Servicing Your Neighborhood For over 25 Years!!

Also, Family Owned and Operated for over 25 years!

Performance Auto Center


Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, Itasca

Including: Wood Dale, Hoffman Estates, Addison, Arlington Hts.

1051 Bonaventure Dr.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3277

Hours open: M-F 8:00 - 5:00, Sat 8:00 - 1:00

5 Minutes South of Woodfield Mall

(847) 891-7787
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Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield

Including: Bolingbrook, Oswego, Montgomery, Romeoville

25449 Ruff St.
Plainfield, IL. 60585

Hours open: M-F 8:00-5:00

Conveniently located 2 miles WEST of 59 & 95th street

(630) 922-7307
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Servicing Your Neighborhood For over 25 Years!!

Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, Itasca

Including: Wood Dale, Hoffman Estates, Addison, Arlington Hts.

1051 Bonaventure Dr.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3277

Hours open: M-F 8:00 - 5:00, Sat 8:00 - 1:00

5 Minutes South of Woodfield Mall

(847) 891-7787
Request Appointment  »

Also, Family Owned and Operated for over 25 years!

Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield

Including: Bolingbrook, Oswego, Montgomery, Romeoville

25449 Ruff St.
Plainfield, IL. 60585

Hours open: M-F 8:00-5:00

Conveniently located 2 miles WEST of 59 & 95th street

(630) 922-7307
Request Appointment  »
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Diesel Mechanic

If you’re seeking reliable engine repair services on your diesel vehicle, look no further than Performance Auto Center. We have strived to earn a stellar reputation for providing quick and successful engine repair for drivers in the community. We are the trusted name for diesel engine repair categorically for both domestic and foreign vehicles.

At our facility, we perform thorough service and repair on a variety of vehicles that run on diesel. We do a comprehensive inspection of your car, van or truck when it arrives at our shop regardless of the service you have requested. Once we have completed our service, we will provide you with a detailed report, so you have complete information on the service as well as the current condition of your vehicle.

Common Diesel Engine Problems

Diesel cars have long been favored for their robust performance and fuel efficiency, but along with their advantages come a set of common challenges. Here's a quick rundown:

  • Inadequate Fuel Supply: An insufficient fuel supply can lead to your engine not running as smoothly or efficiently as it should. This could be due to a damaged fuel pump, a clogged fuel filter, or an empty fuel tank.
  • Faulty Injectors: Diesel engine injectors have a tough job and can wear out over time. When they do, they can cause a number of problems, including decreased power and wasted fuel.
  • Glow Plug Failure: Glow plugs are integral to starting your diesel engine, particularly in colder weather. A faulty glow plug can make starting your engine difficult or even impossible.
  • Overheating: Overheating is a common issue in diesel engines. This can result from a variety of problems, including a faulty cooling system or a lack of coolant.

Troubleshooting Diesel Engines

We adopt a comprehensive approach to troubleshooting diesel engines.

The process begins with a thorough inspection, where our skilled technicians assess the overall health of your engine and identify any apparent issues. This could involve checking the basic components, like the fuel supply and injectors, to more detailed aspects, like glow plugs and the cooling system.

Once the problem has been identified, we then move into the repair phase. Using high-quality parts and tools, we fix the issue ensuring your vehicle is running at its optimum efficiency. But our job doesn't end there.

After the repair, we perform a series of tests to ensure the problem is fully resolved and your car is back to its best.

We believe in proactive maintenance and therefore, our technicians also provide you with practical advice to prevent future issues. This might involve tips on regular inspections, servicing timelines, and signs of potential problems.

With our robust troubleshooting process, we aim for not only immediate repair but long-term vehicle health.

Heavy-Duty Truck Repairs

Our expert diesel mechanics specialize in diagnosing and addressing issues specific to heavy-duty trucks. When you bring your truck to us, we perform thorough inspections to identify underlying problems. From engine components malfunctioning to electrical systems giving the wrong signals, no issue is left unresolved. Whether it’s a mysterious noise, a warning light, or noticeably decreased performance, we pinpoint the issue and resolve it swiftly.

Keeping your heavy-duty truck’s engine in peak condition is crucial for its reliability and efficiency. Our services cover everything from routine oil changes to major overhauls and can involve everything from inspecting fuel injectors to testing exhaust systems. Our regular maintenance programs ensure optimal condition, prevent overheating, and extend the lifespan of your vehicle.

Ensuring Diesel Emission Compliance

Meeting emission standards is essential for both environmental and legal compliance. Our diesel mechanics inspect your vehicle’s exhaust system to address leaks or damaged components that can contribute to inadvertent non-compliance. Whether you need diesel particulate filter cleaning, turbocharger repairs, or muffler replacements, we’ve got you covered.

Our routine of verifying compliance involves a combination of meticulous visual inspection, exhaust gas analysis, and onboard diagnostics. By employing advanced technologies and rigorous inspection methods, we guarantee that your vehicle performs optimally and adheres to environmental guidelines, so you don’t have to worry about issues down the line.

