What is a Serpentine Belt? This is the belt on your car that drives the accessories. In order to technically be a serpentine belt, it must drive multiple accessories. Things like:Power steering pump Alternator Air conditioning compressor Water pump Super charger... Read More.
There are a lot of variables that go into making a choice on replacing brakes. It is not always a cut and dry choice. Let’s first break down the common types of brake jobs. Then we will give you some advice on deciding if... Read More.
What is a timing belt or chain? In older vehicles, this might be a timing chain. For simplicity, we'll use the more modern "timing belt" for the remainder of this article.A timing belt may be a difficult thing to understand, but you don’t need to... Read More.
Because basic maintenance can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle, every April is designated as National Car Care Month to encourage owners to give their cars some extra attention.Results of community car care events held throughout the... Read More.
Understanding what each part of a tire does is very important. There are some parts that we don’t really need to worry about. For example, you will never need to know or care about a “gum strip” on the inside of a tire. So,... Read More.
"How do I know when to get my car fixed, or just get another car?"You would be surprised how often this question comes up. There comes a time when a car reaches the end of its reliable life. That means the car costs more... Read More.
Why would it need to be changed? The oil in your car does basically 3 things:Lubricates: This is the obvious one. It lubricates by keeping metal riding on a thin film. That prevents metal parts from touching. If metal parts actually touched, they would seize pretty... Read More.
Brake Fluid can often be overlooked. Flushing it will not get you better gas mileage. It won't make your neighbor come over and ask if you just detailed the car. That does not mean that you can just pass on doing it. Why would it... Read More.
What is the Pollen or Cabin Air Filter? This filter cleans the air that enters your car. It can remove dust and pollen from the air before it enters the cabin of your car. Think of it just like the filter that you have for... Read More.