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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Why Synthetic Oil Is Best for Local Drivers

Today's I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service car care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why we'd need a microscope, so we'll have to settle for using our imaginations. The molecules of conventional motor oil are long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil, on the other hand, has uniform, round molecules. Which is slipperier? – a pile of pencils or a pile of marbles?Synthetic motor oil lubricates better because there's less friction. This results in myriad benefits: better wear protection, cooler operating temperatures, more power and better fuel economy. And synthetic oil doesn't sludge up like conventional oil so it prevents those small oil passages from clogging up. (We see that all the time at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service in ... read more



I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service Fuel Saving Tip: Check Engine Light

Here's a question for you: How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your check engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many conditions that trigger the check engine light can hurt your vehicle. A lot.If your date's eyes are smoldering in the soft glow of the check engine light, try to think of all the gas money you'll save by getting it fixed. Give I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service a call when you are ready. I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service1739 Lindquist DriveFalconer, New York 1473371


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Tire Maintenance in Falconer

With the recent focus in the Falconer area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Falconer drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving gas, properly inflated tires last longer. Underinflated tires will wear out more quickly.Some people in Falconer wonder if they should add a few extra pounds of pressure when they fill up their tires. Bad idea. In fact, there are very good reasons not to overinflate your tires. For one, the middle of the tread will wear unevenly because the full tread is not contacting the road properly. That also adversely affects your handling. Stop by I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service to see about tire maintenance for your vehicle. I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service1739 Lindquist DriveFalconer, New York 14733716-665-2501 Every vehicle in the Falconer area has a sticker on the dri ... read more


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Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service

The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Falconer use fuel filters. For more information about your fuel filter, visit I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service at 1739 Lindquist Drive in Falconer, New York 14733.Please call 716-665-2501 to make an appointment. Generally speaking there's not a lot of dirt in our Falconer area auto fuel supply, but there is enough that you want to screen it out. The problem actually gets worse the older your vehicle becomes. That's because dirt, rust and other contaminants will settle out of the fuel and onto the bottom of the fuel tank. After your vehicle is five years or older, it can actually have a fair amount of sediment built up.That just means that the fuel filter has to work harder as your vehicle ages. It'll get clogged sooner and need t ... read more


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