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Sharing NAPA Know How for all is what we do here at the NAPA Know How Blog. The Know How category is the place to find the information you need to be educated about your vehicle. Whether you are a beginner DIYer, a seasoned mechanic, or a patron of your local NAPA AutoCare there is always something new to learn.

We’ll tell you how your car works, why maintenance matters, what tools you need, and how to stay safe. We’ve got tips for servicing brakes, how your oil filter works, checking your cooling system, choosing the right brake fluid, even dealing with water damage after a flood. Our guides will help equip you to make the right decisions for your situation, how to prepare for your next repair, and how to pick the right tools for the job. Since NAPA is more than just auto parts, you can also learn about your lawn equipment, boat, RV, ATV, UTV, or snowmobile.

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Timing Chain Versus Timing Belt: A Primer

Knowing if there’s a timing chain versus a timing belt in your car, and what exactly they both do, can help you save on expensive maintenance, costly repairs or both. Although it might seem like an overly technical subject, understanding a timing belt versus a timing chain is a fairly simple concept to grasp once you strip away all the jargon…