Truck Repair

  • Risks in Truck Driving

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we understand that big trucks mean bigger risk on the road. Here are some tips to remember, to reduce the likelihood of an accident next time you’re on the job.

  • Rotate Your Tires or Stop Rolling

    hands putting on tire in shop with a power tool

    Ever looked at the bottom of your shoes and noticed that one area of the sole is more worn than another? The way you walk causes a wear pattern to occur as you put more weight on certain areas of your feet. If your shoe needed work, you would take it to a cobbler.

  • Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, we understand how important safety is in the world of truck driving. The stakes are higher in a big truck; potential for damage is obviously far greater, to you, your cargo, and other people on the road. Here are some easy tips that go a long way.

  • Should You be Running an Auxiliary Oil Cooler?

    oil cooler on a vehicle

    If you’re running a truck (or trucks) without an auxiliary oil cooler, it may be something you want to consider. Here’s some information on auxiliary oil coolers, what they are, and why they’re a great upgrade, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Steering and Suspension for Your Truck

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    Whether your diesel pickup is a Dodge, Chevrolet, or Ford, it’s undoubtedly a well-made, heavy-duty machine. However, when an issue does arise, trust Autoworks in Ithaca to keep you on the road.

  • Take Care of Your Tires So They'll Take Care of You

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    There are a few things that matter when mounting new tires on your truck or commercial vehicle. First, you want it done right. Second, you want it done fast. For both, Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has you covered. We've been trained to do it right the first time and make sure you're satisfied.

  • Taking Care of Your 4WD

    Jeep in the woods

    Four-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles are becoming very popular. While they have some practical advantages they do require different maintenance techniques. Your vehicle has to be ready to take on the challenges of your driving style or terrain in the area and in order to keep those service bills down and avoid any costly repairs it's important to be pro-active. Here is everything you need to know about your four-wheel-drive truck as well as some of the things our technicians at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY check every time you visit our shop to ensure we take care of any issue you might have.

  • The ABS Light - why is it on, and what should you do?

    abs light on dash lit up

    Have you ever noticed your dashboard ABS icon lit up? If you have it means there is an issue that needs to be diagnosed, ABS issues don’t need to be ignored long. The anti-lock braking system, or ABS, is an important feature on every modern car, truck, or SUV. It has been legally mandated since 2013 in the US but was standard on almost every vehicle even prior to that. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your ABS system doesn’t fail, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • The Importance of Routine Maintenance

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, we know that keeping up with required maintenance schedules is the difference between a truck that lasts a few years and a truck that stays strong for decades.

  • The Ins and Outs of Your Transmission

    Transmission

    Automatic transmissions aren’t easily understood outside of specialists like those at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a series of articles, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing, and how it works.

  • The Manual Transmission - What’s it Made of?

    hand on the manual gearbox of a stick shift

    Manual transmissions aren’t necessarily simple, but they’re much easier to understand in concept than their automatic counterparts. You’re probably aware there are gears in manual transmissions - but there’s a little more to it than that. Here are some of the major components you’ll find in a manual transmission.

  • Time For Tires, But How Do You Decide?

    tire options at a tire store

    There are multiple types of tires on the market for almost every car, truck, or SUV. Once you decide it's time to replace your tires, the choice can be overwhelming. The type of tire you want depends on a variety of factors, from climate to how you drive. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, our technicians have been trained to help you make that choice. Here’s a short rundown of common street tires that will suit your needs.

  • Tips Concerning Your Thermostat On Your Fleet Trucks

    Fleet Trucks

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, we’re not only here to fix your truck when something goes wrong...we’re here to help you understand your truck a little better, too. Here are some tips concerning your thermostat - how it works, what to watch out for, and what to do about it when one fails.

  • Tire Light On! Yes, there is a problem!

    hole in 4x4 diesel truck tire

    When your light comes on, it is ALWAYS important to look at the issue to see if it is a problem.  Especially if it is a light we all understand.  Tire pressure is one we all can relate to and an easy one to look at.  However, most drivers just assume the air is low in them and ignore it which is not a good idea especially when you are driving a 4x4 diesel truck off-roading and could have picked up anything and/or everything like this truck tire did. 

    He looked, and immediately headed over to see our technicians here at Autoworks.  

  • Top Rated Repairs for Your Truck

    truck driving on road

    At Autoworks, there’s a reason we’re the top rated truck repair center in Ithaca, NY; we do it all. While many shops shy away from the more complicated aspects of truck repair, we have the tools and people to get the job done.

  • Transmission Parts Rely On Each Other

    transmission

    Once you have an idea of how the major components of your transmission operate, it’s time to bring them all together. In its most complex terms, a truck’s automatic transmission takes a lot to understand. However, at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we like to keep things simple when we can. We want you to understand exactly what's going on with your car, truck or SUV. Here’s a rundown of how everything works together.

  • Transmission Problems are Slippery Business

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    Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors that are sometimes difficult to pin down. From Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip. Our highly trained technicians are ready to get you going with a top transmission.

  • Transmission Slips Could Slide You Right Off The Road

    You’ve likely encountered someone talking about their car or truck transmission "slipping”. What does that mean, why does it do it, and where do you go from here? At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, our trained staff has the answers to get you safely back on the road. Transmission slippage is certainly one of the most dreaded issues you face as the owner of a car or truck’s and there are some indicators that let you know that something is wrong.

  • Transmissions - the key to better fuel economy

    automatic transmission

    There have been a lot of technological advancements, and breakthroughs in efficiency to make modern cars, trucks, and SUVs so much more fuel-efficient than their counterparts. While engine design certainly plays a huge role, automatic transmissions have come a long way as well, contributing greatly to the gas mileage of your vehicle. From Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, here are some ways transmissions have changed to meet the demands of fuel efficiency.

  • Truck Classification Guide

    commercial truck

    All trucks, from a Chevy S-10, to the largest, heavy-duty trucks on the road, are classified into categories. Trucks are categorized by weight into classifications 1-9, and each grade comes with its own set of regulations and license requirements. Here’s a quick guide, from Autoworks in Ithaca.

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