Of all the routine car engine maintenance services, the tune-up has both evolved and somewhat remained unchanged. Different vehicles like a 2001 Ford Explorer and 2012 Mazda Miata need different … Continue Reading Engine Tune-Up Service at NAPA Auto Care
What to Expect From Timing Belt Replacement Service With NAPA On the list of engine maintenance items, one of the most important after consistent oil changes is timing belt replacement. … Continue Reading NAPA Auto Care: Timing Belt Replacement Service
Your engine’s serpentine belt is probably not something you check on very often. If it is working then your vehicle will run, the battery will charge, the power steering works, … Continue Reading Serpentine Belt Wear Indicators
If you drive a car with an internal combustion engine, you already know that the system under the hood is complex. It’s a network of both moving and non-moving parts … Continue Reading 5 Signs That Your Car is Ready for a Tune-Up
Drive belt wear can take out your power steering as well as your radiator’s and cabin’s cooling systems. Learn here what to look for to avoid these issues.
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
What is a tuneup? This type of preventative maintenance can nip problems in the bud and keep your vehicle running smoothly. Here’s why you should get one.
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…
Vehicle problems never happen when it is convenient. If you are in a hurry, you can bet that is when something will go wrong. But being prepared can make an … Continue Reading 4 Spare Parts You Should Buy Before You Need Them