Diesel & Fleet Repair

General Services

Oil, Lube, and Filter

Engine oil, or motor oil, is the oil used for lubricating the various parts of your truck's internal combustion engine. The oil reduces wear, lessens friction, cools the engine parts, and inhibits corrosion. One of the cheapest and most effective ways to prolong the life of your truck's engine is to have its oil and oil filters changed regularly. Oil changes keep engines healthy. With regular oil changes, your engine will run stronger for longer. Contact Fallon Automotive for all your oil change needs. Our experts will change your truck's oil and oil filters if needed.

DOT & Customer Required Inspections

State Department of Transportation's (DOT) require inspections for safety assessments. The Department of Transportation relies on appointed and licensed auto repair shops to conduct vehicle-only inspections. Fallon Automotive is certified to conduct these inspections. For your DOT inspection needs, contact us or visit Fallon Automotive today.

In addition to DOT inspections, Fallon Automotive handles customer-required inspections. For all your customer-required inspection needs, contact us.

Engine

Belts & Hoses

Timing belts and serpentine belts are the most common types of belts in trucks.

A timing belt (also referred to as the camshaft drive belt or the Gilmer belt) is a notched belt that allows the crankshaft to turn the camshaft. Failure of the timing belt would lead to failure of the engine. A loose timing belt could lead to its slipping. When slipped, valves will open at the wrong time putting them at the risk of being struck by the pistons. To avoid this, have your timing belts inspected and serviced regularly.

A drive belt transfers power from the engine to the front mounted accessories such as the cooling fan, power steering pump, air injection pump, the air conditioning compressor and more. Failure of the drive belt means that all the engine accessories it's powering will stop working leading to overheating of the engine. To prevent this from happening, have the belt regularly checked for wear, cracks and stripping.

Hoses (or coolant hoses) are the heater and radiator hoses (upper and lower). The hoses facilitate the flow of coolant between the radiator, engine, and heating block. Old and worn out hoses can easily burst resulting in an overheated engine. To prevent this from happening, have the hoses inspected for cracks.

For belts and hoses maintenance and replacement services, visit Fallon Automotive today. Remember, working belts and hoses will lead to a properly working engine.

Cooling System

Although a truck's engine operates most efficiently at high temperatures, the surplus heat produced during combustion can damage engine parts. To keep the engine safe from the surplus heat, trucks come with a cooling system. The system helps the engine maintain the required temperature and release any surplus heat to the environment.

The cooling system is made up of various parts that work harmoniously. These parts are the radiator, fan, pump, pressure cap, hoses, thermostat, and overflow tank. Failure of any of the parts will result in a poorly functioning cooling system.

To have a properly working cooling system (and thus a healthy engine), consider having periodic servicing of the parts that make up the system. At Fallon Automotive, we can service or replace (if necessary) radiators, fans, water pumps, hoses, thermostats and pressure caps.

Exhaust

An exhaust system is a piping that directs exhaust gases away from the internal combustion engine to the outdoors. A truck's exhaust system is made up of one or more exhaust pipes. An exhaust system can be modified to increase engine power (and performance), reduce pollution, or reduce noise. Also, a properly operating exhaust system is required for operator safety.

To get the most from your truck, you need regular exhaust service. For exhaust repairs, exhaust modification, or exhaust replacement, call or visit Fallon Automotive today.

Water Pumps

A water pump is a vital part of your truck cooling system. A water pump is a centrifugal pump that circulates fluid whenever the engine is running. A belt connected to the engine's crankshaft drives the pump. Water pumps have vanes that fling the fluid to the outside of the pump (using centrifugal force) where it can enter the internal combustion engine. After going through the engine and the cylinder head, the fluid flows back to the water pump.

If the water pump develops a leak or the hub becomes loose and noisy, you need to have it replaced. Faulty water pumps will lead to poor cooling of the internal combustion engine. To have faulty water pumps repaired or replaced, call or visit Fallon Automotive today.

Engine

This is where your truck's combustion of fuel occurs. The ignition, which takes place in a combustion chamber, provides force to the pistons, turbine blades, or a nozzle. The engine provides power that drives your truck. With a poorly operating engine, you will have a poor performing truck. Visit Fallon Automotive today, to have all your engine needs addressed. At Fallon Automotive, we have engine specialists who will make sure you get the most from your truck's engine.

