Oil & Fluid
The key to keeping your heavy-duty truck running at its peak performance is proper maintenance. One of the essentials for ensuring the longevity of your truck is regular oil changes and fluid checks. Proper lubrication of your truck’s moving components is crucial for your engine to run correctly and to promote its longevity.
How long you can go between oil changes is dependent on a variety of factors. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend that you change the engine's oil and oil filter every 5,000 - 10,000 miles, but this can vary depending on how you drive your truck, the type of loads it hauls and the type of oil you’ve used in the past. For example, road conditions such as hills and mountains, stop-and-go traffic, or consistently carrying a heavy load can all cause your engine to work harder and require more frequent oil changes.
In addition to changing your oil according to the manufacturer's recommendations, you should check other vital fluid levels at the same time. For example, along with an oil change, transmission fluid, brake fluid, coolant levels, windshield washer fluid, and even tire pressure should all be checked to ensure your vehicle keeps running strong.
What can cause oil leaks in diesel engines?
Most oil leaks are a result of the deterioration of a part of your engine. The most common cause of oil leaks is the oil gasket. Sludge starts to build up if the engine gets damaged or as it starts to degrade over time. This sludge causes the oil gasket to break down and then oil starts to leak.
Another common part that can cause oil leaks is the oil pan. Since the oil pan is on the underside of your truck it is common for it to get hit with rocks, branches and other debris that the road kicks up. All of these can leave small dents in the pan which over time can turn into holes where the engine oil can leak from.
If the oil filler cap is not secured properly or missing entirely, parts of your engine can become covered in oil resulting in oil leaks. The oil filter itself can also be the cause of oil leaks due to the filer wearing out, becoming misaligned or coming loose.
Our certified technicians at The Service Company can help to diagnose exactly where the oil leak is coming from and devise an affordable and effective solution to have your diesel engine in smooth operating condition once more.
Common signs of a diesel engine oil leak
- Experiencing oil stain, drips or puddles underneath your vehicle when it’s parked.
- Seeing the oil levels in your dipstick gradually decrease over time.
- Seeing blue smoke coming from your diesel engine while driving.
- Smelling burning oil coming from your vehicle.
- The oil level symbol lights up on the dash of your truck.
Trust our team for all your oil & fluid needs
The Service Company has 3 locations to bring the best and most reliable service to you. Located in Covington, OH., Dayton, OH., and Greenville, OH., we have been repairing and maintaining our customer's equipment since 1978. With a dedication to technology and training, our service departments continue to grow and remain industry leaders. We’ll explain every aspect of the repair to keep you involved in the maintenance of your vehicle, so there are never any surprises. You can count on us to provide bumper-to-bumper repairs on all makes and models of trucks and trailers. We’re so confident in our quality workmanship at The Service Company that we extend a 1-year guarantee to you - no exceptions!
Transmission & Clutches
Correctly diagnosing and repairing transmission issues requires experience and the right tools. Most transmissions in today's commercial trucks have electronic modules to help with efficiency and performance. If you are experiencing transmission drivability issues, you can often avoid rebuilding the entire transmission by correctly diagnosing what is causing the issue. Count on us for your transmission & clutch repair needs.
Flat tires can be a serious interruption to your work, but more importantly, a flat tire can be a serious threat to your safety on the road. Unfortunately, fixing a flat or servicing an old tire is just part of life on the road. The Service Company can help determine the best approach to either repairing or replacing your tires. We have the capability and inventory to help with most truck tire needs.
Your heavy-duty truck’s suspension system helps your wheels to remain in even contact with the road, smooth over potholes, rough roads, or off-road terrain so that you can brake, steer, and safely control your vehicle. The suspension system provides your vehicle with a cushion against the shock and impact of the road surface. A suspension system that functions correctly helps stabilize your truck, smooths the ride, and maintains the proper axle spacing and alignment. Our team can maintain your vehicle’s suspension.
Oil & Fluid
The key to keeping your heavy-duty truck running at its peak performance is proper maintenance. One of the essentials for ensuring the longevity of your truck is regular oil changes and fluid checks. Proper lubrication of your truck’s moving components is crucial for your engine to run correctly and to promote its longevity. Trust our team for all your oil & fluid needs.
Are you noticing that your truck’s struggling to manage heating, cooling or ventilation? Whatever the weather, we’ve got you covered. Our technicians recognize that there are many possible issues that can arise with a heavy-duty truck’s HVAC system, and these can often be challenging to diagnose. Using industry-advanced technology, our team of trained mechanics can quickly and accurately identify your HVAC system issues before making any repairs or recommendations. We aim to cure the issue and not just patch the symptom.
A good truck exhaust service includes a proper maintenance schedule and regular inspection of the exhaust system. Our professional experts are available for consultations and information at any time.
