Suspension

  • Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

    car parts At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.
  • Choosing Tires Takes Some Time

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    Autoworks is the leader in Ithaca, NY for the selection and service in your tires. Our Autoworks auto shop staff will take the time to educate you on what tire to look for to suit your needs.

  • Could That Noise Be Your Suspension Bushings?

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we understand how frustrating it is when your vehicle makes mysterious noises that it shouldn’t be making. Here’s a rundown on suspension bushings, to help you figure out what that sound is you keep hearing.

  • Could That Noise Be Your Suspension Bushings?

    suspension bushings

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we understand how frustrating it is when your vehicle makes mysterious noises that it shouldn’t be making. Here’s a rundown on suspension bushings, to help you figure out what that sound is you keep hearing.

  • How Potholes Damage Your Vehicle

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    Hitting a pothole always hurts - you may not be sure exactly what happens when you hit a pothole, but you can tell it’s not good for your car, truck, or SUV. Here are issues caused by potholes, and what to watch out for if you hit a really rough one, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • How Potholes Damage Your Vehicle

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    Hitting a pothole always hurts - you may not be sure exactly what happens when you hit a pothole, but you can tell it’s not good for your car, truck, or SUV. Here are issues caused by potholes, and what to watch out for if you hit a really rough one, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • 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.

  • Maintaining the Suspension on Your Luxury Vehicle

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, we specialize in detailed knowledge of complicated, performance systems. One such system, which is becoming ever more precise and complex, is the suspension on your car. Luxury and performance vehicles are innovators and leaders in the suspension field; and as such, it takes leading technicians to service them.

  • Maintaining the Suspension on Your Luxury Vehicle

    mechanic working on a vehicle

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, we specialize in detailed knowledge of complicated, performance systems. One such system, which is becoming ever more precise and complex, is the suspension on your car. Luxury and performance vehicles are innovators and leaders in the suspension field; and as such, it takes leading technicians to service them.

  • New Rims - reading measurements and why they matter

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we’re focused on keeping your car, truck, or SUV running well - but we’re here to keep it looking good too. Here’s some information on wheel sizing, to help you make sure your new wheels will fit your vehicle.

  • Potholes Can Cause Serious Issues!

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    I know you hate it when you can't avoid them and hit those potholes in the road?  But did you know how much damage they cause your vehicle?  There is a lot of money being spent on vehicle damage due to potholes. Here at Autoworks, we are the leader in Ithaca, NY for the service and repair of automotive issues resulting from road damage. We know the kind of damage that can be done, so if you suspect something is wrong with your car or truck, it’s always a good idea to stop by so we can take a quick look.

     

  • Replacing Shock Absorbers

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    Tires may be the only part of a vehicle that physically meets the road, but your shock absorbers are next in line. Working with the suspension springs, they absorb shocks from bumps and cracks in the road, while simultaneously controlling bounce and body roll.

  • Replacing Shock Absorbers

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    Tires may be the only part of a vehicle that physically meets the road, but your shock absorbers are next in line. Working with the suspension springs, they absorb shocks from bumps and cracks in the road, while simultaneously controlling bounce and body roll.

  • Routine Maintenance for Your Suspension

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    The steering and suspension systems are key safety-related systems that largely determine your car’s ride and handling. Have these systems checked regularly, at least once a year, and usually with a wheel alignment.

  • Routine Maintenance for Your Suspension

    luxury vehicle on the road

    The steering and suspension systems are key safety-related systems that largely determine your car’s ride and handling. Have these systems checked regularly, at least once a year, and usually with a wheel alignment. 

    What does it do? - The suspension maintains the relationship between the wheels and the frame or unibody. The suspension system interacts with the steering system to provide vehicle control. When working properly, the suspension system helps absorb the energy from road irregularities such as potholes and helps to maintain vehicle stability. The steering system transmits your input from the steering wheel to the steering gear and other steering components to control the car’s direction.

    Typical Wear and Tear - Over time, steering and suspension components wear out and require replacement. Regular checks are critical to maintaining a safe car. Factors that affect wear include driving habits, operating conditions (potholes in road), vehicle type, type of steering and suspension system, and frequency of regular maintenance. Some symptoms that you are having issues with your vehicle steering and suspension include the car pulling to one side, uneven tire wear, excessive noise, vibration or bouncing, and loss of control.

    Call or come by Autoworks in Ithaca today to have our professionals make sure your car is road-ready!

  • 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.

  • Steering Issues with Your Fleet

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    Good steering is an underrated and often neglected aspect of commercial truck driving. At Autoworks in Ithaca, we believe in making sure you have the best truck possible, whether you’re hauling something across town or across the country.

  • Taking Care of Your 4WD

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    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.

  • What are Tie Rods?

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, reliable trucking is our main concern. From oil changes to engine rebuilds, our expert mechanics have the knowledge, equipment, and ability necessary to keep your rig on the road, and performing its best. We also believe that driver knowledge is key to achieving this goal; in pursuit of that, here’s some information on a simple but important part of your truck, the tie rod.

  • What Does a Ball Joint Do?

    ball joint

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, we know you’re busy. We also know that while there are certain issues with your car, truck, or SUV you can ignore for a while, some of them shouldn’t wait. While serious issues are often obvious, sometimes they aren’t - ball joints are one such case.

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