Brakes

Brakes & Maintenance Repair

Truck brakes are much more powerful than car brakes. Faulty truck brakes put the truck driver, the load, and other road users at risk. If you are not confident in your truck's ability to stop firm and straight when you hit the brakes, then it is time to have them checked and replaced if necessary. At Fallon Automotive, we will diagnose your truck and fleet's brake problems and offer high quality brake work. Visit our auto shop or call us today.

Air Brakes

Air brakes (or compressed air brake systems) stop heavy-duty trucks quickly. In this type of brakes, compressed air is used to apply pressure to the brake pad thus stopping a truck. These brakes are a powerful and effective alternative to hydraulic brakes - thus their common use in trucks, buses, and trains. Although powerful and effective, airbrakes need consistent, thorough maintenance. For all your airbrake needs, call or visit Fallon Automotive today. At Fallon Automotive, we have qualified and experienced mechanics who will work on your truck's air brakes.

Hydraulic Brakes

A hydraulic brake is a type of braking system that uses brake fluid to transfer pressure to the brake pads. Although most heavy trucks use air brakes, some trucks have hydraulic brakes. A hydraulic brake consists of the following: a brake pedal, a push rod, a cylinder chamber, and brake pads. With time, the hydraulic brakes components wear out and thus need replacement. For all your hydraulic brake system needs, visit Fallon Automotive or call us. We boast the most experienced hydraulic brake experts in the region.

Electrical

Batteries & Cables

We offer excellent replacement batteries and cables for your vehicle. Just call or stop by and we will make sure you find the best fit for your vehicle.

Breakers & Fuses

We carry an assortment of breakers and fuses for your vehicle's needs. To find out more about the breakers and fuses we carry please give us a call.

Lights

Fallon Automotive carries a variety of lights that provide 180 degrees of uninterrupted illumination. For all of your vehicle's lighting needs please contact us.

Spark Plugs

Spark plugs channel the electrical current to ignite the fuel. Like many parts of your vehicle, spark plugs wear out. When a spark plug fires it removes some of the metal on the plug. Please call us for all of your spark plug needs.

Starters & Alternators

A starter converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. The alternator charges your vehicle's battery. Looking for a starter or alternator for your vehicle? Let us help you! We enjoy helping our customers with all of their vehicle needs. For all your questions call us.

Wiring & Switches

Fallon Automotive has qualified service professionals waiting to help you! We can replace faulty wiring and switches on your vehicle. For all of your electrical needs don't hesitate to contact us or stop by our shop.

Suspension

Air Spring

Air suspension is used in place of conventional steel springs in heavy vehicle applications such as buses and trucks. It is broadly used on semi-trailers. The purpose of air suspension is to provide a smooth, constant ride quality. Modern electronically controlled systems almost always feature self-leveling along with raising and lowering functions. Although traditionally called air bags or air bellows, the correct term is air spring (although these terms are also used to describe just the rubber bellows element with its end plates). Trust the experts at Fallon Automotive when your truck's air bag suspension needs service, repair, or replacement. Call us to schedule an appointment.

Equalizers

Suspension equalizers are an effective aftermarket innovation for rear leaf suspensions. The equalizers are designed to aid in the carrying ability of your truck. Equalizers have the following advantages: fuel economy, increased safety, increased power, reduced tire wear, improved steering, and improved braking.

Most equalizer kits include U-bolts, Equalizer Bars, Shackle Plates, Greasable Bolts, Rollers, Spring Washers, Washers, U-bolt Plates, and Nylon Locking Nuts. For all your suspension equalizer needs, visit or call Fallon Automotive today.

Hangers

Hangers are an effective way to enhance your truck's driving stability, handling, and suspension response. Hangers lower your truck's center of gravity, protecting it from rollovers in turns and corners and help you modify your truck's ground clearance. Whether you want to lower or raise your truck using hangers, call or visit Fallon Automotive today.

Shocks

Shock absorbers are mechanical devices designed to smooth out shock impulses, thus reducing the effects of traveling over rough roads. Shocks convert kinetic energy that is formed when a vehicle travels over rough ground into another form of energy.

