Truck Repair

  • Transmission Parts Rely On Each Other

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    Once you have an idea of how the major components of your transmission operate, it’s time to bring them all together. In its most complex terms, a truck’s automatic transmission takes a lot to understand. However, at Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL, we like to keep things simple when we can. We want you to understand exactly what's going on with your car, truck or SUV. Here’s a rundown of how everything works together.

  • Turbocharger Repair and Replacement

    The Turbo on your Chevrolet, Dodge, or Ford diesel truck is an integral component of your truck’s ability to perform. Turbos affect everything from power output to fuel mileage, allowing your pickup to reach its full potential in terms of power, torque, and efficiency. At Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL, turbo knowledge is one of our specialties, because we understand the importance of quality turbo parts, replacements, and repair.

  • Used Engines and Transmissions - Are They Worth the Risk?

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    Nobody wants to put an engine or transmission in their car. However, when that time comes, it’s important to make an informed decision - here are some things to consider when installing a used engine or transmission, from Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL.

  • Vacuum Leaks - What Are They, and How Do You Fix One?

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    Vacuum pressure plays a critical role in keeping your engine running smooth, and performing it’s best. From Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL, here’s some info on vacuum pressure, why you need it, and how to tell if you’ve got a vacuum leak.

  • What Do Mechanics Have To Do With Hydraulics?

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    A huge part of what the hydraulic system in your transmission does is tell the mechanical components what to do and when to do it. Even if you don't understand how that works, our technicians at Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL have trained with the best to make sure they understand all the ins and outs of your system. We want you to understand what we're talking about when we talk to you about your vehicle so we'll break down some aspects of your hydraulic system. 

  • What is an ASE certified technician?

    If you own or maintain a fleet or commercial truck, you are likely already familiar with the term ASE certified technician. But what does ASE mean, and why is it important? Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL has the answer.

  • What It Means When We Say Ground Connection!

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    At Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, we know that few problems are simultaneously as simple and confusing as a bad ground connection on your car, truck, or SUV. Here’s a look at some symptoms of a bad ground, and what you can do to correct it.

  • What's My Transmission Made Of?

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    Automatic transmissions aren’t well understood outside of specialists like our technicians here at Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a quick article, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing and how it works. Being able to understand how your transmission works will help you identify any problems that may arise to prevent further wear and tear on your vehicle. 

  • When Do I Need A Heavy Duty Torque Converter?

    torque converter

    If you drive a lightweight car, truck, or SUV, the torque converter you have installed is probably just fine. For those of you with more heavy-duty applications, like high horsepower setups or towing rigs, the stock converter may not be enough. At Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL, we can help you determine if your torque converter is right for the job you need to be done. 

  • When Should You Get an Oil Change?

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    Trucks aren’t like cars...your average personal vehicle usually holds about 5 quarts of oil, and you are supposed to change it every 3-5k miles. However, the same logic doesn’t apply to large trucks. At Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, we know how important proper oil changes and diagnostics are to keep your truck on the road, for hundreds of thousands of miles. Here’s what you need to know:

  • When To Run Diagnostics On Your Vehicle

    Modern vehicles are becoming increasingly complex, and as a result, computer diagnostic systems are becoming a necessity rather than a convenience. At Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL, our state of the art technology and trained technicians are ready to diagnose any transmission issue you may be experiencing with your car, truck, or SUV.

  • Why A Great Exhaust Is Important

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    Your exhaust is an essential part of your truck’s sound, performance, and aesthetic. At Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, 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.

  • Why do I Need a Heavy Duty Torque Converter?

    man working on a torque converter

    If you drive a lightweight car, truck, or SUV, the torque converter you have installed is probably just fine. For those of you with more heavy-duty applications, like high horsepower setups or towing rigs, the stock converter may not be enough. At Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL, we can help with that.

  • Why is My Tire Losing Air?

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    Sometimes a tire goes flat over the course of days, weeks, or even months. A leak like this never has an obvious cause - so why is your tire losing air? From Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL, here’s some info on leaky tires.

  • Why Is Your Truck Squealing?

    If you drive a dodge, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup, there will come a day when you start the engine, only to be met with a sound of high pitched squeals. Fortunately Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL has the solution you’re looking for.
  • Will Electric Trucks Take The Place of Diesel?

    man standing by diesel truck with tools in hand

    Currently, the future of electric vehicles looks promising - though it won’t likely replace your Duramax, Powerstroke, or Cummins engine any time soon. Still, we don’t know what the immediate future holds. This battle was waged once before in the past, with combustion engines taking the throne over electric power. Here’s a brief history of electric automobiles, from Archer Automotive & Diesel Repair in Archer, FL.

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