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I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service Advice on Buying New Tires

I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service Advice on Buying New Tires

Today's tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every Falconer driver's style, habits and driving conditions.Tires are designed for high-performance in winter or summer and even come in a long-wearing variety for all New York seasons.Falconer off-roaders should be excited about the options available to them as well. The tread on off-road tires is designed to handle the wear from bumps and rocks. The tires' high profile protects rims from damage.But what if you own an SUV but aren't interested in off-roading around New York? You can change out those high-profile beasts for a lower, wider look if it suits your style.I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service tire professionals can offer great auto advice on how to choose tires that match your needs and style.If you just need to purchase new tires, a tire professional at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service can also help you select the tires that are best for your driving needs and habits. The right tires will protect you and your vehicle ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Falconer

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Falconer

Falconer drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Falconer area, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new car.Because new cars are more expensive, Falconer residents are driving their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine years old. 68% of vehicles on the road have more than 75,000 miles/120,000 kilometers. As cars age, their performance drops, they have difficulty idling for long periods and are more sensitive to weather extremes. Fortunately today's cars are up to the challenge - but they need a little help to keep on going.Some owner's manuals don't outline service requirements and schedules at higher mileage. Of course, that doesn't mean it doesn't have to be done. In fact, it's more important than ever for Falconer drivers to stay on top of rou ... read more

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Fuel System

Ask I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

Ask I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which cools the engine; the air conditioning, which cools the driver and passengers; and the power steering pump, which allows for easier steering. When the belt breaks, all of these systems shut down.Okay, so maybe you can live without air conditioning and power steering for a while, but your battery can't live very long without an alternator, and when the cooling system goes down, your vehicle engine will overheat. That's why Falconer drivers should never wait to get a serpentine belt replaced.Serpentine belts are fairly inexpensive at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service in Falconer. And they look downright cheap when you compare them to the cost of an overheated vehicle engine, a tow truck, time lost o ... read more

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Timing Belt

The I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

The I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

The automotive professionals at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service would like to give Falconer drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day.  Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about the same pace.The Falconer do-it-yourselfer has to be pretty careful so that they do not actually harm their vehicle with the wrong type of fluid. That is why so many New York ] owners rely on the advice of their friendly and knowledgeable I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service service advisor to not only get the correct family of fluids, but to suggest the formulation that is best for their vehicle and their driving habits in the Falconer area.Let's start with engine oil. Falconer drivers who have been paying attention will have noticed a number of new oil weights on the New York scene in the ... read more

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Fluids