FALCONER AUTO REPAIR

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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Falconer Drivers

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Falconer Drivers

When people in Falconer talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around New York? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through them or our wiper blades fail.It's estimated that around 46 million people are driving with wipers that won't keep their windshields clear during a storm — that's 46 million people with impaired vision during a storm. For safety's sake, Falconer drivers need to change the way they think about wiper blades. Most of us, 78% in fact, only change our wiper blades after they fail. In other words, we don't get new ones until the old ones become a safety hazard. Instead, we need to make wiper blades part of our preventive maintenance routine.Wiper blades should be changed twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. In New York areas that experience harsh winter weather, special blades are available that pr ... read more

New Life for Your Older Car in Falconer

Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when Falconer families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your parents just told you to do without, that you should have taken better care of it. They considered the loss a “life lesson.”But today many Falconer drivers tend to neglect one of the more expensive and important purchases we make: our vehicles. Vehicles are a lot more reliable today than back when we polished our shoes, and that reliability can sometimes make us take them for granted. Drivers in Falconer neglect good vehicle care practices and procrastinate when it comes to preventive maintenance. What we're really doing is heading straight for one of those dreaded “life lessons.” Eventually we'll pay for our neglect in repair bills ... read more

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the New York news. Falconer people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Falconer motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good commuters, grocery getters or toy haulers. They enjoy that fact that they're paid off, or soon will be. They would gladly like to keep their vehicles for 200,000 miles (320,000 kilometers) or more – as long as it's economical to do so. There are plenty of Falconer drivers whose vehicles are running after 150,000 or 200,000 miles (240,000 or 320,000 kilometers). We can learn from what they're doing to keep our own vehicles on the road in New York.The Falconer drivers of high-mileage cars often report a common denominator of never skipping an oil change. That may sound a bit unsophistic ... read more

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Power Steering Service in Falconer

Power Steering Service in Falconer

Most Falconer drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid that provides assist for steering. Most pumps are driven by a belt that is run by the engine; a few are electrically powered. A high-pressure hose passes fluid from the pump to the steering gear. A low pressure hose returns the fluid back to the pump.These hoses can develop leaks, so it is a good idea for Falconer drivers to have them inspected at every oil change. Low fluid can damage the power steering pump. That is why power steering fluid level is on the checklist for a full-service oil change. The fluid needs to be compatible with the hoses and seals, so check your owner's manual for the right type - or just ask your friendly and knowledgeable pr ... read more

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Let I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

If you haven't shopped in the Falconer area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Falconer, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a few more years gets even more attractive.On the plus side, vehicles these days are engineered to last for 150,000 miles (250,000 km) or more. So why don't they? Usually it's because Falconer drivers don't stay on top of preventive maintenance. Good vehicle care at professional automotive service centers like I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service in Falconer is the key to getting the most mileage out of your vehicle.Too often, Falconer vehicle owners are inclined to wait until their vehicles develop an obvious problem and take them in for repairs instead of maintenance. Repairs can be expensive, but allowing routine vehicle maintena ... read more