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Big O Tires provides Hard Starting and Drivability Diagnostic services to British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver, Coast and Mountains, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind Hard Starting and Drivability Diagnostic Services at Big O Tires

Diesel engines contain many components and small systems. Problems with systems and components can lead to hard starting and the need for a drivability diagnostic. When your diesel engine is hard to start, there are several things worth checking. First is the temperature. Diesel engines rely upon heat for the combustion process to occur. If the engine uses glow plugs, they may need to warm up before they can properly start the engine. Second is oil. The internal components of a diesel engine require a lubricant to perform at their best. Engine oil can prevent harmful friction from occurring and can remove dirt and other damaging debris. If a vehicle has a turbocharger, a dirty or low amount of lubrication may also harm the turbocharger and lead to drivability and hard starting issues. A bad battery, fuel supply, and fuel injectors may also lead to hard starting issues.

Why Should You Have Hard Starting and Drivability Diagnostic Services Performed at Big O Tires?

If your diesel engine is difficult to start, bring your vehicle in and we’ll be happy to perform a hard starting and drivability diagnostic. If you don’t know what’s making your engine hard to start, we can carefully look over its many parts and systems and help you identify the cause. If you suspect or know the cause, we can verify it for you and help you with your next steps. From faulty glow plugs and dirty oil to broken fuel injectors and a low supply of fuel, our staff is happy to work with you to fix your vehicle’s problems. Is your turbocharger experiencing corrosion? Has your battery gone dead? Allow our service staff to examine the problem, and identify what measures need to be taken in order to correct the issue.

We proudly service the Hard Starting and Drivability Diagnostic needs of customers in British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver, Coast and Mountains, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : British Columbia | Burnaby BC | Canada | Chilliwack BC | Delta BC | Kamloops BC | Ladysmith BC | Langley BC | Maple Ridge BC | Nanaimo BC | Port Coquitlam BC | Powell River BC | Prince George BC | Richmond BC | Surrey BC | Vancouver BC | Vancouver Coast and Mountains | Vernon BC | Victoria BC | West Vancouver BC | Westbank BC | and surrounding areas

Big-O Tire offers the following Services at select dealerships throughout BC, including:

Wheel alignments Brake inspection and service Electrical System Fuel injection
Transmission Service Cooling system Power steering Tune-ups
Engine Analysis Drivability and diagnostic problems Oil and lube service Batteries
Mufflers/exhaust Suspension - struts/shock Designated Gov't Inspection Facility Tires: Passenger, Light Truck, Performance, Custom Wheels


What’s the difference between Repairs and Maintenance?

Repairs are services that are required or necessary when something on your vehicle is not working properly or may have worn to the point where a replacement is required to maintain the performance of your vehicle.

Maintenance is the routinely scheduled services, inspections and part replacements that your vehicle manufacturer recommends based on the age or mileage of your vehicle.

The schedule for performing these maintenance services varies from vehicle to vehicle. You will find the schedule for your vehicle in your owner's manual. Following this schedule is the best way to make sure your vehicle is performing as it should.

Service Warranty

All BIG O Tire dealers in BC pride themselves on being able to provide the best customer service and the highest quality service work available anywhere. To support that, a service warranty on workmanship, service and/or parts is provided by each independent BIG O Tires dealership. These warranties vary from one aspect of our business to another - Tire warranties are different from Wheel warranties, and each of these differ from warranties on Service work performed during the course of a repair or maintenance on your vehicle. Ask your BIG O dealer at the time of purchase of these products and/or services what the warranty period is and what is covered under it.

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