Stanley Ford brings on two new certified diesel mechanics

Stanley Ford brings on two new certified diesel mechanics

“Diesel Dans” will be happy to learn that Stanley Ford in Kenai now has two new certified diesel mechanic specialists with over 30 years of experience between them. Welcome Justin Martin and Josh Lee both hailing from Idaho. “This is my second time around coming here and this time I’m here to stay,” Martin told the Dispatch. He says he became a diesel specialist because he got tired of paying someone else to fix his vehicles, “So I went to school at UTI in Phoenix, Arizona and specialized in Ford Motor Company and have been working at dealerships ever since,” he said. Martin says the diesel engine isn’t the same as in your father’s day.

“It’s definitely advanced as computers have advanced, we have a lot more diagnostic abilities to know what is going on with the sensors. Now that makes it tougher on the home mechanic to find out what’s going on, but it really helps the engines to run cleaner, better, stronger and helps us be more accurate with our diagnostics and saves the amount of time it takes to repair them.”

Technology has also helped diesel owners know what’s needed and when to check out symptoms by paying attention to the service lights.

“The check engine light or service light in your engine cluster today is the best way of knowing it’s time to bring it in,” said Martin. Joss Lee is also from Idaho and brings 20 years of experience working as a diesel specialist to the Stanley Ford team, “Things have changed but actually the new technology makes things more convenient, but it’s what I know it’s what I’ve done all my life. The harder the problem and the more challenging it is the better I like it,” says Joss.

Through the end of February in honor of their new diesel specialists Stanley Ford is offering an hour diesel diagnosis for $99.00 dollars, “The value of that diagnosis is typically over $200 so now’s the time to come in and meet Joss and Justin and save some money. We’ll go over the results of the tests with you and let you what it’ll cost if you have some problems going on before proceeding with any repairs,” said Al Wingster, service manager at Stanley Ford.

To make an appointment call Al Wingster at 262-5491 or stop by “Your Hometown Dealer,” on the Kenai Spur Hwy in Kenai just before the airport turnoff.

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