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AC Diagnostics for Your Vehicle

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At Brad Bearden Automotive in Albertville, we understand how important it is to have ice cold AC in your truck on a long, hot day. Whether you drive a Chevy, Ford, or Dodge diesel pickup, chances are you have a lot of cab to cool down, and a subpar AC just won’t cut it.

Are Your Brakes Too Loud?

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Your Ram, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup is a big truck. All that weight takes some strong stopping power and takes its toll on your brake pads - especially if you ever pull a trailer or carry heavy loads. Whenever you need a brake job, Brad Bearden Automotive in Albertville, AL has your back.

Brakes - Putting a Stop to Your Diesel

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At Brad Bearden Automotive in Albertville, AL, we know your Ford, Chevrolet, or Dodge pickup was designed for optimal power, torque, and towing and hauling ability, no matter what the job is. We also know that while getting up to speed in a timely fashion is important, your diesel pickup’s ability to stop is equally essential.

Diagnosing a Bad Brake Master Cylinder

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Your brake master cylinder is an integral part of your brake system. When one fails, some odd symptoms may arise, and it may be difficult to diagnose. Here’s some information to help you decide if yours has gone bad. At Brad Bearden Automotive in Albertville, AL we want you to know what to look out for so that you can be safely on the road.

Diesel engines: the essentials

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When you think about diesel engines, you probably think about large trucks and machinery, and maybe a few oddball cars over the years.  But how long has diesel really been around, and why is it used the way it is today? Brad Bearden Automotive in Albertville, AL has the answers you need to become more in-tune with your diesel truck and engine. 

Diesel Fuel Systems - Parts and Components

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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 Brad Bearden Automotive, 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.

Diesel Fuel Systems - What Could go Wrong?

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Diesel engines are known for their reliability - that’s probably at least partially why you bought one. However, like all things, diesels and their components wear out eventually. Fortunately, the technicians at Brad Bearden Automotive in Albertville, AL have you covered. Here are some fuel system issues to watch out for.

Diesel Tires - Which Ones are You Rolling With?

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There are a wide variety of tires available for your diesel truck, no matter what sort of pickup you drive. The climate, the terrain you drive on, and how you drive will determine which tire is best for you. Here’s a short list of common truck tire types.

How Does Your Turbo Work?

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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.

Is That Shaking a Driveshaft Issue?

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Whatever type of truck you run in your fleet, they all have a driveshaft that connects the transmission to the differential, transferring power to the wheels. At Brad Bearden Automotive in Albertville, AL, we specialize in diesel truck and fleet vehicle maintenance and repair, including precision driveshaft care.

Is Your Diesel Engine on it's Way Out?

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Diesel engines are known for their durability, but even the best engine has to be replaced every once in a while. At Brad Bearden Automotive in Albertville, AL, we want you to be aware of signs that your engine is about to call it quits.

Keep Your Ball Joints in Working Order

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You’re Chevrolet, Ford, or Ram diesel pickup is a heavy-duty machine, designed to tackle all kinds of situations. The ball joints that connect your suspension to the rest of the truck are under a tremendous amount of strain, both on and off-road - it’s important to keep an eye on them, and make sure they’re in proper working order. Here’s how to gauge the condition of your ball joints, from the professionals at Brad Bearden Automotive in Albertville, AL.

Keep Your Replacement Engine Running

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Once your diesel truck is back on the road, you’ll definitely want to keep it running strong. At Brad Bearden Automotive in Albertville, AL, we’ve got you covered.

Keeping your diesel fleet trucks on the road longer.

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Keeping your fuel system maintained will prevent premature parts failure and poor running conditions. Here at Brad Bearden Automotive we have tips on the important aspects of diesel fuel system maintenance, to keep your diesel fleet trucks running smoothly - longer.

Air.Air in the system causes all kinds of issues, from hard starting, poor running conditions, or an engine that won’t run at all. If too much air gets in the system, the fuel pump won’t be able to deliver fuel, and the engine will stall, die, or fail to start.  Air enters the system via a leak or a bad seal - a deteriorated o-ring, worn component, faulty hose, or otherwise. Here we inspect your lines and connections to ensure they are in good shape and track down any leaks we notice air in the system.

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 Brad Bearden Automotive in Albertville, 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.

New Truck or New Engine - Exploring Your Diesel Options

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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 Brad Bearden Automotive in Albertville, AL, we’re here to help.

Quality Work for Your Diesel Truck

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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 Brad Bearden Automotive in Albertville, AL, 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

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Once you’ve settled on an engine, the last thing you want to do is cut corners on the final steps. At Brad Bearden Automotive in Albertville, AL, we understand the importance of your investment.

Time to Replace Your Diesel Engine? Let's Explore Your Options

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Whether you drive a Chevy, Dodge, or Ford diesel truck, there are a variety of options out there for a replacement engine. Depending on your truck's worth, it may depend on the type of engine and the amount of money you want to put into it. You can purchase a used, rebuilt, remanufactured, or even new diesel engine to replace your old. At Brad Bearden Automotive in Albertville, AL, we’re here to help you choose the right one. 

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