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
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…
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…
Having basic car know-how helps you care your vehicle with confidence and keeps you safe on the road. Read on to find answers to some common car questions.
Servicing your vehicle is usually the last thing on your mind. The daily grind of life tends to take all of your focus, so unless it is actively causing an … Continue Reading 10 Overlooked Services That Can Extend The Life Of Your Vehicle
Do-it-yourselfers, you take pride in the fact that you can fix practically anything, but when should you bring your car to the mechanic?
Engine valve timing using a timing chain vs. timing belt. What’s under your car’s hood? Is one better or worse? Here are the answers.
A broken timing belt can cause your engine major damage. Without a belt doing its job, the valves and pistons on most engines are on a literal collision course with each other. And with your engine turning at thousands of revolutions per minute, something can go wrong…
Automobile engines can be classified as either interference engine or non-interference engine types depending on what occurs if piston/valve synchronization is lost. In the non-interference engine with the crankshaft still … Continue Reading Interference Engine vs Non-Interference Engine Types
What’s the difference between an interference engine and a noninterference engine? It’s all about keeping the pistons and valves in proper time and space.