Saddle Up Auto & Diesel Repair

Saddle Up Auto & Diesel Repair Family Owned Automotive & Diesel Repair Shop. With over 20 years of experience, we service vehicles with integrity at affordable prices.
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Saddle Up will be closed. Tomorrow we will be teaming up with some others in Lebanon for a  Single Moms & Widows Car Cli...
04/19/2024

Saddle Up will be closed. Tomorrow we will be teaming up with some others in Lebanon for a Single Moms & Widows Car Clinic!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!☘️
03/17/2024

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!☘️

“No more rhyming, I mean it!”…😂😂
03/11/2024

“No more rhyming, I mean it!”…

😂😂

Under a load, this vehicle would  . After verifying fuel system and ignition system was operating as it should,   engine...
03/10/2024

Under a load, this vehicle would . After verifying fuel system and ignition system was operating as it should, engine damage suspected.
Upon tear down we found this had been worn down by a faulty . Several of the lobes on it were worn but this one was one of the worst I’ve seen. The customer opted to having a higher performance camshaft installed into the vehicle to boost performance. So with a new camshaft, lifters, valve springs, push rods, and all new gaskets we’ll have this vehicle back on the road faster than it was before.

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02/28/2024

Sitting in the office doing school, we overhear from the shop: “You big turd!💩 Get in there!”
Ways to get the job done. More mechanic tips and tricks to come. 😉

Much needed  parking lot maintenance after all the ice and rain.
02/06/2024

Much needed parking lot maintenance after all the ice and rain.

Another example of a cracked cv axle boot slinging grease.  #
01/30/2024

Another example of a cracked cv axle boot slinging grease.

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Working slow in the shop in these temps. It’s going to be a rough week for those working outside. Be safe y’all. 🥶🥶
01/17/2024

Working slow in the shop in these temps. It’s going to be a rough week for those working outside. Be safe y’all. 🥶🥶

🤔 I’ve seen a thing or two. But NEVER this. ??? Still not quite sure   someone would cut out the bottom of the   inside ...
12/30/2023

🤔 I’ve seen a thing or two. But NEVER this. ???

Still not quite sure someone would cut out the bottom of the inside the car as an alternative to lowering the fuel . It’s a pretty light fuel tank. THEN you have the drilling a hole in the fuel and the inside of the fuel pump 🤔 …with butt connectors?? 🤷🏻‍♂️You see some things in the automotive world.

After putting a new fuel pump on, a new fuel filter, and finding the source of the original problem (shown in the last pic), this vehicle is back to starting as it should.

You know you’re a  ’s wife when your husband comes in and says:“Alright you ready for me to swoon you? I’m about to swoo...
12/21/2023

You know you’re a ’s wife when your husband comes in and says:

“Alright you ready for me to swoon you? I’m about to swoon you over this. You won’t believe what I found” 😂😍🤠

I love when he and finds the source.

  or mist coming out of your vents? Or maybe the   is no longer coming out of the vents.In this Dodge Dakota, the heat w...
12/15/2023

or mist coming out of your vents? Or maybe the is no longer coming out of the vents.

In this Dodge Dakota, the heat was no longer blowing out of the vents. While inspecting the system, we noticed one of the heater hoses was cold while the other was hot, which tells you that most likely the heater core is clogged. There was a coming out of the vents as well.
Upon removal of the heater core, you could see it was leaking inside the heater case which would cause the mist coming out of the vents. This job can be a doozie. The entire has to be removed. 😵‍💫

Got the heater core in and the heat back in order just in time for this chilly weather.

The suspension was loose on this vehicle. Once we replaced the loose upper and lower ball joints, we took it for a test ...
12/06/2023

The suspension was loose on this vehicle. Once we replaced the loose upper and lower ball joints, we took it for a test drive. There was still a popping and it turns out the sway bar link on the passenger side was broken. That ball is not supposed to come out of that joint. After replacing sway bar links on both sides, noise is gone and the suspension is good to go.

We hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!
11/24/2023

We hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful for the opportunity to serve at the Car Clinic in Lebanon this past Saturday. We even had some of our cu...
08/09/2023

We are thankful for the opportunity to serve at the Car Clinic in Lebanon this past Saturday. We even had some of our customers come help. We couldn’t have done it without you! You know who you are.
❤️This community means so much to us!❤️
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When we do an oil change, we like to rub a little   around the  . It helps with   the filter to the oil filter adapter. ...
07/31/2023

When we do an oil change, we like to rub a little around the . It helps with the filter to the oil filter adapter. It also helps prevent the gasket slide across the metal to prevent the rubber from ripping, tearing, or grabbing during installation.

When we are installing an , we like to pour fresh oil into the oil filter as seen in the picture. It aids in in the first start up of the engine. Although not required, it’s an extra step we take to ensure a healthy start to the life of a new motor.


  the next generation has been the focus of our classes but this one was a little different. It was fun having a mixture...
07/22/2023

the next generation has been the focus of our classes but this one was a little different. It was fun having a mixture of adults and children that wanted to learn. basics and knowing more about your vehicle comes in and can prevent some frustration.

