Tom Crittenden, owner of Gulf Coast Parts Supply, has been in the business for about 50 years. At age 21 he was one of the youngest people to ever open … Continue Reading Gulf Coast Parts Keeps NAPA #1 Around Florida’s “Big Bend”
Today’s belt performs a specific job, transferring power from the crankshaft pulley to all accessories in the serpentine system. Power-hungry alternators, A/C compressors, power steering and water pumps all try … Continue Reading All About Engine Drive Pulley Alignment & Tension
Unbeknownst to many, automatic belt tensioners are actually a wear item, and therefore cannot be classified as a prototypical hard part. Internal components in the tensioner can fail, causing stress … Continue Reading Diagnosing Engine Drive Belt Tensioner Failure
Has the sliding door handle on your 2008-2016 Chrysler Town & Country or 2008-2019 Dodge Grand Caravan come loose? On these vehicles the outer door skin sheet metal commonly fatigues … Continue Reading How To Fix A Dodge Grand Caravan Broken Sliding Door Handle
The throttle position sensor moves with the throttle and sends a voltage signal to the computer indicating throttle angle and speed of movement data. The computer uses this data to … Continue Reading What does a Throttle Position Sensor do for your vehicle?
A yaw rate sensor (or rotational speed sensor) measures a vehicle’s angular velocity about its vertical axis in degrees or radians per second in order to determine the orientation of … Continue Reading What does a Yaw Rate Sensor do for your vehicle?
NAPA celebrated its 65th anniversary in Hawaii this fall, not with balloons and confetti, but with a goal of raising 65,000 meals for Hawaii’s families in need. NAPA Hawaii kicked … Continue Reading NAPA Hawaii: Celebrating 65 Years, Providing 65,000 Meals
Joe and JoLynn Wallick, owners of Mountain Auto Parts in Cle Elum, Washington, recently spearheaded a community fundraising effort for their next door neighbors, Zack and Mickaela Peppler, whose son … Continue Reading NAPA Owners Rally Community To Support Local Boy Battling Cancer
The MAP sensor converts engine vacuum/manifold pressure to an electrical signal so the computer knows how much load the engine is under. This data is the basis for fuel delivery … Continue Reading What does a MAP Sensor do for your vehicle?
Sparks Tire & Auto, a NAPA Gold Certified AutoCare Center in St. Charles, Missouri, has been serving the area’s vehicle owners since 1984. Not only is owner Ron Tinner and … Continue Reading Sparks Tire & Auto Finds New Way To Give In 2020