We’re now in the middle of February 2022, and snowstorms have never been more prevalent. Cold, frigid temperatures like that can wreak havoc on everything they touch, which includes diesel engines for vehicle fleets. Taking the ideal steps to make sure your fleet is ready for the winter is an investment you should be willing to make. The good news is that today’s diesel fuel choices, along with your own winter maintenance, can eliminate nearly every weather-related issue. Read on to learn about a few winter issues facing your diesel engine and what you can do to prepare for the weather!
Fuel Filter Maintenance
Having a dirty fuel filter is an issue all year round, but it gets much worse during the winter. It is the most common reason for stalling and no-starts during the chilly winter months. A dirty fuel filter will trap water, in the proper conditions, will turn into ice – effectively creating a barrier that nothing will breakthrough. You should not only plan to swap out your fuel filter before the winter; it is recommended to keep an extra one around in case of weather emergencies.
Preventative Diesel Fuel Maintenance
So far, we have discussed a few of the reasons your diesel engine can be harder to start and run in the freezing months and what you can do about those things. There are also plenty of different products on the market that you can use to your advantage to not only keep the diesel engine in solid shape year-round, but especially during the winter. At Howard Energy, we know which types of fuel will work best for your vehicle fleet, we also have the solution for maintaining and treating your diesel fuel tank.
Clean the Water Out of Your Tank
A lot of us shudder at the idea of water in our diesel fuel and what it can do to our engines. Today’s fuel has improved a lot of the issues caused by diesel engines, luckily.
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