Complete Diesel Engine Overhauls

Increased fuel consumption is a primary concern for most diesel vehicle owners. An overhaul—a comprehensive rebuild process that restores your engine to near-original performance and extends its lifespan—can help with that. We handle overhauls for a wide range of diesel engines, from trucks and buses to heavy machinery.

If you notice any of the following, an overhaul might be necessary:

  • High blowby
  • High coolant or oil consumption
  • Age and wear
  • Specific part failures

We understand that an overhaul is an investment, and that it should only be done if necessary. For that reason, we want to ensure it’s the right decision for your engine by performing a detailed inspection. This includes an analysis of your engine’s performance data, a visual examination of key components, and potentially an oil analysis to identify signs of internal wear.

Here are the critical aspects of our complete overhaul process:

  • Complete engine disassembly and cleaning
  • Detailed inspection and parts evaluation
  • Replacement of worn-out components
  • Engine block reconditioning
  • …and more!

Based on our comprehensive evaluation, we’ll discuss your options and recommend the most cost-effective path forward, whether it’s an overhaul, targeted repairs, or simply continued maintenance.

Certified Diesel Technicians

When it comes to diesel engine maintenance or repairs, trusting just anyone to do the work simply isn’t an option. That’s why our technicians are ASE-certified—they’ve undergone rigorous testing and possess the proven knowledge and skills to handle even the most complex diesel engine repairs and overhauls.

It isn’t just our technicians that are certified. We understand that another common concern is the quality of the parts used. That’s why we exclusively use quality-certified parts that meet or exceed the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) specifications, ensuring a perfect fit, optimal performance, and long-lasting durability for your vehicle.

Using the Latest Diesel Engine Components

We believe in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to diesel engine technology. We regularly update our inventory with the latest diesel engine components to ensure your vehicle benefits from the advancements in automotive technology.

Whether it's fuel injectors, glow plugs, turbochargers, or emission control devices, we stock a comprehensive range of components that are designed to optimize the performance of your diesel vehicle.

Our skilled technicians are trained in the installation and maintenance of these parts, ensuring that your diesel engine runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Meet Our Fleet Maintenance Technicians

Our team of fleet maintenance technicians is the core of our business, ensuring that your diesel vehicles are operating at their absolute best. Each technician is highly skilled, with extensive training in the latest diesel technology.

They conduct meticulous inspections and thorough servicing of your fleet vehicles, ensuring that every component functions optimally.

Our technicians are not just mechanics; they are problem solvers who pride themselves on their ability to diagnose and resolve even the most complex diesel vehicle issues.

Competent Maintenance for Your Diesel Truck

Vehicle maintenance is a vital aspect to keeping a vehicle in a fully sturdy and dependable condition. As an owner, you may have worries about how your diesel vehicle is performing and whether there are parts of it that need tune-up or replacement. After all, the longer any problems are ignored, they return in earnest to become larger, costlier to repair and in more dire need of a fix. This is where we come in.

Performance Auto Center is knowledgeable and experienced in providing an all-around maintenance check for your diesel vehicle. Our shop is equipped with state-of-the-art tools and technology so we can perform a diligent testing of all your vehicle’s components and determine whether they are working optimally. At the end of our competent maintenance service, you will have a full understanding of the operational levels on all your vehicle’s components starting from the engine to the wheels.

Entrust your diesel truck in our hands to keep it in tip-top shape and improve its longevity.

Does Your Diesel Vehicle Need a Tune-up?

Performance Auto Center has the special tuning experience to help maintain your diesel vehicle’s smooth operations. With our top quality customer-centric approach, we will make sure to treat your automobile as if it were our own. When we’re finished with it, you can roll off our lot feeling like you’re controlling a brand new machine in your hands. Our stringent tune-up services will amaze you by the difference it can exhibit in your car.

Scheduled Oil Changes Your Diesel Truck Needs

When your diesel vehicle starts lighting up to inform you it needs an oil change, it can put a real dent in your day. You imagine having to call up your local dealership and attempting to make an appointment, having to shift your schedule to make time for this oil change.

Worry no more! Performance Auto Center is renowned at being timely and responsive to our customers. We can perform oil changes at the drop of a hat. And what’s more, we can schedule it work inside your availability. Not the other way around. Even better, our prices can’t be beat. In fact, we will charge you only a fraction of the cost a dealership does so you can save money and time!

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel engines require the specialized knowledge and years of experience that only a diesel mechanic can offer. And our diesel mechanics are among the best that the industry has to offer. We are Performance Auto Center—your first choice for diesel repair services for cars, trucks, and heavy machinery.

How did we become the leading diesel mechanic shop in the region? Top-tier service standards to start. Then there’s our famous fast turnaround times, renowned customer service, and affordable rates to top it all off. Around here, it’s just good honest work and proven results.

Why settle for second-best? Book an appointment today.

Diesel Engine Diagnostics and Inspections

We begin every service visit with a series of diagnostic tests. Combining both computer-driven diagnostic technology and a deep understanding of the engineering principles behind diesel engines, our mechanics will create a report that summarizes any malfunctions, damages, and inefficiencies that may be affecting your vehicle’s performance.

