tires stacked

There are multiple types of tires on the market for almost every car, truck, or SUV. Once you decide it's time to replace your tires, the choice can be overwhelming. The type of tire you want depends on a variety of factors, from climate to how you drive. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, our technicians have been trained to help you make that choice. Here’s a short rundown of common street tires that will suit your needs.

turbo diesel image

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.

smoke coming out of a muffler

In the diesel world, "blow-by" is a term you’re bound to run across at some point if your line of work involves diesel-powered vehicles of any kind. What is blow-by, what causes it, and how concerned should you be? At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, our fleet maintenance and diesel technicians see it on a regular basis. Here we’ll take a quick look at blow-by, correcting it, and preventing it.

steering wheel

Car enthusiasts would argue that "those were the days". Everything you drove was built like a tank and had the chrome on it so you enjoyed washing it but NO power steering. For most of us, it is hard to remember life without power steering – cranking those great big steering wheels? It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid that provides assistance for steering. Most pumps are driven by a belt that is run by the engine – a few are electrically powered. A high-pressure hose passes fluid from the pump to the steering gear. A low-pressure hose returns the fluid back to the pump. Here at Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA we know that you depend on that power steering and check your fluid & hoses religiously!

fleet of vehicles

At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, we service all types of fleet vehicles and see many of the same problems come through the door again and again. Here are some easy early warning signs from our team here at Ward Service Auto Repair, that signal your fleet vehicles are in need of maintenance soon. 

catalytic converter

The catalytic converter is an essential piece of equipment on any modern vehicle. At Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA, our team of professional technicians are able to diagnose and repair any catalytic converter issues your Chevrolet, Dodge, or Ford diesel pickup may be experiencing.

spark plug

Have you always wondered what a spark plug does? Our team here at Ward Service Auto Repair is here to help you out. It's simple in theory but does quite a lot of work for such a small piece of equipment. Your spark plug forces electricity to arc across a gap like a bolt of lightning at high voltage and fits into your engine's cylinder head, where it “sparks” to ignite the fuel and creates combustion within your engine. Without it, you wouldn't be able to drive your car or truck. 

under the hood of a diesel vehicle

The automotive market is always fast-changing, and leaps and bounds have been made in the past couple of decades concerning both diesel and gasoline engines. With gasoline-powered trucks achieving more power than ever, purchase costs being lower, and fuel costs at an all-time low, many fleets are switching over to gasoline-powered fleets. However, diesel still offers some distinct advantages - it really depends on what you're looking for for your fleet of vehicles. Here are some points to consider, from Ward Service Auto Repair in Monrovia, CA.

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  • 24-Hour Dropoff
  • Aaa
  • Acdelco
  • Asa
  • ASCCA
  • ASE
  • Auto Value
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Enterprise Fleet
  • Federated Car Care
  • Fleet Services
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • Handicap Accessible
  • iATN
  • Kids Play Area
  • MACS
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • NFIB
  • Pet Friendly
  • Radiator
  • Shuttle Service
  • Tech-net
  • Towing
  • 36 Month Warranty
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