Diesel Trucks

  • 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.

  • Routine Maintenance for Your Diesel

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    Oil changes are integral to the performance, longevity, and reliability of your diesel truck. At Autoworks in Ithaca, our expert mechanics understand the importance of good quality oil, changed at correct intervals, in allowing you to get the most out of your Cummins, Powerstroke, or Duramax diesel.

  • 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?

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    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.

  • Should You Idle in Your Fleet Vehicle?

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    Your fleet or commercial vehicles most likely spend a lot of time idling. Whether it’s to keep warm or simply out of convenience, the stop and go lifespan of these vehicles mean idling is a part of their duties. But, is it bad for them? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has the information you need.

  • Some Red Flags You Should Look For

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    Glow Plugs are an essential component of your diesel engine. However, a faulty glow plug can go unnoticed or be neglected for quite some time; your truck will still start and run, so it’s an easy issue to overlook. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we want you to know what to look for, and why you should be concerned with a bad glow plug.

  • Synthetic vs. Conventional oil - what’s the difference?

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    Keeping up with oil changes is one of the most important aspects of keeping your engine in good shape. However, you’ve probably noticed that the price of oil changes can vary pretty dramatically depending on what you get, and the oil all looks the same. Here’s a breakdown of the difference between synthetic and conventional oil, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Take a Look at Your Tires

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    Are the tires on your diesel truck any good? At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we want you to be able to spot the difference between a good tire and one that needs to be replaced. Here’s a quick guide on what to watch out for.

  • The Hardest Working Parts On Your Diesel Truck

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    The differentials on your Ford, Chevrolet, or Dodge diesel pickup are some of the hardest working components on your truck. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, our technicians are experts in maintaining, repairing, and replacing differentials, keeping your truck working reliable just as much as you do.

  • The Heart of Your Diesel

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    The engine and transmission in your Chevrolet, Dodge, or Ford diesel pickup is the heart and soul of your truck. At Autoworks in Ithaca, we repair, rebuild, and replace engines or transmissions with quality parts and builds, keeping your truck on the road for years to come.

  • 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 & Outs of Your Turbochargers

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    Now that you know why your turbo is necessary, you’ll want to know what the turbocharger is made of. Turbos are intricate and precise components, but not actually all that complicated or difficult to understand. Here’s a rundown on the parts of a turbocharger, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Throwing Codes? We Can Help!

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    Whether you drive a Powerstroke, Cummins, or Duramax diesel, your truck is a complex piece of equipment. Emissions systems, fuel systems, and systems you’ve probably never heard of all work together to keep your truck going strong. Sometimes, however, a warning light will pop up on your dash, and leave you wondering what’s going on. From ABS to Check Engine Lights, Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has you covered.

  • Time to Replace Your Diesel Engine? Let's Explore Your Options

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    Whether you drive a Chevy, Dodge, or Ford diesel truck, there are a variety of options out there for a replacement engine. Depending on your truck's worth, it may depend on the type of engine and the amount of money you want to put into it. You can purchase a used, rebuilt, remanufactured, or even new diesel engine to replace your old. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we’re here to help you choose the right one. 

  • Tips To Keep Your Diesel Going Strong

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    If you drive a Duramax, Powerstroke, or Cummins diesel, you’ve got a truck that’s built for power and reliability. From our team here at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, here are the keys to unlocking the secret of a finely tuned diesel pickup.

  • Towing with your diesel pickup

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    Is your truck used for towing? Whether you’re looking to upgrade your current setup or rig up something new, our technicians have you covered. Here’s some useful information on towing equipment, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Towing with your diesel truck.

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    Is your truck used for towing? Whether you’re looking to upgrade your current setup or rig up something new, our technicians have you covered. Here’s some useful information on towing equipment, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Transmissions - the key to better fuel economy

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    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.

  • Trust Our Team for Your Maintenance Needs

    engine maintenance

    Diesel trucks are known for their incredibly reliable engines. At Autoworks in Ithaca, we know that the key to a reliable engine is good maintenance. In fleet trucks, the difference between a truck that lasts a million miles and a truck that needs new engine hinges on how well it has been maintained.

  • Turbochargers - The Extra Boost Your Diesel Needs

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    Whether you drive a Cummins, Duramax, or Powerstroke diesel truck, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with turbochargers. Over the past couple of decades, turbos have nearly become stock equipment on diesel pickups, and are becoming increasingly common on gas vehicles as well. But what are they, how do they work, and why are they there? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has the answers.

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