Engines

  • Synthetic vs. Conventional oil - what’s the difference?

    oil being poured from container

    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.

  • Take care of it or high repair bills? Which do you prefer?

    Oil gunked up on an engine.

    We see this with our fleet customers, our regular Ithaca car pool drivers and our diesel truck drivers so it isn't just one type of driver that ends up with a nightmare on their hands costing thousands of dollars to repair, asking about the costs of a JASPER replacement engine!  The fact is your driving habits and maintenance habits can easily avoid this issue!  6 EASY STEPS - Service, Tires, Don't Ignore Service Engine Lights, Keep it Clean & Stop Driving Crazy!

  • The Heart of Your Diesel

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    The engine and transmission in your Chevrolet, Dodge, or Ford diesel pickup is the heart and soul of your truck. At Autoworks in Ithaca, we repair, rebuild, and replace engines or transmissions with quality parts and builds, keeping your truck on the road for years to come.

  • Time to Replace Your Diesel Engine? Let's Explore Your Options

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    Whether you drive a Chevy, Dodge, or Ford diesel truck, there are a variety of options out there for a replacement engine. Depending on your truck's worth, it may depend on the type of engine and the amount of money you want to put into it. You can purchase a used, rebuilt, remanufactured, or even new diesel engine to replace your old. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we’re here to help you choose the right one. 

  • Time to Replace Your Diesel Engine? Let's Explore Your Options

    diesel

    Whether you drive a Chevy, Dodge, or Ford diesel truck, there are a variety of options out there for a replacement engine. Depending on your truck's worth, it may depend on the type of engine and the amount of money you want to put into it. You can purchase a used, rebuilt, remanufactured, or even new diesel engine to replace your old. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we’re here to help you choose the right one. 

  • Tips for Better Gas Mileage

    man putting fuel in car

    On average, today’s vehicles get better gas mileage than ever. There are still ways to get the most out of the fuel that you put into your tank. Here are the factors that affect gas mileage, and what you can do to maximize yours, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Used Engines and Transmissions - Are They Worth the Risk?

    two men working under hood of two different cars

    Nobody wants to put an engine or transmission in their car. However, when that time comes, it’s important to make an informed decision - here are some things to consider when installing a used engine or transmission, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Used Engines and Transmissions - Are They Worth the Risk?

    two men working under hood of two different cars

    Nobody wants to put an engine or transmission in their car. However, when that time comes, it’s important to make an informed decision - here are some things to consider when installing a used engine or transmission, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • Using Your Jumper Cables

    Man with jumper cables

    At some point or another, it’ll happen to you. You leave your headlights on, your battery finally fails, or for some other reason, you don’t have enough juice to start your car. Don’t call a tow truck just yet, though...Autoworks in Ithaca has the info you need to properly jump-start your car.

  • Using Your Jumper Cables

    Man with jumper cables

    At some point or another, it’ll happen to you. You leave your headlights on, your battery finally fails, or for some other reason, you don’t have enough juice to start your car. Don’t call a tow truck just yet, though...Autoworks in Ithaca has the info you need to properly jump-start your car.

  • Vacuum Leaks - What Are They, and How Do You Fix One?

    pressure gauges under the hood of a car

    Vacuum pressure plays a critical role in keeping your engine running smooth, and performing it’s best. From Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, here’s some info on vacuum pressure, why you need it, and how to tell if you’ve got a vacuum leak.

  • Vacuum Leaks - What Are They, and How Do You Fix One?

    pressure gauges under the hood of a car

    Vacuum pressure plays a critical role in keeping your engine running smooth, and performing it’s best. From Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, here’s some info on vacuum pressure, why you need it, and how to tell if you’ve got a vacuum leak.

  • We're Your Engine Specialists!

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we specialize in engine maintenance, service, customization, and repair. All of our technicians are equipped with the best equipment and training in the industry to ensure they know exactly what your specific engine needs, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive.

  • We're Your Engine Specialists!

    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we specialize in engine maintenance, service, customization, and repair. All of our technicians are equipped with the best equipment and training in the industry to ensure they know exactly what your specific engine needs, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive.

  • What Does It Mean To Have A Remanufactured Engine?

    Has the day finally come to replace your engine? If your engine is tired, worn out, and problematic, we can help. Here’s a look into remanufactured engines; what they are, what ‘remanufactured’ means, and why they’re a great way to give your car new life.

  • What Does It Mean To Have A Remanufactured Engine?

    Has the day finally come to replace your engine? If your engine is tired, worn out, and problematic, we can help. Here’s a look into remanufactured engines; what they are, what ‘remanufactured’ means, and why they’re a great way to give your car new life.

  • What Does Your Gas Engine Offer Your Vehicle?

    gas engine

    While diesel engines have become more common in trucks and certain cars, overwhelmingly the most common car, truck, and SUV powerhouse found on the road today is the gasoline combustion engine. At Autoworks in Ithaca, our technicians are skilled in every aspect of gasoline engine maintenance and repair, to keep yours reliably on the road and running strong.

  • What Happens When Routine Services Are Neglected?

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    Routine services are routine for a good reason. Schedule them with us here so we can be sure that your vehicle stays in the best shape. Here’s a look into what happens when routine services aren’t performed, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.

  • What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Oil?

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    At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we recommend always making it a priority to change your oil on time. Here’s a look into why it’s so important, and what happens if you don’t keep up with oil changes.

    Sludge - If oil stays in an engine too long, sludge begins to build up anywhere oil can go. The oil absorbs tiny debris and contaminants, kind of like a liquid sponge - once it’s at capacity, that oil begins to stick, clog, and build up throughout the engine. Small veins that carry oil to components like actuators, turbos, and bearings will become blocked, starving critical components of oil and causing component or engine failure.

  • What Makes Up Your Drivetrain?

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    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.

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