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I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service Radiator Service

I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service Radiator Service

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Falconer, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the engine with hoses and is filled with coolant. The coolant draws heat off the engine and then passes into the radiator. Air passes through cooling fins to reduce the temperature of the coolant and then it's back to the engine again.There are several ways for the cooling system to fail. Most common is with the coolant itself. Coolant is comprised of water and antifreeze. The proper ratio keeps the coolant from either boiling away or freezing. Understandably, either can lead to massive engine damage.Another coolant issue that is often overlooked by Falconer drivers is the age of the coolant itself. Antifreeze has additives that protect the coolant system from corrosion. As these additiv ... read more

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Cooling System

Suspension Service in Falconer at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service

Suspension Service in Falconer at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service

When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in Falconer may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Falconer. Its job is to keep your wheels firmly planted over bumps and through curves. Your suspension system has many parts. If you look under your vehicle, it's basically everything that connects your wheels to the vehicle's frame. These are heavy duty parts that do a lot of work. They need to be inspected for damage and excessive wear at least once a year. A good time for this is when you get your annual alignment service at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service. Here are some warning signs of suspension problems: the car pulls to one side it wanders the steering is erratic you see uneven tire wear you experience a poor ride or handling you see oil leaking from shocks Basically, you just don't feel in control wh ... read more

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Shocks & Struts

Trip Inspection at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service in Falconer

Trip Inspection at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service in Falconer

Falconer area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now Falconer drivers can't always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. The first step is to look at your trip plan from your vehicle's perspective. What kind of roads will you be traveling – winding New York byways? Purple mountain majesties or fruited plains? What weather conditions are you likely to encounter? How far will you travel each day? How much weight will you be hauling – passengers and luggage? Pulling a trailer, roof top carrier or ATVs? Will it be dusty? Prepared with answers to these questions, you can schedule a trip inspection at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service in Falconer to help you&nbs ... read more

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Alignment

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Falconer driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems.Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service in Falconer right away. Here are some symptoms for Falconer drivers to watch for: Low or spongy brake pedal Hard brake pedal A brake warning light that stays on Constantly squealing or grinding brakes Vibrations or clunking sounds when you apply your brakes If you are experiencing any of these, it's time to get your brakes checked. Talk to your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service .There are two types of brakes: disc and drum. Disc bra ... read more

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Brakes

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Falconer

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Falconer

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Falconer area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Falconer area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wanted to run away from? Maybe it was a little of both.Used vehicles in New York with 25,000 to 35,000 miles/40,000 to 55,000 km on them are often lease returns, corporate program cars or rental fleet vehicles. Most Falconer buyers feel pretty confident about these because they're newer and may still be under warranty. But how well have they been maintained?Falconer drivers who are planning to own a vehicle for a long time will keep up on auto maintenance so that they can avoid repairs down the road. But, if you know you're only going to have the vehicle for two or three years, you may not be so committed to maintenance. It would be easy to think th ... read more

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Older Vehicles