FALCONER AUTO REPAIR

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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Don't Be Fuelish

If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fuel injectors are under pressure, meaning a crack or small hole in a fuel line can allow vaporized fuel to escape, sometimes around hot engine parts. Gasoline vapor and hot metal? You see the problem. One of the most common causes of a gasoline smell inside a vehicle is a fuel tank leak. The gas tank can rot or be punctured by road debris. A I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service technician can evaluate the condition of your fuel tank and suggest either repair or replacement. Fuel injectors can develop small leaks around their seals or O-rings. Those can deteriorate over time as the material they are made of gets old and less flexible. A technician can replace those parts. Modern vehicles contain somet ... read more

Breathe Deep in Falconer With a New Cabin Air Filter

Breathe Deep in Falconer With a New Cabin Air Filter

Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Falconer auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to 24,000 kilometers).The filter is usually under the vehicle hood or under the dashboard. Some are a little tricky to get to, so you'll want to have your friendly and knowledgeable I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service service advisor take care of replacing them.As we said, many Falconer people don't realize they have a cabin air filter and come to I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service saying "my vents are smelling bad." It usually turns out to be a dirty cabin air filter. A switch out and they're on their way, smelling sweet.Falconer residents who suffer from allergies can really benefit from a cabin air filter as it keeps irritants to a minimum.If you're one of them ... read more

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Tacky or Techie? The Tachometer.

There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it.  And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about. It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions per minute (RPM) the engine is turning.  Automotive experts know that a vehicle's engine can be damaged if it turns too fast (revving too high) or too slowly ("lugging" the engine). A tachometer (sometimes called a tach) is almost a "must-have" gauge for vehicles with a manual transmission; the driver has to manually change gears; the tach helps the driver know when revolutions are in the optimal range. Some say you don't need a tachometer if you drive a vehicle with an automatic transmission. It's true that most drivers of automatics don't even look at it.  But there are times when paying attention to the tach can help you prevent an expensive repair. Here's a good example.&nbs ... read more

What Falconer Customers like About Us at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service

A big part of the service we provide at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service for our Falconer customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued Falconer area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service automotive education, we sometimes get busy fixing vehicles and need a reminder. Please, just ask. We've found our Falconer customers like the service reminders. They've grown to trust that our recommendations are based on the vehicle manufactures’ published maintenance schedules and that I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service is not just pulling them out of the air. We know that people in Falconer live a busy life with a lot more to think about than wondering if it's time to replace the PCV valve on their vehicle. Part of our I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service service process is checking the vehicle manufacture's schedule to make su ... read more