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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.

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Ever looked at the bottom of your shoes and noticed that one area of the sole is more worn than another? The way you walk causes a wear pattern to occur as you put more weight on certain areas of your feet. If your shoe needed work, you would take it to a cobbler.

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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.

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There are a few things that matter when mounting new tires on your truck or commercial vehicle. First, you want it done right. Second, you want it done fast. For both, Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has you covered. We've been trained to do it right the first time and make sure you're satisfied.

Transmission

Once your transmission has been replaced and you’re shifting smoothly once more, you’ll probably want to keep it running smoothly. Here are some tips from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY to help keep you reliably on the road.

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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.

At some point or another, we’ve pretty much all dealt with a dead car battery. There’s a good chance you already know how to jump-start your car - if not, don’t worry! Here’s everything you need to know, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

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Keeping up with oil changes is one of the most important aspects of keeping your engine in good shape. However, you’ve probably noticed that the price of oil changes can vary pretty dramatically depending on what you get, and the oil all looks the same. Here’s a breakdown of the difference between synthetic and conventional oil, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

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