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Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Falconer

Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Falconer

With high fuel prices in Falconer, New York, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on   is great.  When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics?Do some research on the internet or ask your Falconer, New York, service advisor at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service.There aren't any magic pills you can drop in your gas tank, and the government hasn't suppressed a device you can clamp on your fuel line to make your vehicle run on air. Not even in Falconer!So next time you get one of those e-mails, check it out with an automotive professional. You'll get more bang for your buck with an oil change or an engine air filter replacement.We're here for you at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service, so give us a call at 716-665-2501 for good honest advice about your vehicle. I-86 Truck Repai ... read more


Fuel System

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Falconer?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Falconer and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the New York market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Falconer area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. Falconer auto owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest Falconer dealership.Falconer drivers should carefully research the vehicle care before buying an alternative fuel vehicle, as it may or may not coincide with the standards for gasoline vehicles. You should look at costs as well; these vehicles may help save our environment here in Falconer, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You'll need to decide what you can afford and what will wor ... read more


Automotive News

The Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear people in say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming more complicated than ever before. All that complexity demands higher tolerances for everything. For example, most drivers don't realize how high-tech automotive fluids have become - fluids such as engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid.Today's automotive fluids contain a much higher percentage of additives to protect your vehicle's components from premature wear and corrosion.  Please don't think we're using scare tactics to get you to take care of your maintenance - but here are some personal stories we've heard to emphasize and show how important it is to get things done when they are due. Names are withheld to avoid embarrassment to those who should know better. Even though they should know better, it usually come ... read more



Upgrade Shocks for Better Handling in Falconer

Many Falconer drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control – keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and managing body motion.Every time you hit a bump or pothole on a Falconer road, your tire wants to bounce up. The bigger the bump, the higher the bounce. Your shocks or struts push down on the tire to maintain the traction you need to start, stop and turn.If you've ever ridden in a vehicle with bad shocks, you know how it wallows on corners. The front end dives when you hit the brakes and the rear end squats when you accelerate. It's not only uncomfortable, it is difficult to handle.You may have heard vehicles described as having “flat cornering." That means that when you take a corner, the body doesn't roll very much. When shocks start to get worn, your vehicle will roll more on corners. The weight of your vehicle's ... read more


Shocks & Struts

Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service

A lot of us Falconer drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for New York motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels.Wheels come in thousands of designs. Custom wheels can add personality, style or sass to a vehicle. Many of these customizations involve getting a bigger wheel.Fifteen or 16-inch wheels used to be the factory standard, but today, because a lot of Falconer drivers like the look of larger wheels, many vehicles are available with 17 or 18-inch wheels. Optional wheel packages of 20 inches or more are also available in Falconer.If you want to upsize the wheels on your current vehicle, however, you should know it's not a do-it-yourself project. There are factors involved in ensuring your wheel change doesn't jeopardize the safety of your vehicle.First of all, you need to understand rolling diameter. The r ... read more


Tires and Wheels