The accuracy of our engine diagnostics allows us to create reliable service estimates. That way, you know how much you’re going to pay before the work begins. No surprises. And if you have any questions or concerns, we’ll be happy to answer them in full detail. We’re all about turning efficiency into amazing customer experiences.

Diesel Engine Repair Services

As one of the leading local diesel mechanic companies, we offer a complete range of repair services. No matter what your issue, we’ll diagnose and repair it. To help speed things up, we maintain an inventory of replacement parts from the leading diesel companies. And if we don’t have the part in stock? No problem. Our long-term business relations with suppliers means we can get the right part shipped express, right to the shop.

Although the following is not comprehensive, these are the most common issues that our auto diesel mechanics deal with:

  • Excessive lubrication
  • Storage battery malfunction
  • Loose throttle linkages
  • Fuel delivery problems
  • Faulty injector
  • EGR valve issue
  • Water contamination
  • Oxidized oil
  • High compression ratio

Signs Your Diesel Engine Parts Have Excessive Lubrication

It’s important to be able to detect the signs that indicate your diesel engine parts have excessive lubrication, as doing so can prevent costly issues.

As a seasoned mechanic, here are the top signs we recommend you look for that indicate your engine parts are wearing down:

  • Louder engine operation than usual
  • Increased emission of excessive smoke
  • Irregular engine knocking sounds
  • Noticeable decrease in fuel efficiency

If you notice any engine issues, bring it to our shop for professional servicing.

Typical Issues With the EGR Valve

Issues with the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve can be cause for safety concerns in your vehicle. It’s an essential component that plays a key role in a car’s emission control system. When it malfunctions or encounters issues, several common problems arise, including the following:

  • Engine hesitation
  • Rough idling
  • Increased emissions
  • Engine stalling
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Decreased power
  • Illumination of the check engine light

Neglecting these issues could result in costly and irreversible damage to your engine. Visit our shop to promptly address these concerns and ensure your vehicle receives the necessary service it requires.

Diesel Engine Maintenance and Tune-Ups

Diesel engines are composed of hundreds of precision-designed parts. And although they are built to last—over-built to last, perhaps—the extremely high-pressure cylinder compression means that there’s absolutely no room for error. Contaminants like dust and water can cause serious inefficiencies. And if the engine is not properly maintained, it may end up breaking down, leaving you stranded on the size of the road or unable to continue working for the day.

To avoid this, it’s crucial to have your diesel engine maintained by a certified diesel engine mechanic like us. Regular maintenance will mean extending the lifespan of your diesel engine and ensuring that repairs and overhauls are unnecessary.

Call us today to learn about our scheduled engine maintenance and tune-up plans.

Why Diesel Engine Tuning Is Important

Diesel engine tuning is essential because it customizes your engine for enhanced power and efficiency. Your engine’s performance can be optimized through precise tweaks to fuel delivery and timing, boosting power and potentially leading to better gas mileage.

By including regular tune-ups in your maintenance plan, you can ensure your engine will operate at its best, potentially extending its lifespan while delivering a smoother driving experience. If you would like to schedule a service appointment, please don’t hesitate to call our office.

Your All-in-One Licensed Diesel Mechanic

From humble beginnings as a small auto shop, we’ve grown into an all-in-one licensed diesel mechanic offering service for all makes and models. Backed by decades of collective industry knowledge, Performance Auto Center’s dedicated team of certified experts is dedicated to enhancing your vehicle performance and improving your on-road safety.

With a dedication to delivering the best service in town, we keep our licensing updated and remain at the forefront of industry trends. As our customer, you’ll get nothing short of the premium diesel engine service.

Professional Diesel Performance Upgrades

Our professional diesel performance upgrade service is tailored to enhance your vehicle’s power, efficiency, and overall performance. With our focus on quality and expertise, the upgrades we provide will maximize your diesel engine’s capabilities.

Included in this comprehensive service are:

  • Custom tuning and optimization of engine parameters
  • Upgraded fuel delivery systems for enhanced efficiency
  • Installation of performance-enhancing exhaust systems
  • Upgraded air intake systems for improved airflow
  • Enhanced turbocharger or supercharger installations for increased power
  • Professional assessment and recommendations for specific performance needs

When your vehicle receives a comprehensive diesel performance upgrade, you’re giving it a fresh start, removing all the issues that come with a mature engine.

If you have pricing questions or have a rebuilt engine and are wondering how our service will affect it, call our shop. We’ll recommend you book an appointment for an inspection so we can give you tailored responses.

Book an Appointment with the Diesel Truck Repair Specialists

At Performance Auto Center, our diesel mechanics are ready when you are! We can service diesel trucks, cars, and even heavy machinery.

For repairs, overhauls, maintenance checks, and tune-ups on diesel engines, you can rest assured that your vehicle will be in good hands. Call us today at (847) 891-7787 to schedule a service appointment.

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