In these classes, one of the things we share is the importance of having the tools you need in the event of a tire🛞. Most vehicles come equipped with a small , lug nut , and a tire. Knowing the of where these tools are stored is half the battle. The other part is making sure you have them. 😄 If you’ve bought a used 🚗 car, those tools may not have been put back. That has been the case more frequently than expected. For this class we had 3 different locations in their vehicles. The most common place is in the . The participants had cars where one was stored under the back seat of a crew cab truck (which is common in trucks), another was stored underneath the flooring of the trunk carpet, and the last one was stored in the side panel under a cup holder as you can see in the pictures.

✅ It’s one of those things, you don’t know that you need to know until you have to know. Being prepared will save lots of time and frustration even if you aren’t the one changing the tire.

A peek into a day at the shop:Unfortunately…this is why mechanics get a bad rep. This truck has been on our lift for 2 w...
07/20/2023

A peek into a day at the shop:

Unfortunately…this is why mechanics get a bad rep. This truck has been on our lift for 2 weeks. It should have been out in 2 days.

It was an oil pan job. No major deal. It’s a good day’s time, maybe a little more but it’s not an job. We had to lower the transmission on this one. New oil pan goes in, put everything back together, and it will be back on the road in no time…

…. it doesn’t stop there. We notice the rear main seal . That’s another day job by itself. But since we were already here, we could the time and the customer money. Customer okays it but then we find out the special tool it takes to repair it is hundreds of dollars. 😱 Yikes! And it had to be ordered and was a week out. 😬

⚙️Appointments had to be rescheduled.
⚙️The customer had to be out of his vehicle for way longer than expected.
⚙️More money had to be spent.

We felt all of it. It was definitely frustrating but being an honest shop is a high priority for us. Sometimes we run into delays and sometimes it costs more. It’s part of the job but we are a ministry minded business and we remember that our customers are people too.

When your son helps out with a diesel   change and loves to aggravate his mama. Diesel oil actually stains your hands mo...
07/18/2023

When your son helps out with a diesel change and loves to aggravate his mama. Diesel oil actually stains your hands more than regular automotive oil because diesel engines produce quite a bit of .

So he will be wearing that oil a little longer than normal. :-)

Solution: Make sure you wear 🧤 gloves.

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That’s one big transmission.This transmission still has the transfer case attached to the back of it so it’s a   one. It...
07/16/2023

That’s one big transmission.

This transmission still has the transfer case attached to the back of it so it’s a one.

It came out of a Ford F250 6.7L. Changing out the rear main and oil on this truck requires the to be lowered. It’s an extensive job.

Found it!⛽️leak…under the turbo.
07/08/2023

Found it!

⛽️leak…under the turbo.

IT’s HOT, HOT, HOT 🥵 If your   is blowing but the air isn’t cold, you most likely have a   leak. Two instances below: on...
07/07/2023

IT’s HOT, HOT, HOT 🥵 If your is blowing but the air isn’t cold, you most likely have a leak.

Two instances below: one was due to the AC line rubbing against a neighboring pipe and the other had pin holes in the bottom of the . Both of these you have to have injected in the system, a black light, and a fancy set of yellow glasses 😎 to find the leaks .

Both are now ❄️ cooling nicely.

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07/07/2023

I’m sure the oil all over it had a contribution to wearing down the rubber which has completely .

The tire on this heavy duty GMC was loose, wobbling, and rattling quite a bit. So what you see in the video is us moving the tire side to side. With a new control arm, the tire will be back to functioning normally.

Most people can and do ignore oil because, let’s be honest, not all of them are worth repairing until they’re bad enough. Just be mindful of what the leak is coating as it down. If it’s anything rubber, it will break the rubber material down over time. So watch out for your hoses, axle boots, belts, etc. No one wants to more money later.

We have returned from our mission trip and started our week with educating the next   of drivers. They learned the basic...
06/27/2023

We have returned from our mission trip and started our week with educating the next of drivers. They learned the basics of a vehicle, understanding the importance of safety and maintenance, and how to change a tire.

Our at Saddle Up Auto & Diesel is to share our skills, gifts, and resources with the . With the of our customers, we are able to carry out that mission and we can’t thank you enough! ⚙️❤️

We are so proud of the young men our boys are growing up to be. They don’t mind work and they love serving on a mission ...
06/16/2023

We are so proud of the young men our boys are growing up to be. They don’t mind work and they love serving on a mission trip they participate in every year. This Father’s Day, four of our young men will be with their dad working and serving others. We are excited for this time being on mission with our family and will close Saddle Up Auto & Diesel next week. We will miss y’all but we will be back June 26th.

A timing belt job done with one of the   tools in a mechanic’s everyday use. 🛠 🧰 ⚙️ The marks have to be just right on a...
06/16/2023

A timing belt job done with one of the tools in a mechanic’s everyday use. 🛠 🧰 ⚙️ The marks have to be just right on all 3 points or it won’t run correctly.

There weren’t any symptoms with this particular Honda but it a timing belt to be replaced between 60,000-100,000 miles as part of the maintenance. Because this vehicle has an engine in it, you don’t want to wait til it breaks. It could cause major to the valves and/or the engine. So it’s a good practice to stay on top of the schedule for your vehicle.

06/14/2023

Uh Oh… Oil milkshake. 🥤

Classic and mix consistency due to cracked cylinder heads or blown head gasket.

Address

11 Burr Road
Carthage, TN
37030

Opening Hours

Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

+16157854402

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