With shocks, you will be able to take your truck to places you never thought possible. Shocks work together with springs (they damp spring oscillations) to give your truck the best overall performance and the ability to carry the maximum load. For all your shock servicing, shock repairs and shock replacement needs, call or visit Fallon Automotive today.

Torque Arms & Walking Beams

A torque arm is a metal arm attached between a drive axle and the vehicle's frame. Torque arms prevent axle rotation in hub motors. It prevents the wheels from trying to rotate the axle relative to the vehicle's frame under acceleration (or in the opposite direction during braking).

A walking beam is an oscillating lever that pivots on a central axis and uses internal cam technology to transmit linear stroke in two directions (produces a reciprocating or reversible motion).

Drive Train

Clutch

A clutch is a component of the drive train that engages and disengages the power transmission from the driving shaft to driven shaft. The clutch is located between the gearbox and the engine. During a gear change, disengaging is required and the clutch facilitates this disengagement. Clutches need periodic servicing and replacing. When it comes to clutch repairs and replacements, you can count on Fallon Automotive. We have engine experts who will ensure that all your truck or fleet clutch issues are addressed.

Differential

The differential is another component of your truck's drive train. The differential lets your truck make turns with ease (remember, the different wheels of your truck travel varying distances when turning). The differential should be serviced regularly. Your fleet of trucks requires periodic differential repairs and replacement. At Fallon Automotive, we offer differential repair, rebuild, or maintenance services for trucks.

Drive Line

A drive line is made up of all the parts of the powertrain (the main components that generate power and drive your truck), but excluding the transmission and engine. The driveline, which is located after the transmission, changes depending on whether the vehicle is rear-wheel, front-wheel, or four-wheel drive.

With time, moisture, pressure, heat and load cause gear oil to breakdown leading to lubrication failure and worn out gears. This will result in noisy engines and poor truck performance. To solve drive line problems, you need to have worn-out lubricant and engine parts replaced. To have this done by experts, call or visit Fallon Automotive today. We will ensure that you experience smoother gear shifting.

Transmission

A truck's transmission adapts the output mechanical power from the engine to drive the wheels. The main purpose is to reduce the number of revolutions made by the crankshaft by use of interlocking gears. The common types of transmissions include manual transmission, automatic transmission, semi-automatic transmission, direct shift gearbox (DSG), TipTronic gearbox, and continuous variable transmission (CVT).

With time, a truck's transmission wears out and starts developing problems. Transmission problems are known to cause mechanical breakdowns. When this happens, you need to have the transmission repaired, rebuilt, or replaced. For everything from transmission rebuilding to transmission repair and transmission replacement, trust Fallon Automotive. Call us or visit us today.

Front-End Services

King Pins

A king pin is the main pivot in the steering mechanism of your truck. In most vehicle steering systems, the pin forms part of the mechanism for turning the front wheels. Failure of the king pin will mean that the steering system will not work properly...and improperly working steering systems can be dangerous. To avoid accidents arising from turning problems make sure your truck's king pin is regularly checked and serviced. To have the king pin and the entire steering system checked and serviced by experts, call or visit Fallon Automotive today.

Power Steering

Power steering (also known as the steering assist system) helps you turn the truck by augmenting the steering effort of the steering wheel. Power steering works by utilizing a hydraulic pump mounted on the engine. When the wheel is turned, the fluid in the steering system (held under pressure) is released applying pressure to the steering system.

Power steering is considerably useful when the truck is moving slowly or stopped. It also helps you with the feel of the road. To ensure driving safety make sure your truck's power steering is regularly serviced. For all your power steering needs, visit or call Fallon Automotive today.

Spring & U Bolts

The spring supports the weight of your truck allowing the suspension to move over bumps. The movement of the spring is controlled by the shocks. The shocks stop it from bouncing.

U-bolts are U-shaped bolts with screw threads on both ends. There are many uses for U-bolts - one common use is to attach pipes. For all your spring and U-bolt needs, call or visit Fallon Automotive today.

Wheel Services

Bearings

The wheels on your truck rotate by use of wheel bearings. The bearings include rollers that spin in a cage to carry the weight of the vehicle on the axles. Wheel bearings come in many different kinds and designs. Among the types of bearings commonly used in automotive wheels are taper roller bearings, roller bearings, roller thrust bearings, thrust ball bearings, and ball bearings.

