Judging by the number of near-rear-endings we witness on our morning commutes, the typical attitude toward brake maintenance appears to be, “Brakes: Don’t let them stop you!” This puzzles us because monitoring your braking system’s health is one of the most straightforward aspects of car ownership. You do have to know what to look for, though, or rather, what to listen and feel for. So let us, uh, break it down for you. Here are the top three signs that your brakes need fixing.
You don’t have to buy a new, fuel-efficient car to get great fuel efficiency. No one wants to trade a fuel bill for a car payment, so take a look at our top 5 ways to save on fuel and you may just be able to pocket a little extra money at the end of the month.
1. Change Your Driving Style - If you’re the kind of person who enjoys the rush of hard acceleration, typically runs 10 mph over the speed limit and brakes abruptly, we’ve got bad news: you’re hurting your vehicle’s fuel economy, and your wallet, in a big way. Depending on the kind of vehicle you drive and just how extreme you are with the throttle and brake, tempering your driving style can up your vehicle’s fuel economy by more than 5 mpg. That’s a serious bump. Scaling back the speed by just 5 mph means you’ll also see an increase in fuel economy.
Correct fluid levels are essential to keeping your Ram, Ford, or Chevrolet diesel pickup on the road. Luckily, checking your coolant, oil, brake, and transmission fluid are easy to do, and will save you from a variety of issues down the road. Here’s what you should know about keeping the fluid levels in your truck maintained, from Wensel's Service Centers in Spring City, Allentown, & Reading, PA.
Does your steering wheel feel like it’s fighting you when trying to drive in a straight line? Does your truck turn too aggressively when you try to go one direction, and poorly when you try to go another? There are a few possibilities as to what it means if your truck resists going in a straight line. Wensel's Service Centers in Spring City, Allentown, & Reading has the answers for you.
It may be time to retire your old engine, or perhaps you’re looking to boost your vehicle’s performance. Either way, you need a high-performance engine installed, and you need it done right. From bolt-in crate engines to professionally modified motors, Wensel's Service Centers in Spring City, Allentown, & Reading has a team of expert mechanics you can trust to do the quality job you’re searching for. We specialize in custom builds for high-performance automobiles.
Routine maintenance keeps your fleet trucks safe on the road and protects you against unplanned trips to your local automotive shop! One thing a lot of people forget about is to have their coolant flushed. Wensel's Service Centers in Spring City, Allentown, & Reading, PA will help you make sure your fleet vehicle is properly flushed every time!
Alignment is the position of your wheels in relation to your vehicle and how they interact with the road. When your vehicle is properly aligned, your wheels will point in the same direction as the vehicle. To maintain proper control of your car, you must keep your wheels in proper alignment. Otherwise, steering will become difficult, your tires will wear unevenly and your fuel economy will decrease.
Your exhaust is an essential part of your truck’s sound, performance, and aesthetic. At Wensel's Service Centers in Spring City, Allentown, & Reading, our technicians are ready and able to provide any exhaust service your Chevy, Ford, or Dodge diesel requires, from stock repairs to completely custom installations.
On a diesel pickup, a great exhaust is especially important. Besides making your truck look and sound better, a free-flowing exhaust promotes better engine performance and power. Whether you’re looking to replace a rusted and leaking system with a new one, open up the engine with upgraded exhaust, or have a new muffler installed, our technicians are more than happy to discuss options with you to get your truck looking, sounding, and feeling the way you want it. From ordering parts to installation, we’ve got you covered.
For exhaust system conversions or repairs, and for any of your other diesel truck repair and maintenance needs, our expert technicians have your back. For the best truck service repair shop in Spring City, Allentown, & Reading, call or stop by Wensel's Service Centers today.