Diesel Trucks

  • Diesel Maintenance - Why it Matters Who Performs It

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    Good diesel technicians and shops that service diesel engines are hard to come by. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, diesels are our specialty. There are many reasons to have diesel truck maintenance performed by diesel specialists - here are just a few.

  • Diesel Tires - Find the Balance

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    When it comes to installing new tires on your Dodge, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup, you want it done right the first time. Our technicians have the equipment necessary to get you cruising smoothly down the road in no time.

  • Diesel Tires - Which Ones are You Rolling With?

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    There are a wide variety of tires available for your diesel truck, no matter what sort of pickup you drive. The climate, the terrain you drive on, and how you drive will determine which tire is best for you. Here’s a short list of common truck tire types.

  • Different Types of Automotive Headlights

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    Every car, truck, van, and SUV on the road today has headlights. However, you've probably noticed an increase in different types of headlights in more recent years - gone are the days where every vehicle on the road had the same bulb. Here is some information on headlights, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliable and in great shape. To us, it’s important that we’re paying attention to both your needs and the needs of your vehicle. When it comes to oxygen sensors, sometimes it seems a bit nebulous on what they actually do and why they’re important; we’re here to clear things up for you.

  • Do Modern Day Diesels Still Need to Warm Up?

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    Whether you drive a Ram, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup, our expert technicians have the know-how you need - from trivia to engine rebuilds, we’ve got you covered.

  • Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.

  • ECU Reprogramming

    Increasingly, technology in automobiles is becoming more sophisticated, and more and more systems have become reliant on electronic control modules to operate. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we have the trained technicians and the equipment necessary to deal with issues that arise as a result of these components.

  • Engine Options for Your Diesel

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

  • Engine ticking and knocking sounds - what they mean, and what to do about them

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    Is your engine knocking or ticking? Here’s some information on engine noises, what they mean, and what to do about it, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

    Whenever your engine starts making a noise it shouldn’t be making, it’s always a cause for concern. If you’re hearing a rhythmic ticking or knocking sound, definitely have it checked into immediately. Here are some causes of engine ticks and knocks, and what to do about them.

  • Exhaust

    We know how important a good exhaust setup is on a diesel truck. Whether you’re powered by a Cummins, a Duramax, a Powerstroke, or something else, your exhaust plays a major role in performance, engine sound, and even aesthetic. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, our professional mechanics have the equipment, knowledge, and ability necessary to get your exhaust in shape.

  • Fleet Diesel Trucks - Replace or Repower?

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, maintaining your fleet and keeping your business reliably on the road is our primary focus. As trucks wear out, and they always do, you will inevitably be faced with this dilemma - “Should I fix this truck, or replace it with a new one?” This isn’t always an easy question to answer. As your fleet specialists, our team here at Autoworks is here to help you decide.

  • Fuel Contamination - What's The Problem?

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we know that fuel contamination is one of the priciest and most problematic issues that may plague a diesel engine. There are a variety of issues that cause contamination in fuel. Knowing these issues will help drivers become aware of fuel contamination and hopefully prevent these issues. 

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Diesel

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    Performance chip installation is one of the perks of diesel truck ownership. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, our mechanics can professionally tune and install a chip for any application, whether you drive a Cummins, Powerstroke, Duramax, or otherwise.

  • Glow Plugs and Your Diesel Engine

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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, we want you to know what to look for, and why you should be concerned with a bad glow plug.

  • Have You Changed Your Oil Lately?

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    If you drive a Dodge, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup, you know the amount of hard work your truck puts in. You may also be aware that diesels run a little dirtier than your average gas burner. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, our goal is to keep your Duramax, Cummins, or Powerstroke truck on the road for many miles to come. A huge part of that is keeping your oil maintained.

  • How can you tell if your transmission is slipping?

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    A slipping transmission is never a good thing. What causes it, what forms does it take, and how do you know if yours is slipping? From Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, here’s what you need to know.

  • How To Increase Your Performance When Taking Your Diesel Off-Road Or Towing!

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    Is your diesel used for off-roading or towing? Are you looking for an increase in performance for your Cummins, Powerstroke, or Duramax truck? If so, a billet torque converter may be an option you’d like to consider. Here’s what you need to know about billet torque converters, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • How To Keep Your Diesel From Breaking Down.

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    Chevrolet, Ford and Ram diesel pickups are well-built machines. Still, sometimes they break down. Here’s what you can do to prevent that from happening and reduce the cost of a more expensive repair. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY our diesel customers are important to us and we want your diesel to last you.

  • How to Maintain Your Engine

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    The fuel system is an integral aspect of any combustion engine, but it’s particularly important on diesel trucks. Your Ford, Dodge, or Chevrolet pickup requires a perfectly functioning fuel system, devoid of buildup, leaks, and debris, to provide you with the most powerful and efficient engine performance possible. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we understand that fuel system flushing is an essential process in maintaining a properly functioning engine.

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