Merry Christmas from the Widrick Truck & Diesel Service Team. We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your business this past year. We appreciate that you trust us to fix your vehicles and keep you on the road. We have some exciting changes coming in 2023 stay tuned and we will keep you updated
Should I Do A Coolant Flush? Another question we get asked is How Often Should I Do A Coolant Flush? When you buy a new vehicle, it may say that it has long life coolant or Lifetime Coolant. There really is no such thing as Lifetime Coolant. Your driving habits and what you use the vehicle for may make it necessary to have a Coolant Exchange performed on your vehicle. Depending on how you use your vehicle it may need a Coolant Exchange between 30,000 to 50,000 miles. One of the reasons a Coolant Exchange needs done is over time rust and deposits can build up in a cooling system because of the different kinds of metals in the cooling system. These deposits can plug up the small passageways in the engine and radiator when this happens the cooling system loses efficiency. You can do it yourself by opening the drain on the radiator if it has one or by taking the lower radiator hose off which makes a big mess. Either way you still will not get all the coolant out of the vehicle. The best wa ... read more
Why Does My 6.0 Have An Oil Cooler? Another Question we get is Where Is The Oil Cooler Located On A 6.0 Powerstroke? We will look at both questions as well as some other questions we get. First question Why Does My 6.0 Have An Oil Cooler the main reason it is there is because a diesel engine creates a lot of heat when it is working hard like pulling a loaded equipment trailer. The oil takes the heat away from the engine components and gets pushed through the Oil Cooler so that it can transfer the heat to coolant and then the Engine Coolant goes to the Radiator and from their heat gets transferred to the outside air and then begins the process all over again. This brings up an important point the Cooling System needs to be clean and have the proper coolant in the engine. The Oil Cooler has small passages for the coolant to run through id the cooling system is dirty or has rust in the system it will not be able to transfer heat properly. One of the first places that may start causing a p ... read more
Bring your Car, Truck or Heavy Equipment to us in the month of December to receive a $25.00 gas after your repair as a Thank You from us. If you are looking for Auto Repair Specials Near Me, give us a call. We also can take care of all your Heavy Truck Repair Near Me needs as well. If you need Heavy Equipment Repair Near Me, we have a Service Truck that can come to you at your jobsite and perform the repairs on site for you. Give us a call for all your repair needs and we will be happy to help you.
Why Do My Truck Brake Lights Stay On. Several things can make this happen. Something as simple as the Brake Light Switch sticking will make your Brake Lights stay on. Another reason the Brake Lights may stay lit while driving is a shorted/melted fuse panel. Bare wires in the wire harness for the brake lights can be hard to find. Sometimes the best fix is to replace the whole wiring harness. If your Truck has Brake Lights that stay on or don’t work at all give us a call we can fix any of your electrical issues that your Truck may have