Diesel Trucks

  • Transmissions - the key to better fuel economy

    automatic transmission

    There have been a lot of technological advancements, and breakthroughs in efficiency to make modern cars, trucks, and SUVs so much more fuel-efficient than their counterparts. While engine design certainly plays a huge role, automatic transmissions have come a long way as well, contributing greatly to the gas mileage of your vehicle. From Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, here are some ways transmissions have changed to meet the demands of fuel efficiency.

  • Trust Our Team for Your Maintenance Needs

    engine maintenance

    Diesel trucks are known for their incredibly reliable engines. At Autoworks in Ithaca, we know that the key to a reliable engine is good maintenance. In fleet trucks, the difference between a truck that lasts a million miles and a truck that needs new engine hinges on how well it has been maintained.

  • Trust Our Team for Your Maintenance Needs

    engine maintenance

    Diesel trucks are known for their incredibly reliable engines. At Autoworks in Ithaca, we know that the key to a reliable engine is good maintenance. In fleet trucks, the difference between a truck that lasts a million miles and a truck that needs new engine hinges on how well it has been maintained.

  • Turbochargers - The Extra Boost Your Diesel Needs

    turbocharger

    Whether you drive a Cummins, Duramax, or Powerstroke diesel truck, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with turbochargers. Over the past couple of decades, turbos have nearly become stock equipment on diesel pickups, and are becoming increasingly common on gas vehicles as well. But what are they, how do they work, and why are they there? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has the answers.

  • Turbochargers - The Extra Boost Your Diesel Needs

    turbocharger

    Whether you drive a Cummins, Duramax, or Powerstroke diesel truck, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with turbochargers. Over the past couple of decades, turbos have nearly become stock equipment on diesel pickups, and are becoming increasingly common on gas vehicles as well. But what are they, how do they work, and why are they there? Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has the answers.

  • Undercoating Your Truck - Why is it a Good Idea?

    truck on lift in shop At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we’re all for additions that make your trucks last longer and work better. Here’s some info on the benefits of undercoating, and why you might want to consider it for your truck.
  • Water in your floorboard? We can help!

    floorboard of car

    Leaks and drips that get the interior of your vehicle wet are definitely an inconvenience. Sitting water promotes rust, bad smells, and can ruin your carpet. Furthermore, the water often seems to come from seemingly nowhere, adding to the frustration. From Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, here are some of the leading causes of water on your floor, and what you can do about it.

  • What is a Catalytic Converter?

    catalytic converter

    The catalytic converter is an essential piece of equipment on any modern vehicle. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, our team of professional technicians are able to diagnose and repair any catalytic converter issues your Chevrolet, Dodge, or Ford diesel pickup may be experiencing.

  • What To Do When Your Brakes Break

    mechanic working on brakes on car on lift

    Your pickup truck is heavy and hard working, whether it’s a Chevy, Ford, or Dodge. If you add towing to the mix, it’s even heavier and has to work harder. Your brakes are one of the most wear and tear prone systems on your diesel pickup, but at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we can help you keep yours in good shape.

  • What To Do When Your Exhaust System is Exhausted

    exhaust coming from a muffler of a truck on the road

    Whether you drive a Duramax, Cummins, or Powerstroke diesel pickup, you have an exhaust system that is prone to failure. When you have a leak that needs attention, Autoworks in Ithaca, NY can help.

  • What's So Great About Performance Chips?

    red truck

    Performance chip installation is one of the perks of diesel truck ownership. At Autoworks in Ithaca, our mechanics can professionally tune and install a chip for any application, whether you drive a Cummins, Powerstroke, Duramax, or otherwise.

  • What's So Great About Performance Chips?

    red truck

    Performance chip installation is one of the perks of diesel truck ownership. At Autoworks in Ithaca, our mechanics can professionally tune and install a chip for any application, whether you drive a Cummins, Powerstroke, Duramax, or otherwise.

  • When is it Time for New Brake Pads?

    Mechanic working on the brakes of a truck

    Brake pads are important - you don’t need them to go, but you do need them to stop. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we like to keep your vehicle stopping exactly as it should - it’s less dangerous, and it keeps insurance premiums low. So, how do you know if your brake pads are going bad? How do they work? What even are they? We’ve got the answers!

  • When is it Time for New Brake Pads?

    Mechanic working on the brakes of a truck

    Brake pads are important - you don’t need them to go, but you do need them to stop. At Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we like to keep your vehicle stopping exactly as it should - it’s less dangerous, and it keeps insurance premiums low. So, how do you know if your brake pads are going bad? How do they work? What even are they? We’ve got the answers!

  • When Should You Get an Oil Change?

    oil being poured into a funnel

    Trucks aren’t like cars...your average personal vehicle usually holds about 5 quarts of oil, and you are supposed to change it every 3-5k miles. However, the same logic doesn’t apply to large trucks. At Autoworks in Ithaca, we know how important proper oil changes and diagnostics are to keep your truck on the road, for hundreds of thousands of miles. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Why A Great Exhaust Is Important

    exhaust

    Your exhaust is an essential part of your truck’s sound, performance, and aesthetic. At Autoworks in Ithaca, our technicians are ready and able to provide any exhaust service your Chevy, Ford, or Dodge diesel requires, from stock repairs to completely custom installations.

  • Why A Great Exhaust Is Important

    exhaust

    Your exhaust is an essential part of your truck’s sound, performance, and aesthetic. At Autoworks in Ithaca, our technicians are ready and able to provide any exhaust service your Chevy, Ford, or Dodge diesel requires, from stock repairs to completely custom installations.

  • Why a Professional Shop is a Big Deal for Your Fleet

    fleet of six vans that are red and blue

    Fleet vehicles see a lot of wear and tear and need to be well taken care of if you expect them to last. For the best care, you need to choose technicians that are quick, efficient, know how to read the diagnostics and treat the issues. Our team at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY has the experience and training necessary to diagnose and repair any issues that your fleet might be facing. 

  • Why Are Oil Tests Important?

    mechanic holding oil stick over vehicle Changing the oil in big trucks and commercial vehicles is an expensive, but necessary, part of keeping your vehicles going. You don’t want to wait until it’s too late to change your oil, but changing it too early can be a waste of time and money. Having your oil tested regularly helps us to hone in on exactly how often your oil needs to be changed, to optimize reliability and efficiency.
  • Why Choose a Diesel Engine over Gas?

    diesel tech working on engine

    When you think about diesel engines, you probably think about large trucks and machinery, and maybe a few oddball cars over the years. So how long has diesel really been around, and why is it used the way it is today? More specifically, why should you choose a diesel engine for your needs?  Here at Autoworks in Ithaca, NY, we discuss this with customers often based on their unique needs along with the history of the diesel engine.

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