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Florida Detroit Diesel-Allison provides service and support for several aspects of on- and off-highway equipment from premium brands of internal combustion engines, control systems, switch gear, and exhaust aftertreatment, as well as transmissions. Our capabilities are unapparelled due to our committed team of employees and the resources FDDA allocates to ensure the job gets done right. 

Not ALL service outlets are created equal. Florida Detroit Diesel-Allison is the only FACTORY-AUTHORIZED DISTRIBTUOR for Allison Transmissions, Detroit, mtu, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo Penta, John Deere, and Rolls-Royce. You can feel at ease knowing your choice to entrust your service needs to FDDA has been sanctioned by the manufacturer. 

Off-Highway Service

Our ten branches and extensive dealer network within our southeastern and Caribbean territory provides the flexibility of dispatching technicians to a broad area. We understand that our marine customers rarely have a lengthy timeline available for repairs. We know our power generation customers require a generator that is always ready to immediately perform in the event of a loss of power. And, our industrial customers need their apparatuses to be operational to get the task completed. Our team is ready to travel to meet customer demands near and far since we’re here for you! 

Our capabilities include:

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  • On-site/dockside service with a fleet of 60 service vehicles 
  • Complete engine overhauls
  • Mid-life maintenance 
  • Basic maintenance
  • Power readings with multiple dynamometers at select locations (250 – 6,000 hp) 
  • Turbo overhauls
  • Cylinder-head rebuilding 
  • Computer diagnostics 
  • Engine surveys
  • Marine repowers

On-Highway Service

Periodic Maintenance

Florida Detroit Diesel-Allison serves an increasingly demanding on-highway business market that is cost-driven and time-sensitive. Equipment downtime is more than lost productivity  it hits the bottom line like a rock. Many companies understand the real value of regularly scheduled periodic maintenance and clearly see the benefits associated with it.

Benefits include:

  • Extending product life
  • Fewer empty miles
  • Improving driver appreciation
  • Improving fleet reputation
  • Improving safety issues
  • Maximizing cost-per-mile averages
  • Maximizing vehicle utilization
  • Minimizing costly downtime
  • Minimizing vehicle depreciation
  • Preventing cargo-delivery delays
  • Preventing costly repairs over the road
  • Preventing unnecessary breakdowns
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Periodic maintenance is not an option. It’s a requirement based on every manufacturer’s warranty guidelines. Protect your investment and utilize only factory-accredited and trained professionals on your regularly required maintenance services.

1. Visual Chassis Component Inspection

  • Air dryer
  • Air-filter canister
  • Air-intake system
  • Air-to-air hoses
  • Batteries and cables
  • Charge air cooler
  • Check and adjust tire pressure
  • Drain air tank
  • Inspect and reset filter minder
  • Radiator hoses
  • Vehicle lighting
  • Wheel seals and hubs
  • Windshield and mirrors

In addition to the visual chassis inspection, our technicians check the coolant system and pressure-test the charge-air cooler system, recording the results. Tire pressure will be checked and adjusted if necessary.

2. Visual Engine Component Inspection

During this phase, our factory-trained technicians visually inspect each of the following engine-related items:

  • Accy. seal and gasket
  • Actuator
  • Air compressor
  • Alternator and bracket
  • Fan hub and belts
  • Dipstick
  • Exhaust manifold and piping
  • Fuel lines
  • Fuel pump
  • Head gasket
  • Oil cooler
  • Starter and wiring
  • Turbocharger
  • Valve cover gasket
  • Water pump

Florida Detroit Diesel-Allison inspects all items listed in the engine compartment. We have identified the components that are most commonly serviced and that should be monitored regularly.

3. Engine and Chassis Service

While performing the engine and chassis service, our factory-trained-and-certified technicians utilize only approved and genuine OEM products and supplies. In the event you would like to have any of your fluids – fuel, coolant, or lube oil – analytically tested, we will be happy to secure samples and send them to the factory-approved testing laboratory. Results are typically available in five business days unless overnight sampling is desired.

*Sampling is an additional charge.

  • Add SCA
  • Change engine oil
  • Change fuel filters
  • Change oil filters
  • Check coolant level
  • Add coolant
  • Check fluid level in rear axles
  • Lubricate chassis
  • Check oil level in front hubs
  • Check power-steering fluid level
  • Check SCA level
  • Check transmission fluid level
  • Check washer-fluid level

Although this is our standard periodic maintenance service, we would be happy to discuss any unique requirements and customize your inspection as you feel necessary. In the event we identify anything that requires further attention, we will contact you to discuss. During the inspection we will not perform any additional repairs without first securing your authorization.

Additional Services

Maintenance Contracts

In addition to standard periodic maintenance, Florida Detroit Diesel-Allison offers proactive maintenance programs. Available as an annual contract, an FDDA proactive maintenance program is custom-tailored to fit your needs. The process begins with a visit from a dedicated FDDA team member who will review your needs and work collaboratively with you to create the program you desire.

Extended Warranty

Today, parts can be costly to replace on engines, equipment, and control systems. We’re here to offer an after-sales solution to reduce your out-of-pocket expense with an extended warranty. FDDA’s extended warranties are backed directly by the manufacturer and not a third party. To learn more about the options we can to offer, please contact us at [email protected].

Engine International Air Pollution Prevention Certificates

Engine International Air Pollution Prevention Certificates, or EIAPP Certificates as they are primarily referred to in the industry, is the internationally accepted documentation that a specific engine meets the international NOX emission limits for diesel engines set out in Regulation 13 of Annex VI. An EIAPP Certificate for any engine installed on a U.S.-flagged vessel must be issued by EPA or other Emissions Certifier. FDDA is able to provide the necessary documentation for these certificates. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

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