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Your turbocharger will work in essentially the same way, whether you drive a Powerstroke, Cummins, or Duramax diesel pickup. While there are differences in designs and applications, turbos haven’t changed all that much over the past century. Now that you know what one is made of, we’ll look at how it works.

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Your fuel system is comprised of a variety of parts, each tasked with keeping your engine running strong - Chevy, Ford, and Ram all have small differences, and diesel systems have changed over the years with innovation in the field; however, the fundamentals haven’t changed. At Hendrix Auto Diesel, our technicians are familiar with the differences between models and generations, but for the intents and purposes here they aren’t necessary to know. Here’s an overview of the major components you’ll find in most diesel fuel systems.

transmission in car

At Hendrix Auto Diesel in Scottsville, KY, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost-effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Our trained technicians at Hendrix Auto Diesel want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

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Some vehicles come with either "all-wheel drive" (AWD) or "four-wheel-drive" (4WD), and you may have wondered if there's any real difference between those terms. Cars only have four wheels, after all, so when "all" of them are doing the driving, that's four-wheel drive - isn't it? The logic makes sense, but AWD and 4WD have actually evolved into technical terms that refer to distinct mechanical systems. Whether you're shopping for a car or your needs repairs, you'll want to take an educated approach, so let's walk through the ins and outs of each system.

Mechanic working on the brakes of a truck

Brake pads are important - you don’t need them to go, but you do need them to stop. At Hendrix Auto Diesel in Scottsville, KY, we like to keep your vehicle stopping exactly as it should - it’s less dangerous, and it keeps insurance premiums low. So, how do you know if your brake pads are going bad? How do they work? What even are they? We’ve got the answers!

coolant in vehicle with hood up

Coolant leaks can be a pain - they’re elusive and have a lot of damage potential. Fortunately, at Hendrix Auto Diesel in Scottsville, KY, our technicians know exactly how to diagnose and repair a coolant leak, no matter where it is. Knowing more about where these coolant leaks appear and why they're a problem will help you to recognize a problem and get it repaired before it does further damage.

4x4 vehicle

Do you drive a 4X4 truck or SUV? At Hendrix Auto Diesel in Scottsville, our technicians know exactly what your four-wheel drive vehicle needs, to stay reliable both on and off the road.

mechanic working on car tire

There are a few things that matter when mounting new tires on your truck or commercial vehicle. First, you want it done right. Second, you want it done fast. For both, Hendrix Auto Diesel in Scottsville, KY has you covered. We've been trained to do it right the first time and make sure you're satisfied.

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