing. Located in South East Brisbane, our car mechanics will ensure that your diesel pumps, injectors, and other key components are functioning properly. We service the suburbs of Morningside, Cannon Hill, Camp Hill, Bulimba, Murarrie, Carina and more.