Diesel Trucks

  • Glow Plugs and Your Diesel Engine

    engine

    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?

    Oil being poured into a diesel vehicle

    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 Do Diesel Systems Work & What Maintenance Do They Need

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    No matter what type of fleet vehicles or commercial trucks you maintain, the fuel system on your diesel is an integral part of keeping you on the road. Gas systems are pretty simple - there’s basically just a pump that pushes gasoline to the injectors. Diesels are a bit more complicated.

  • How Does A Turbocharger Work?

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    Every year, more and more trucks come equipped with turbochargers. What was once a novelty or a performance option has become increasingly common as stock equipment. What are they for, and how do they work? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY is here to help.

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

    Truck Off Road, driving through mud

    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.

    Differential being worked on

    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

    parked truck

    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.

  • Hydraulically Actuated Electronic Unit Injection (HEUI) Systems - How it Works

    diesel truck

    What is an HEUI System you may ask? When it was first introduced, HEUI systems revolutionized diesel technology in groundbreaking ways. Though other technologies have taken the forefront since its development, HEUI systems are still extremely common throughout the diesel industry. From our team here at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, here’s a quick look at how these systems work, and what the advantages are of having one.

  • If You Have To Turn The Key More Than Once - You Might Have A Problem

    diesel truck muffler with smoke coming out

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, our priority is keeping your Dodge, Chevy, or Ford truck reliably on the road. A major aspect of that is catching small issues before they become bigger ones.

  • Increase Your Performance When Off-Road Or Towing!

    off roading 4x4 truck

    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.

  • Injector Solutions Every Diesel Owner Needs To Know

    Injectors are a primary component on any diesel engine, old or new. Whether you drive a Chevrolet, Ford, or Dodge pickup, clean and fully operational injectors are an absolutely essential aspect of maintaining an efficient and powerful engine. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we offer a variety of injector solutions, from cleaning them, to diagnosing problematic injectors, to replacing them.

  • Is Diesel Right For You?

    under the hood of a diesel vehicle

    The automotive market is always fast-changing, and leaps and bounds have been made in the past couple of decades concerning both diesel and gasoline engines. With gasoline-powered trucks achieving more power than ever, purchase costs being lower, and fuel costs at an all-time low, many fleets are switching over to gasoline-powered fleets. However, diesel still offers some distinct advantages - it really depends on what you're looking for for your fleet of vehicles. Here are some points to consider, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Is It Okay to Idle A Diesel?

    You’ve likely heard that diesel engines are ok to idle indefinitely, and that it’s even good for them. Where does this logic come from, and is it true? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has the answers.

  • Is it the Fuel Pump? Determining if Your Pump is Bad, and What to do About it

    car at fuel pump While fuel pump issues are common, they often get misdiagnosed. What is your fuel pump, how do you know if yours is bad, and what should you do about it? At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we are going to make sure that you are an informed driver so you know what to look for and what you should do about it.
  • Is It Time to Buy New, or Fix What You Have?

    Whether you drive a Chevrolet, Ford, or Dodge diesel pickup, there will come a day when it’s time to ask the question - has the time come to get a new truck? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY is here to help you decide.

  • Is It Time To Replace Your Thermostat On Your Diesel Truck?

    Thermostat for a diesel truck

    You trust your diesel to get you to point A to point B every time you get into your truck. However in return, if your truck starts to act differently take the time to pause and listen to what your truck is trying to tell you. Issues can be as small as a thermostat going out, which if fixed now could reduce a more expensive repair down the road! The thermostat in your truck is a small, simple, and critical component. At Autoworks in Ithaca, thermostat replacements are just one of many repairs we tackle.

  • Is That Shaking a Driveshaft Issue?

    driveshaft

    Whatever type of truck you run in your fleet, they all have a driveshaft that connects the transmission to the differential, transferring power to the wheels. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we specialize in diesel truck and fleet vehicle maintenance and repair, including precision driveshaft care.

  • Is Your Airbag Service Light On? Why You Shouldn't Ignore it!

    Every time you get into your diesel truck you probably forget all the safety features your vehicle has for you in case of an accident. Airbags are one of the greatest features of modern diesel trucks, though they aren’t often considered until you need them. From Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, here’s a nod to one of the better vehicle advancements of our time and why it's important not to ignore warning signs.

  • Is Your Diesel Engine on it's Way Out?

    Smoke coming out of muffler

    Diesel engines are known for their durability, but even the best engine has to be replaced every once in a while. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we want you to be aware of signs that your engine is about to call it quits.

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