If you own or operate a fleet or commercial truck, you’re no stranger to breakdowns or have heard the horror stories breakdowns can endure. So why do they happen, and what can you do about it? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY wants to get you informed. Reducing the chance of a break down can help protect your driver, reduce larger repair fees down the road, and keeps your business running smoothly without having a fleet truck down. 

inside of a transmission

At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we’ve seen and diagnosed every warning light in the book. Many people ignore their check engine light, and while it isn’t advised, often get away with it. Transmission warning lights are different, however. Here's what it means and what you should do when it comes on.

tread on a tire

Everyone knows to get routine tire care every so often. Tire rotations, alignments, and even replacements are necessary to ensure your tires stay in competent condition and don’t pose any harm when you’re driving. At Autoworks, it’s important to us that your tires perform well and are safe to be on the road. Routine maintenance is sometimes not enough to get the most out of your tires. Here are just a few tips and steps to extending the lifespan of your tires, so they can continue to take you wherever you need for as long as you need.

dipstick on car

When it comes to transmissions, your fluid level is essential. Too much or too little fluid can affect pressure, cooling abilities, and lubrication. In order to best care for your vehicle, it's important to know what to look for, so from our shop here at Autoworks here are a few tips. 

fleet or vehicles

Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has the answers. Here are some tips that unlock the secret to keeping a smooth-running fleet, from us to you.

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.

man putting gas in car

At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we are here to maintain and repair your vehicle. We’re also here to help you keep your car, truck, or SUV in good shape and running strong. “Bad gas” is often cited as the cause for a variety of issues - but what does that mean, and what can you do?

exhaust coming form muffler

When you think about diesel engines, you probably think about large trucks and machinery, and maybe a few oddball cars over the years. So how long has diesel really been around, and why is it used the way it is today? At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we have the answers.

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