To ensure your vehicle is running safely and efficiently, proper maintenance is crucial. This includes regular visits to our express oil and lube shop. When you stay on top of your truck’s lube and oil changes, your vehicle components have the necessary protection to keep running properly. This results in your truck lasting longer, driving smoother, having better fuel economy and it saves you money in extensive repairs down the road.
Engine Overhaul & Repair
At The Service Company, our facilities are equipped to overhaul or repair all types of ageing diesel engines. From headgasket replacement to a complete engine overhaul, our team will work with you to find the best solution for your needs and budget.
EGR & DPF
The EGR and DPF system in your heavy-duty truck work together as part of your emissions system to limit the output of harmful exhaust. The service technicians at The Service Company are experienced in EGR and DPF repairs, maintenance and cleaning. Our technicians provide a detailed, quality cleaning and repair service for your EGR and DPF.
Your heavy-duty truck’s driveline is an essential part of your truck’s controls. It connects the transmission to the axles and transfers the power from the engine to the wheels. At The Service Company, we can handle all of your driveline maintenance and repairs requirements and get you back on the road, moving in the right direction.
DOT inspections are required by the US Department of Transportation and can include vehicle, load, driver and documentation assessments. They are performed on all commercial vehicles that weigh over 10,000 pounds. The team at The Service Company has the knowledge and ability to perform Federal DOT inspections for operators and their vehicles.
Diagnostics & Electrical
Modern diesel engines are more intricate than ever, and while they are remarkably dependable, they do require regular maintenance and service to ensure prime performance. When your truck develops an issue, you need it diagnosed, serviced and repaired quickly so you can get back on the road and back to work. At The Service Company we diagnose and service all makes and models of heavy-duty diesel trucks and work closely with manufacturers to overcome challenges and develop comprehensive solutions that address our customer's needs.
One of the primary functions of coolant is to regulate heat within the cylinder head and engine block. The coolant system is designed to circulate a cooling medium which absorbs heat from the engine and dissipates it through a heat exchanger (i.e., a radiator or cooler). Coolant picks up heat and disseminates it to the radiator. Coolant is also used to shield against freezing and boiling, corrosion and pitting of cylinder liners and the engine block. Visit any of our 3 locations and one of our certified mechanics can speak with you about the industry best practices to maintain your coolant systems and prolong the life of your heavy-duty vehicles.
Your brake system involves many different components, and each one has to function correctly to keep you and others safe. Operators know without a doubt that your truck’s brakes are a key component that should never be overlooked. Worn brakes can make it difficult to slow, turn, stop and control your vehicle. At The Service Company, our technicians are here to make sure you can always rely on your vehicle’s brakes.
Your axle should be monitored for misalignment and straightened from time to time in order to ensure that your truck is operating as efficiently as possible. The Service Company has 3 convenient locations so that we can be sure to provide quality axle service. You can rely on our certified technicians to maintain your truck’s axle so that you can enjoy a smoother ride and your vehicle will have a longer lifespan.
Professional truck alignment ensures that your tires meet the road at the proper angle which increases the durability and efficiency of your tires. For optimal performance, proper truck alignment prevents your vehicle from pulling in different directions, creating a safer and more comfortable journey while maintaining fuel efficiency and decreasing uneven wear on the truck’s tires.
Dealing with an accident with a heavy-duty vehicle is stressful enough so you shouldn’t also have to worry about trying to find a reputable towing service that has the ability to provide you with the result you’re looking for. That’s why The Service Company offers our towing services within a 25-mile radius of our 3 locations in Covington, OH., Dayton, OH., and Greenville, OH.
There’s nothing quite like being on the open road in your RV. So when it’s in need of repair, you need quick and qualified service that will get you back out enjoying the open air. The Service Company mechanics at our Dayton, OH. location are committed to getting your RV repair done quickly and correctly the first time, so that you can get back on the road.
There is quite possibly nothing more stressful than being broken down and stranded at the side of the road. The Service Company recognizes this and offers heavy-duty truck roadside services during our regular business hours within a 25-mile radius of our shop in Dayton OH. Our team is reliable, reputable, and prompt! Working quickly in emergency situations to get your rig safely assessed and repaired.
At The Service Company, we create a preventative maintenance schedule that includes regular inspections which are designed to prolong the lifespan of your truck. This maintenance schedule proactively identifies and corrects potential problems before they become larger and more costly.
At The Service Company, we understand that taking your vehicle off the road or moving off-location means more downtime. So we come to you. Your heavy-duty truck should never be down for days or need to drive long distances for service. We help you to maximize uptime by eliminating both waiting times and long-distance service trips.
General Diesel Repair
We take pride in making sure that your diesel truck continues to be asset to you rather than a financial burden, which is why you can always expect industry-leading service, quality diesel repairs, approachable customer service and honest assessments of your heavy-duty truck.
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