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At Autoworks in Ithaca, we understand how important safety is in the world of truck driving. The stakes are higher in a big truck; potential for damage is obviously far greater, to you, your cargo, and other people on the road. Here are some easy tips that go a long way.

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Travelling can be difficult, and traveling can be fun. The difference usually comes down to how much preparation you do in advance, and how many unplanned obstacles you meet along the way. A great way to avoid setbacks, mishaps, and stressful situations is to make sure your car, truck, or SUV is ready to hit the road. Here are some important points to check before travelling, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

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For obvious reasons, air brakes are an essential part of your rig. They also add a level of complication to the braking system that a conventional vehicle doesn’t have. At Autoworks in Ithaca, our mechanics have the knowledge, equipment, and ability necessary to keep your air brakes in top shape.

tire flat on a vehicle

It is often the last thing you check and statistically, most people ignore their tires, yet tires are undoubtedly a critical safety component on a vehicle. Here at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we know where the rubber meets the road affects traction, handling, steering, stability, and braking. Because of this, sudden tire failure can have serious consequences, especially if it occurs when operating at high speeds. We thought it important to share the real facts about tires for our area drivers.

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Obviously, your fuel delivery system is an extremely important aspect of the running condition of your truck. At Autoworks in Ithaca, our expert team of mechanics can treat and clean your fuel delivery system, ensuring you get the most out of your fleet.  Keeping the fuel system clean is essential, particularly with high mileage diesel engines. Sediments and carbon buildup can dramatically affect pumps, filters, lines, and injectors. There are many important reasons to have your fuel system regularly checked and cleaned.

shifter on vehicle

If you drive a vehicle with a manual transmission, you know that clutch replacement can be an expensive and time-consuming job. Autoworks in Ithaca has some tips to keep your clutch replacements as infrequent as possible.

Piston without connecting rod

Here at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY when your vehicle has a problem we know you want answers, and when it comes to information on pistons or engine building, most of our drivers know little about it.  However, there’s some practical information regarding modern engine design that helps you better care for your vehicle, and keep it going strong. Here are some important aspects of modern piston design, and what it means for you that we felt might come in handy.

transmission

At Autoworks in Ithaca, transmissions are our game, and taking care of them is at the top of our list of priorities. Here are 5 things you can do to take care of your transmission, from the pros:

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