Oil being poured into a vehicle

Everyone from mechanics, to your uncle that works on cars, has at some point given you advice concerning engine oil. The fact of the matter is that while we are familiar with words like “synthetic” and “oil weight,” many people don’t know exactly what the terminology means, or why common knowledge about oil exists in the form that it does. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we keep things clear and simple. The more you know about your vehicle, the better equipped you are to keep it maintained, and we know a thing or two about vehicles. We have compiled a short list of common myths for you, most of which you’ve heard, but maybe never second guessed.

oil change

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.

drivetrain

Your drivetrain is where most of the process of moving your vehicle occurs. The drivetrain includes all the parts powered by the engine to turn the wheels, including the transmission, axles, or driveshafts that combine efforts to propel your car forward (or backward, when you’re in reverse.) At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, our drivetrain specialists are well equipped to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliably on the road and running smoothly along.

man in front of vehicle being towed

There comes a time in the life of every fleet vehicle or commercial truck when you have to decide - is it time to retire that truck or van, or should you put the money into fixing it? At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we’re here to help.

busy street with brake lights on on cars

If your brake lights are giving you trouble, it’s something you want to get fixed. It’s a safety hazard, and you might also get a ticket out of it. Why aren’t they working, and what can you do about it? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has the answers.

alignment

If you've been driving for any amount of time, you’re probably aware that your car, truck, or SUV needs a wheel alignment on occasion. However, did you know that depending on what you drive, your rear wheels may also require attention? Here’s what you need to know about rear wheel alignments, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we have seen our fair share of preventable engine failures. Frequently, engine disaster could have been avoided if the driver had known beforehand what the warning lights or gauges on the dashboard indicated. While some dash lights are fairly benign, others indicate imminent trouble. This guide from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY will prepare you for the next time your vehicle shows you a warning you shouldn’t ignore.

heavily worn ball joint

Whether you drive a Porsche, Audi, BMW, Subaru, Land Rover, or other performance and luxury vehicles, your ball joints are an essential part of your car or SUVs performance and safety. From us at Autoworks, here’s what to watch out for, to make sure your ball joints are in shape and ready to go. 

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