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3 Signs Your Brake’s Master Cylinders May Be Compromised.

The function of the brake master cylinder is to turn brake pedal pressure into hydraulic pressure. Without it, your brakes will not function. Here are the top 3 signs your brake’s master cylinders may be compromised. 1. Your brake fluid is dirty Every brake master cylinder has rubber seals. ...

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Written on Friday, October 13, 2017 by
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7 Ways to Keep Your Diesel Running Smoothly

There are a few key differences between a gas engine and a Diesel engine when it comes to maintenance. A Diesel engine, unlike it’s gasoline counterpart, does not have any electrical ignition parts like plugs or wires. It also lacks parts like distributor rotors that wear down over time. This ...

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Written on Thursday, September 28, 2017 by
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Maintenance on Diesel vs Gas Engines

Today's Blog comes to us via guest blogger Jason Mueller from A-1 Auto Transport. You can find him and more of his work at https://www.a1autotransport.com/car-transportation-services/ When it comes to the type of fuel there is a big difference between gasoline and diesel.  If you mistaken...

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Written on Thursday, September 21, 2017 by
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Happy Fall! Time to Think About Your Coolant

It's the beginning of fall, and time to consider your coolant. This is a good time to think about your engine cooling system. Regular inspections and pressure tests of your cooling system are of utmost importance, as is good maintenance by following the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cool...

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Written on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by
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My car won't start!

The dreaded situation, my car won’t start!  What do I do? Start by following some simple directions here and then contact a professional to make sure the problem won’t reoccur. A dead or dying battery is one common culprit behind a no start. Try jump-starting your car. If this wor...

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Written on Thursday, September 7, 2017 by
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Getting the most out of your tires

Here are a couple of tips to get the most out of your tires.  Check your tire pressure every month and before long trips.  Tires naturally lose 1 psi per month and will lose or gain 1 psi for every 10 degree drop or increase in temperature.  Your vehicles tire pressure monitoring sy...

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Written on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by
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Synthetic vs Conventional Oil

Conventional oil is a lubricant derived directly from crude oil.  Synthetic oil is conventional oil that is then modified to improve its protective and lubricating properties.  There are different types of synthetic oil, some are meant for high-performance engines, some to increase the per...

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Written on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by
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Solar Eclipse

The maximum solar eclipse will occur on Monday morning, August 21st at 10:19.  All commuters should take extra precautions for the upcoming weekend, as well as early next week.  With the influx of people coming to our area, the roads will be busy, plan for extra time driving to your destin...

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Written on Thursday, August 17, 2017 by
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3 Easy Steps to Long Lasting Tires

Your vehicle’s tires are the only thing between the vehicle and the road. Tires should never be neglected and should always be a part of your regular maintenance plan. Stay up on your tire maintenance and avoid blowouts, maximize tire life, and increase your vehicle’s gas mileage. Here a...

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Written on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by
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Back to school to do list

Before school starts, there are several tasks that need to be accomplished.   Purchasing new school supplies, clothes, backpacks and shoes are not the only chores.  Confirmation of after-school daycare, immunizations and child allergies notification are more things on the “to do...

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Written on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by
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Developing a Maintenance Plan

Ok, you’re developing a maintenance plan. You know you need to keep up on all of your vehicles fluids, but what else needs to become part of your regular maintenance routine? Here are a few things to make sure to discuss with your technician when developing your plan. Alignment: Check it at l...

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Written on Monday, July 17, 2017 by
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The Reality of Diagnostics

Let’s talk a little about the cost and importance of diagnostics. Now, nobody likes to pay for diagnostics, that includes us. Only about 1 in every 20 automotive technicians is truly qualified to diagnose your vehicle. Which means, they’re rare. And like anything else that’s rare...

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Written on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by
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6 Quick Tips for Summer Driving

Summer brings its own unique set of challenges and struggles when it comes to daily driving. Here are a few quick tips to make your driving experience as pleasant as possible this summer. Drape a towel over your driver’s seat and steering wheel to keep them cool. No towel? Prevent burni...

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Written on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by
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7 quick tips to keep your diesel engine running smoothly

Diesel engines and gas engines have a few key differences. Diesel engines, unlike gas engines, do not have electrical wires and plugs for ignition. They also don’t have a lot of moving parts that their gas counterparts require. Things like distributor rotors that wear down over time. Due to th...

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Written on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by
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4 Signs of Possible Engine Damage You Shouldn't Ignore

While not all engine problems are easily detectable, there are a few warning signs that should never be ignored. Here are four examples that should prompt you to get your vehicle inspected immediately. Early diagnosis of engine damage can prevent very expensive repairs in the future. 1.  ...

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Written on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by
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5 things you might be doing that are hurting your vehicle

1.       Not regularly changing your fluids and filters. This should be considered the bare minimum of car care. All your vehicles fluids are vital for the operation of your vehicle’s most important components. Make sure to check your fluids and filters REGULARLY....

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Written on Thursday, April 27, 2017 by
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What's That Smell?

A burning smell coming from your vehicle can have a number of causes. Oil dripping onto a hot engine or exhaust system is a common one. If your vehicle has a manual transmission, a worn out clutch plate could be overheating from riding the clutch pedal. Another possibility is overheated brake pads o...

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Written on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by
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Getting Rid of Your Used Oil

Catching your old oil 1.    The first thing to keep in mind when draining the crankcase and removing the oil filter is the importance of catching every last drop of the used oil. Anything you miss can get washed away into the nearby soil or a storm drain. 2.    When y...

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Written on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by
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Keeping Up On Your Air Filters

Engine Air Filters Air filters are important for one reason, they’re the only thing that stands between your engine and the dirty outside air, which is trying to get in and steal your horsepower. Today’s air filters can block up to 98% of the harmful things floating in the air, trying ...

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Written on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by
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Why Do My Brakes Squeak?

Why do my brakes squeak? If you only hear your brakes squeak first thing in the morning, especially after a rainy or snowy night, you might be lucky. That squeak could just be surface rust or moisture and dirt being scraped off your rotors by your brake pads. If the noise goes away after a few time...

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Written on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by
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Tire Brands in Portland OR, Vancouver WA, and Oregon City OR at AG Diesel Repair

About AG Diesel Repair in Portland, OR

At AG Diesel Repair in Portland OR, we specialize in taking care of you and your light-duty diesel vehicles so you will have a truck, car, or van that is both reliable and efficient. We proudly serve customers throughout Portland, Vancouver, WA
and Oregon City, OR.

We realize the high cost of fuel today is a major concern. Our belief is that every vehicle, no matter the make, can be a great asset to you, the owner, when properly maintained. We love happy customers and efficient vehicles that have the lowest impact on our environment and your wallet. 

We specialize in repairing Ford diesel, Dodge diesel, Chevrolet diesel, GMC diesel, VW TDI diesel, and Sprinter diesel vehicles. Our reputation for great service has earned us customers not only from Portland, but all of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. 

Visit us for diesel repair in Portland, as well as tires and other automotive repair services. We can get your car, truck, or SUV back on the road in no time!

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