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A Stitch in Time at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service

You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it. A driver noticed his vehicle was due for an oil change, so he took it in to his service facility early in the morning so he could wait while the work was performed. The technician routinely checks the battery on vehicles just before extreme weather is approaching (cold or hot), so with winter coming up, he hooked up the load tester (it measures voltage while a load is put on the battery). It showed the battery wasn't holding a charge well. The technician checked the manufacturing date on the battery, too (most batteries have a date stamped in code somewhere on them). The date showed it was five years old. While batteries can last more than five years, many technicians say you should expect to get anywhere from three to s ... read more

Automotive Tips from I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Falconer drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that cannot hold a full charge requires the alternator to work extra hard, causing it to wear out prematurely.Your I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service service advisor can test your battery to see if it should be replaced. Testing is a good idea for New York drivers because a battery might still be good, but become dead because of a bad alternator or even a worn serpentine belt and tensioner. I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service1739 Lindquist DriveFalconer, New York 14733716-665-2501  

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Need a New Battery? Call I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service Today

Need a New Battery? Call I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service Today

Hello Falconer drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Falconer, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a few years, the alternator has to work harder to supplement the battery charge. Over time, enough of the battery is damaged that it can no longer hold a charge and it needs to be replaced. This also speeds up wear on the alternator.Your I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service service advisor can help you determine the right vehicle replacement battery for the way you drive around Falconer, as well as the New York climate and durability needs.Contact I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service for information on battery replacement.Give us a call. I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service 1739 Lindquist Drive Falconer, New York 14733 716

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Need a New Battery? Call I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service Today

Need a New Battery? Call I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service Today

Hello Falconer area drivers! Need a new battery?  70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a few years, the alternator has to work harder to supplement the battery charge. Over time, enough of the battery is damaged that it can no longer hold a charge and it needs to be replaced. This also speeds up wear on the alternator.Your I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service service advisor can help you determine the right replacement battery for your vehicle. I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service1739 Lindquist DriveFalconer, New York 1473371

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I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service Alternator Replacement Service in Falconer

I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service Alternator Replacement Service in Falconer

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator.  Driving around Falconer is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane departure warning become more common, it will have to work even harder. Eventually this workhorse just wears out. When it does you have no choice but to order an alternator replacement because your vehicle won't run without one. Come see your friendly and professional service advisor at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service to learn more. I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service1739 Lindquist DriveFalconer, New York 1473371

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Battery Maintenance Tips From I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service

Battery Maintenance Tips From I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service

When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your alternator has to work overtime to make up for it, and other electrical components can suffer as well.A number of years ago sealed batteries were introduced to the local Falconer, New York, market. They were hailed as being 'maintenance-free batteries.' While it is true that you can't get in and adjust the electrolyte levels of a sealed battery, it is by no means maintenance free.Batteries are very sensitive to changes in the weather around New York. Temperature really affects auto battery performance. A battery inspection is an important part of your spring and fall checkups. Next time you're under your hood, take a look at your battery. Is it clean and free of residue? A dirty battery will drain. Is ... read more

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A New Battery in Falconer

A New Battery in Falconer

Hello Falconer drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Falconer, here's some auto advice to help you.There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new battery: cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. The power required to start a cold engine is measured in cold cranking amps. The number you need is determined by what kind of vehicle you drive and where you live. In general, higher-cylinder engines require more cold cranking amps than lower-cylinder engines. In other words, an eight-cylinder engine needs more cold cranking amps than a six-cylinder one. Also, diesel engines require more cold cranking amps than gasoline engines.The weather where you live in New York also determines the number of cold cranking amps you need. The colder the veh ... read more

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Automotive Tips from I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service: Making a Battery Last Longer

One thing all Falconer drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted – like from using your headlights when the engine is off – is very harmful to your battery. Most automotive batteries can only take that about 10 times before they are ruined.Also, making sure you have a full charge every month or so extends battery life. Either an extended drive at freeway speeds around the Falconer are or using a battery charger will preserve your battery’s ability to hold a full charge.Give us a call.I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service1739 Lindquist DriveFalconer, New York 1473371

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Battery Replacement at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service in Falconer

Battery Replacement at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service in Falconer

Hello, welcome to I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Falconer runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at I-86 Truck Repair & Auto Service are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, they wear out and need to be replaced . This can be thought of as the power output used to start a cold vehicle engine. The number of cold cranking amps you need depends on your vehicle and where you live in New York, specifically how cold it is. (Many Falconer drivers have first-hand experience trying to start their car on a cold winter morning.) The two factors are that the colder your vehicle's engine is, the more power it takes to turn the engine over to get it started. It has all that cold, sluggish oil to contend with.The other factor is that the chemical reaction in the battery that creates electrical energy is less efficient when ... read more

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Battery Basics for Falconer

Battery Basics for Falconer

It's important for Falconer drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold New York weather. Most Falconer area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. However, heat does more damage to a battery than cold. Truth is, our batteries start to die a little from day one. Keeping a full charge slows the process, which is hard with short Falconer trips because the alternator doesn't have time to fully recharge the battery from starting the engine. Falconer drivers can top off the charge with a computer controlled battery charger – say, once a month in the summer and every three months during the winter.As far as how long a battery will last, statistics show that 70% have given up the ghost within four years. By that time, they aren't capable of taking a full charge like they used to ... read more

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