Diesel Trucks

  • Maintaining the Exhaust on Your Diesel

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    We know how important a good exhaust setup is on a diesel truck. Whether you’re powered by a Cummins, a Duramax, a Powerstroke, or something else, your exhaust plays a major role in performance, engine sound, and even aesthetic. At Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, our professional mechanics have the equipment, knowledge, and ability necessary to get your exhaust in shape.

  • Maintaining Tires on Your Diesel Truck

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    Once you’ve got your new tires installed on your diesel truck, you’ll want to keep them in good shape. Tires aren’t difficult to maintain, and maintaining them correctly will dramatically increase their longevity. Inspection and maintenance are the two key components to making sure they last.

  • Maintaining Your Electrical Systems

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    Electrical issues in a vehicle have always been difficult to track down; with the complexity of modern vehicles ever-increasing, sometimes it can seem nearly impossible. Fortunately, at Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, our team of expert technicians is well trained and perfectly equipped to track down and repair even the most evasive issues in your Ford, Dodge, or Chevy diesel pickup.

  • Maintenance Tips for Your Turbocharger

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    The turbo on your diesel pickup is a precision engineered component. As a result, proper maintenance is essential to keeping it going strong. At tens or even hundreds of thousands of RPM, keeping everything in good shape is absolutely necessary. Fortunately, turbos don’t really require any special maintenance - they just make the maintenance you do all the more important.

  • Make Your Radiator Go The Extra Mile

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    Since the first automobiles, there have been radiators. Every liquid-cooled engine on the road has, and has always needed, a radiator; without it, the engine would overheat in no time, causing catastrophic engine failure. While the efficiency of radiators, the materials they’re made out of, and the shape and size of them have changed over time, radiators haven’t actually changed much over the last century or so. At Blue Lakes Auto Repair we know that even though radiators generally last a long time, they do occasionally fail. When your radiator is malfunctioning you can trust our technicians to repair yours and get you back on the road. 

  • Modern piston design, and what that means for you

    pistons in a vehicle

    There’s a good chance you don’t know much about pistons or engine building, which is why you rely on the technicians at Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, ID when your vehicle has a problem. However, there’s some practical information regarding modern engine design that helps you better care for your vehicle, and keep it going strong. Here are some important aspects of modern piston design, and what it means for you.

  • New Truck or New Engine - Exploring Your Diesel Options

    Diesel Truck

    You have determined your Cummins, Duramax, or Powerstroke engine needs to be replaced. You might be on the fence about whether you should replace the engine in your diesel, or just get a new truck. At Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, ID, we’re here to help.

  • Protect Your Diesel Investment

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    Whether you drive a Chevy, Ram, or Ford diesel pickup, Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, ID is here to make sure your truck stays up to the task for a long time to come.

  • Quality Work for Your Diesel Truck

    diesel pickup truck

    We know how important a good exhaust setup is on a diesel truck. Whether you’re powered by a Cummins, a Duramax, a Powerstroke, or something else, your exhaust plays a major role in performance, engine sound, and even aesthetic. At Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, ID, our professional mechanics have the equipment, knowledge, and ability necessary to get your exhaust in shape.

  • Quality Work or Quality Product - You Can Have Both

    diesel

    Once you’ve settled on an engine, the last thing you want to do is cut corners on the final steps. At Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, ID, we understand the importance of your investment.

  • Routine Maintenance for Your Diesel

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    Oil changes are integral to the performance, longevity, and reliability of your diesel truck. At Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, our expert mechanics understand the importance of good quality oil, changed at correct intervals, in allowing you to get the most out of your Cummins, Powerstroke, or Duramax diesel.

  • Should You be Running an Auxiliary Oil Cooler?

    oil cooler on a vehicle

    If you’re running a truck (or trucks) without an auxiliary oil cooler, it may be something you want to consider. Here’s some information on auxiliary oil coolers, what they are, and why they’re a great upgrade, from Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, ID.

  • Synthetic vs. Conventional oil - what’s the difference?

    oil being poured from container

    Keeping up with oil changes is one of the most important aspects of keeping your engine in good shape. However, you’ve probably noticed that the price of oil changes can vary pretty dramatically depending on what you get, and the oil all looks the same. Here’s a breakdown of the difference between synthetic and conventional oil, from Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, ID.

  • Take a Look at Your Tires

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    Are the tires on your diesel truck any good? At Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, ID, we want you to be able to spot the difference between a good tire and one that needs to be replaced. Here’s a quick guide on what to watch out for.

  • Take care of it or high repair bills? Which do you prefer?

    Oil gunked up on an engine.

    We see this with our fleet customers, our regular Twin Falls car pool drivers and our diesel truck drivers so it isn't just one type of driver that ends up with a nightmare on their hands costing thousands of dollars to repair, asking about the costs of a JASPER replacement engine!  The fact is your driving habits and maintenance habits can easily avoid this issue!  6 EASY STEPS - Service, Tires, Don't Ignore Service Engine Lights, Keep it Clean & Stop Driving Crazy!

  • The Ins & Outs of Your Turbochargers

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    Now that you know why your turbo is necessary, you’ll want to know what the turbocharger is made of. Turbos are intricate and precise components, but not actually all that complicated or difficult to understand. Here’s a rundown on the parts of a turbocharger, from Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, ID.

  • Throwing Codes? We Can Help!

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    Whether you drive a Powerstroke, Cummins, or Duramax diesel, your truck is a complex piece of equipment. Emissions systems, fuel systems, and systems you’ve probably never heard of all work together to keep your truck going strong. Sometimes, however, a warning light will pop up on your dash, and leave you wondering what’s going on. From ABS to Check Engine Lights, Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, ID has you covered.

  • Towing with your diesel pickup

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    Is your truck used for towing? Whether you’re looking to upgrade your current setup or rig up something new, our technicians have you covered. Here’s some useful information on towing equipment, from Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, ID.

  • Transmissions - the key to better fuel economy

    automatic transmission

    There have been a lot of technological advancements, and breakthroughs in efficiency to make modern cars, trucks, and SUVs so much more fuel-efficient than their counterparts. While engine design certainly plays a huge role, automatic transmissions have come a long way as well, contributing greatly to the gas mileage of your vehicle. From Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, ID, here are some ways transmissions have changed to meet the demands of fuel efficiency.

  • Trust Our Team for Your Maintenance Needs

    engine maintenance

    Diesel trucks are known for their incredibly reliable engines. At Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, we know that the key to a reliable engine is good maintenance. In fleet trucks, the difference between a truck that lasts a million miles and a truck that needs new engine hinges on how well it has been maintained.

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  • Ari Fleet
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  • BG Products
  • Bosch Automotive
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  • Castrol
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  • Duramax Diesel
  • Exide Batteries
  • FASS
  • Federated Car Care
  • Fleet Services
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  • Mercedes-Benz
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  • Motorcraft Parts
  • NAPA AutoCare Center
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  • Smart Flow
  • Shell
  • Sinister Diesel
  • Valvoline

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