Indianapolis’s Best Diesel Truck Repair Shop

Pete's Service Center offers professional diesel truck repair services to Indianapolis and neighboring communities throughout the state of Indiana.

We recognize the important role your truck plays in your daily commutes and business operations. Whether you're navigating through the bustling city streets or cruising along state highways, our team of experts is committed to delivering unmatched repair services, meticulously tailored to meet the specific needs of your truck.

Light-Duty Diesel Truck Repairs We Specialize In

  • 1997-2018 Ford Power Stroke: 6.0, 6.4, 6.7, & 7.3L
  • 2000-2018 Chevrolet Duramax: All Models
  • 2000-2018 Dodge Cummins Diesel: All Models
  • More: And a wide range of small or light-duty diesel trucks

Note: While our service capabilities extend to newer eco-diesel models, we currently lack the appropriate equipment to diagnose some of the more serious issues. Please stay tuned, as we are consistently updating our technology, equipment, and professional training.

Comprehensive Diesel Truck Services

We specialize in a comprehensive range of diesel truck repair services, designed to address every aspect of your vehicle's performance and longevity. Our services include but are not limited to:

Air Filter Maintenance

When it comes to optimal engine performance, maintaining a clean air filter can help prevent further complications. An obstructed or dirty filter can restrict airflow, resulting in increased fuel consumption and reduced engine power. Early indicators that your air filter needs to be replaced include reduced power and slow acceleration.

We recommend replacing your truck’s diesel engine air filters every 10,000 to 25,000 miles, though individual habits, locations, and other driving conditions may necessitate more frequent changes.

Battery Testing & Replacement

Battery testing and replacement are conducted to ensure reliable ignition and the proper operation of the vehicle's electrical system by identifying and substituting old or failing batteries.

Brake System Maintenance & Repair

Ensuring your truck's brakes are in optimal condition is crucial for safety. This includes checking the brake pads, rotors, and fluid levels, as well as replacing any components that are worn out. We offer comprehensive brake services, including inspections, repairs, and replacements to keep your truck(s) safe on the road. Learn more about our brake repair services here.

Fluid Flushes & Refills

Maintaining your diesel truck's fluid levels is a fundamental aspect of its care. Regular monitoring of the engine coolant's acidity and volume is vital to avoid risks of corrosion and overheating. It's also important to regularly check and refill your vehicle's other fluids, including your diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), coolant, and more, especially before embarking on long trips or navigating off-road terrains.

Visit Pete's Service Center today, and we can have your truck's fluid levels checked and refilled in no time.

Fuel System Service

Cleaning and servicing the fuel injector system can improve engine performance and fuel efficiency. This may involve removing debris and deposits from the fuel system.

Diesel Engine Maintenance

Although diesel engines are known for their durability, they also need regular upkeep. Exposure to dust and dirt can greatly reduce an engine's efficiency and lifespan. At Pete's Service Center, we emphasize the importance of consistent engine cleaning and flushing as a means to maintain your engine's peak performance over time. We will provide you with the information and services you need to keep your diesel engine in pristine condition.

Diesel Engine Repair Services

Pete's Service Center provides extensive diesel repair services for both residential and commercial trucks. Our team includes Master Techs fully trained in diesel engine repairs.

We specialize in complete repairs, precise engine rebuilds, installations of new or replacement parts, and more. With a team of certified experts, we utilize the latest state-of-the-art tools to provide tailored repair processes that minimize downtime and optimize your engine performance.

Exhaust System Maintenance

The condition of your exhaust system is crucial for your vehicle's long-term efficiency, performance, and impact. With regular maintenance and professional inspections at Pete's Service Center, potential issues can be identified and addressed early on, preventing costly repairs down the road.

Gasket Inspections

Given the harsh conditions engine gaskets face, conducting regular inspections is crucial for detecting leaks and addressing other potential complications. Discovering a leak often means it's best to replace all of your gaskets, ensuring a comprehensive fix that helps prevent future problems and more costly expenses.

Glow Plug Inspections

In the colder months, properly functioning glow plugs become critical for reliable ignition. Pete's Service Center recommends regular glow plug inspections to proactively prevent ignition issues, ensuring your truck remains reliable and ready for operation whenever you need it.

Oil and Filter Replacements

Delaying oil and filter changes can severely impact the health of diesel engines. Typically, Diesel trucks generally require an oil change every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but this can vary based on several factors, including your driving habits, vehicle model, vehicle age, and other conditions. We always recommend consulting your vehicle's manual for the best maintenance guidelines.

Preventative Maintenance Inspections

Pete's Service Center is more than happy to assist with all of your preventative maintenance needs. Our comprehensive vehicle inspections can help identify and address potential issues before they escalate into significant, more complex problems. Learn more about our preventative maintenance services here.

Indianapolis’s Top Diesel Truck Mechanics

At Pete's Service Center, we provide services that are fundamentally important for prolonging the performance, longevity, and safety of light-duty diesel trucks. When you visit our facility, you will not only receive one of the best warranties available but also exceptional, unparalleled customer service.

Unlike many of our competitors in the Indianapolis area who offer a cut-and-dry experience, we provide an environment where we can build trustworthy, lasting relationships with our customers. Furthermore, we extend our services to a wide range of other local neighborhoods, including Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Zionsville, and beyond.

Experience the true difference at Pete's Service Center. Schedule your appointment online or give us a call at 317-283-7555 today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Common warning signs indicating your diesel truck needs repair include:

  • Decreased fuel efficiency: This could indicate clogged injectors, faulty sensors, or other issues.

  • Unusual noises: This might point towards problems with the turbocharger, fuel system, or engine itself.

  • Persistent fluid leaks: Knocking, ticking, or other abnormal sounds can indicate internal component wear or malfunction.

  • Your truck's check engine light coming on: This light is a general indicator that the vehicle's computer system has detected a problem. If it illuminates, we strongly recommend bringing your truck to a professional mechanic, like Pete's Service Center, as soon as possible.

Repair shops with diesel-specific services offer several advantages, including:

  • Technicians with specialized training: They possess in-depth knowledge and experience working on diesel engines.

  • Diagnostic tools and equipment: They have the proper tools and equipment for diagnosing and repairing diesel systems.

  • Access to OEM and aftermarket parts: They can source both OEM and high-quality aftermarket parts for your specific truck.

When searching for a dependable diesel mechanic in Indianapolis, look for shops that offer:

  • Diesel-Specific certifications and experience: This ensures that the mechanics possess the necessary expertise to properly care for your diesel truck.

  • Positive online reviews: A large amount of positive reviews show that other customers were happy with the quality of work and service.

  • Warranty on repairs: Offering a warranty on repairs provides you with peace of mind and attests to the quality of workmanship you can expect.

  • Transparent pricing and communication: Establishing clear pricing and open communication fosters trust and enables you to make well-informed decisions regarding your vehicle's maintenance and repair needs.

  • Pete's Service Center offers all of these and more. Call 317-283-7555 today!

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