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
The accessories on your vehicle’s engine are driven by a single belt that wraps around the pulleys. This is called a serpentine belt. Older vehicles used multiple drive belts called … Continue Reading Know How Notes – Serpentine Belt Replacement Tips
Have you suddenly found yourself with some free time on your hands? If so, there are a few easy vehicle maintenance projects that you can do with minimal prep right at home. These aren’t complicated projects and most need only basic tools and supplies. So before you start watching the entire “Lord of the Rings” trilogy again, take some time for easy vehicle maintenance that will pay off dividends later…
What’s that sound? Your vehicle, which usually purrs like a kitten, has started squeaking like a mouse. If it happens when your car is running, but not moving, it’s most likely an issue with a belt. If your car is making unusual sounds, you might have a belt issue. Here’s what to look (and listen) for…
Solid Serpentine Alternator Pulleys and Automatic Belt Tensioners were first utilized by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in 1979. Their sole purpose was to transmit power to the alternator using one … Continue Reading Alternator Pulley Evolution
There are several cold weather alternator problems you should be on the lookout for this winter.
A bad water pump will ruin your engine in short order. Know the signs of failure to avoid a catastrophe.
Learning how to check belts on a car is a fairly straightforward process — and a valuable preventative maintenance skill.
You change your car’s oil, replace the wiper blades, inspect the brake system and rotate your tires with near-religious zeal. As important as each of these tasks is, there may be a few overlooked maintenance items that you aren’t giving the care they’re due, which could possibly lead to hose failure…
Don’t let serpentine belt noise turn into a complex repair. Follow these tips to quickly — and painlessly — deal with the problem.