Gear shift in car with manual transmission

By now, it’s likely you’ve heard someone claim “manuals get better gas mileage than automatics.” While in the past this has certainly been true – driving an automatic was truly a sacrifice, dramatically affecting acceleration, reliability, and gas mileage – is it still the case in the modern era? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has the answers.

tires

On a truck that travels hundreds of thousands of miles and is equipped with anywhere from four to eighteen tires, tire replacement is a concept you’re undoubtedly familiar with. For all your tire maintenance and replacement needs, Autoworks in Ithaca is the place to be.

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Stress while driving is commonplace no matter where or when you’re driving. It’s very easy to become angry due to other drivers and even yourself, but it’s just as easy to avoid road rage and the stress altogether.

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At Autoworks in Ithaca, we understand that safety and driving comfort are largely dependent on truck maintenance. Driving in the rain can be a hassle, especially if your vehicle isn’t prepared.

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At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we service all kinds of trucks, young and old. If you’re in the market for a new or new-to-you truck, here’s some advice we encourage you to consider.

brakes

At Autoworks in Ithaca, our expert mechanics are here to work for you. On large commercial trucks, there’s one component that works harder than almost all the rest; your brakes. Our technicians have the knowledge and ability necessary to have your truck stopping like the day it rolled off the lot, no matter what the problem is.

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Fuel injection is one of the greatest innovations in automotive technology to date. From Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, here’s a little more information on the fuel injector.

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The heads on your commercial or fleet diesel are one of the most integral parts of your engine. The heads are comprised of the valvetrain, exhaust ports, intake ports, and injector ports. In essence, a head’s purpose is to regulate and time the intake of fresh air, the release of exhaust, the compression of fuel and air that provides combustion, and the entry point for fuel into the cylinder. The head is where all the complex aspects of engine operation occur...without it, you just have a chunk of metal with pistons in it, and no way to make them move. Here’s what you need to know about your heads, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

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