Diesel engines: the essentials

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When you think about diesel engines, you probably think about large trucks and machinery, and maybe a few oddball cars over the years.  But how long has diesel really been around, and why is it used the way it is today? R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY has the answers you need to become more in-tune with your diesel truck and engine. 

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Warning - Your Transmission May Be Failing

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At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Here’s what to look out for, from R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY.

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Get a Grip on Tire Conditions

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What condition are your tires in? At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, we want to make sure you can tell. A simple visual inspection is all you need - it’s easy if you know what to look for.

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Diagnosing a bad brake master cylinder

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Has your brake master cylinder gone bad? How would you know? What even is it? R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY has the answers.

Your brake master cylinder is an integral part of your brake system. When one fails, some odd symptoms may arise, and it may be difficult to diagnose. Here’s some information to help you decide if yours has given out on you.

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Do you need a new Alternator? How to tell if yours is bad

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Your alternator is a central component on any engine. The alternator is responsible for powering anything electronic on your vehicle, including the coils that fire your spark plugs (unless it’s a diesel). At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, we know a bad alternator when we see one - here’s how you can spot one too.

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