Although properly maintained bearings can last for over 100,000 miles, rumbles, clicks and groans means that the bearings need replacing (even if they haven't stayed for long). Worn out wheel bearings cannot carry your truck's load. For your bearing service and replacement needs, visit or call Fallon Automotive. We offer a huge selection of wheel bearings that can fit any vehicle and truck, and have the expertise to make the repairs.

Hubs, Seals, Studs, and Nuts

A wheel hub motor, also referred to as a wheel motor, is an electric motor incorporated into the wheel hub and drives it directly. You can have a safer and smoother ride today by replacing your warped and worn out wheel hubs. Let Fallon Automotive replace your worn out hubs today.

Properly working seals provide oil and grease sealing - offering enhanced performance in a wide range of temperatures and environments. Worn out or warped seals allow external contaminants to enter the bearing unit or let lubricant escape from the unit. This ultimately leads to premature failure of the bearing unit. To keep out contamination and retain lubricant in the bearings, have the seals replaced with new ones. To have the seals replaced by experts, contact or visit Fallon Automotive today.

Studs are the threaded fasteners that hold on the wheels of your truck. The wheel studs are permanently mounted on the wheel hub through the brake disk or brake drum. To secure the wheel, nuts (lug nuts) are fastened over the stud. Stripped wheel studs can be quite dangerous. Damaged wheel studs should be replaced with new ones immediately. To have your truck's wheel studs replaced with high quality ones, call or visit Fallon Automotive today.

A wheel nut or lug nut is a fastener for securing a wheel on the hub. A set of lug nuts are used to secure a wheel to the threaded wheel studs (which are fixed to a wheel hub). Worn out nuts means one thing - the wheel is not fixed securely on the vehicle which puts the vehicle at the risk of rolling over. To have your truck's wheels securely fastened to the hub, contact or visit Fallon Automotive today.

Trailer Work

Roll Up Doors & Floors

To keep your goods safe, make sure your truck's doors are strong and working properly. At Fallon Automotive, we understand the urgent need to get your trucks and trailers back on the road when a door is damaged or working improperly. We will fit your trucks with specialty roll up doors for the truck and trailer.

To keep your goods safe, make sure your truck's doors are strong and working properly. At Fallon Automotive, we understand the urgent need to get your trucks and trailers back on the road when a door is damaged or working improperly. We will fit your trucks with specialty roll up doors for the truck and trailer. Give us a call or visit our auto shop today.

Lights

Lights are one of the most important parts of any vehicle. This is especially so if you travel early in the morning or late in the evening. The lights provide illumination for you as you drive. In trucks, the lighting system is made up of front, sides, rear, and top lights. The lights are designed to let you drive safely after dark. To increase your safety and the safety of other road users, make sure your truck's lights are in good working condition. Have the lights and the lighting system checked by the experts at Fallon Automotive. Call us today.

Brakes

A brake is a mechanical device for inhibiting a truck's motion. Unlike car brakes, truck brakes have to be bigger and more powerful to stop the truck and its load. Most brakes use friction to convert kinetic energy into heat. The brakes store braking heat in the disc brake or drum brake when braking and then conduct it to the air gradually.

Faulty brakes put you and other road users at a great risk. Faulty brakes increase the chances of collisions. If your truck has braking issues, visit or call Fallon Automotive today. At Fallon Automotive, we have brake experts who will diagnose and work on your truck braking system.

Suspension

Suspension is a collective name given to the system of shocks, springs, and linkages that connect a truck to its wheels and allow relative motion between the two. The suspension system has the following main purposes: keeping the occupants of the truck comfortable, contributing to the truck's handling and braking, protecting the truck from wear and damage, maximizing the friction between the tires and the road surface; and increasing safety.

With a faulty suspension system, the truck's performance and handling will be greatly affected. Also, driving on rough roads will not be an easy task. If roads were perfectly flat, suspensions would not be necessary. To have your truck's suspension system checked, repaired or replaced by suspension experts, contact or visit Fallon Automotive today.

Landing Gear

The landing gear is the part of a moving truck that is underneath the main body. It is the supporting structural framework of a truck. A landing gear incorporates the wheels, suspension, brakes, traction motors, and powered units. In case of faulty landing gear, visit Fallon Automotive today.