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3 Incredibly Difficult Timing Belt Service Applications

Published 07:00 AM, Tue August 25, 2015


On a combustion engine, the timing belt keeps the camshafts and crankshaft moving in unison. As these components spin, the valves open and close to allow the proper amount of air to mix with the fuel shooting into the combustion chamber. As the timing belt moves around the pulleys, the rubber materials start to wear […]


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3 Parts That Commonly Fail After the Radiator Goes Bad

Published 07:00 AM, Tue August 18, 2015


As you look at your vehicle’s engine bay, you may find yourself wondering, “How does a radiator work?” The radiator in your car actively dissipates heat that builds up in the cooling system. As coolant runs through the radiator, the walls of the internal passageways start to develop a thick layer of scale. Debris running […]


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5 Surprising Tips for Improving Fuel Economy

Published 08:10 PM, Tue August 11, 2015


The price of gas. It’s the subject on the minds of many people every single day. Gone are the days when you could fill the tank for $20 (or less). Because of the rise in fuel costs over the last decade, today’s drivers are left with questions about how they can lower their fuel usage […]


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8 Vital Areas to Check Before Buying a Used Car

Published 05:49 AM, Tue August 4, 2015


Used vehicles often have a rich history that prospective buyers are not privy to know. Each vehicle’s background may include a checkered maintenance schedule or repeated minor collisions. Luckily, the way previous owners cared for their cars is directly reflected in the condition of the main components. As a buyer, you have the right to […]


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When to Replace a Timing Belt

Published 02:53 PM, Mon August 3, 2015


Timing belts began to replace chains in the late 70’s and early 80’s as auto manufacturers were researching ways to produce lighter and less expensive vehicles. Lighter weight meant increased mileage. There are many questions that are frequently asked about timing belts. Learning about what belts do and when they should be replaced will help […]


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