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Diesel Vehicle Owner Information
Do You Own a Diesel Vehicle?

ADS members are known throughout the industry for the high technical standards they maintain. Members represent a dedicated network committed to reliable, high-quality service. ADS members service all types of diesel vehicles including cars, pick-ups, trucks, tractors and heavy equipment and offer drive-in, fuel injection, governor, and turbocharger services.

Standards, Capabilities and Commitment
The Association of Diesel Specialists is the world wide diesel industry's leading trade association, dedicated to the highest level of service on diesel fuel injection and related systems.  Each Service Member is authorized by one or more of the Association's Manufacture members.


ADS Nationwide Warranty Program
The ADS Warranty is a reciprocal program that permits a mobile equipment operator who is a customer of an ADS member shop to receive warranty repair on a fuel injection system, governor or turbocharger which was serviced by another participating ADS member shop.  The participating members are noted by a NWW in the Membership Directory.

The program is based upon professional trust and cooperation among ADS members. Jobs are guaranteed no matter where the equipment is located, thus serves as an extension of our customer service.

More information on the ADS Nationwide Warranty participant.

Sign up now to become a participant in the ADS Nationwide Warranty program.

Turbocharger Information

Find out more about the ADS Turbocharger Committee.

Questions to Ask When Getting Service
Taking your vehicle to get serviced?  Here are a few questions you may want to ask.

As a diesel owner you may need to ask questions specifically for your type of vehicle.  Below are a few questions we have gathered to help you have a better conversation with your diesel service provider.
  • When should I change my oil? After how many miles? is that any different from a gasoline engine?
  • Are today‚Äôs diesel engines clean like they claim to be?
  • Could you check for computer updates needed for my vehicle?
  • Could you check the condition of my vehicle's batteries and battery connections? Poor batteries can damage expensive replacement parts; example, FICMs.
  • Will you please check my Diesel Exhaust Fluid level?
  • Do you recommend a Diesel Additive so I can get increased mileage and performance?
  • Will you do a complete inspection of my vehicle?
  • Will you call me before any repairs are made with a estimate?
  • Are your mechanics ASE certified?
  • Are you a full service facility?
  • Will my vehicle be returned to me with all the fluids topped off?
  • What type of oil do you use?
  • When can I pick my vehicle up? 

Want to Learn More? 

Visit the Diesel Technology Forum.

Buy a diesel. Save $20,000 over 5 years

From Diesel Technology Forum:
Diesel car and truck buyers are finding that their vehicles are actually holding on to their value more than a comparable gasoline model. According to a new study, after five years of ownership, the total cost of owning some diesel models may actually be almost $20,000 less than a gasoline counterpart.