Diesel Trucks

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

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    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!

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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.

  • 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?

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    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 That Shaking a Driveshaft Issue?

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    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?

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    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.

  • Is Your Diesel's Injection Pump Having Issues?

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    Whether you drive a Chevy, Ford, or Ram diesel pickup, your engine is likely equipped with an injection pump. While injection pumps have been gradually phased out on modern engines, they are still an integral part of most diesel engine operations. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we specialize in maintenance and repair on Cummins, Duramax, and Powerstroke engines, including injection pumps.

  • Is Your Truck Ready For An Engine Replacement?

    Your truck was built for work. Whether you drive a Ram, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup, your truck was designed to endure, day in and day out. Nonetheless, eventually, there will come a time where your engine needs major repair - and you’ll have to make a decision on what to do next. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we’re here to help.

  • Keep Your Ball Joints in Working Order

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    You’re Chevrolet, Ford, or Ram diesel pickup is a heavy-duty machine, designed to tackle all kinds of situations. The ball joints that connect your suspension to the rest of the truck are under a tremendous amount of strain, both on and off-road - it’s important to keep an eye on them, and make sure they’re in proper working order. Here’s how to gauge the condition of your ball joints, from the professionals at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Keep Your Replacement Engine Running

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    Once your diesel truck is back on the road, you’ll definitely want to keep it running strong. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we’ve got you covered.

  • Keeping Track of Maintenance - Why It’s So Important

    mechanic working on car Keeping track of maintenance done on your fleet vehicles and commercial trucks is one of the most important aspects of fleet management. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we track maintenance and repairs for a number of reasons. Here’s why:
  • Keeping Up With Oil Changes

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    Trucks aren’t like cars...your average personal vehicle usually holds about 5 quarts of oil, and you are supposed to change it every 3-5k miles. However, the same logic doesn’t apply to large trucks. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we know how important proper oil changes and diagnostics are to keep your truck on the road, for hundreds of thousands of miles. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Keeping your diesel fleet trucks on the road longer.

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    Keeping your fuel system maintained will prevent premature parts failure and poor running conditions. Here at Autoworks we have tips on the important aspects of diesel fuel system maintenance, to keep your diesel fleet trucks running smoothly - longer.

    Air.Air in the system causes all kinds of issues, from hard starting, poor running conditions, or an engine that won’t run at all. If too much air gets in the system, the fuel pump won’t be able to deliver fuel, and the engine will stall, die, or fail to start.  Air enters the system via a leak or a bad seal - a deteriorated o-ring, worn component, faulty hose, or otherwise. Here we inspect your lines and connections to ensure they are in good shape and track down any leaks we notice air in the system.

  • Know When To Buy a New Vehicle

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    Whether you drive a Chevrolet, Ford, or Dodge diesel pickup, there will come a day when you have to ask the question - has the time come to get a new truck? Knowing when to throw in the towel or decide to keep the vehicle you have can be a difficult task. Autoworks in Ithaca, NY is here to help you decide.

  • Leaky Injectors Need Your Attention

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we see our fair share of damage that could’ve been prevented. Leaking injectors are one of the main ways a diesel engine can meet its demise - but the good news is, engine failure can be avoided, as long as the problem is taken care of.

  • Let Us Build S Fleet Service Program That Works For You!

    While most fleet vehicles are chosen for their reliability, low maintenance, and durability, sometimes maintaining several of them at a time can become overwhelming. Just keeping up with the maintenance schedule alone is a task and then to ensure you keep your scheduled routes for those fleet vehicles is another task in itself. Let Autoworks in Ithaca put your mind at ease, with our fleet maintenance programs for any and all fleet vehicles. We will take the stress from your business fleet program and get your fleet trucks and fleet cars running at optimum performance with a routine that works for your business that often REDUCES costs!

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