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Replace your car's timing belt before it causes big problems for the engine.

What Happens When Your Timing Belt Breaks?

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…

This blackened blown cylinder head gasket has been removed from a vehicle.

You Have a Blown Cylinder Head Gasket: Now What?

Regardless of the type of vehicle you own, a blown head gasket ranks toward the top of the list of most-involved car repairs. Because of its complexity, you have to consider whether it’s worth doing or not. We’ve already examined the signs of a blown head gasket, so let’s take a closer look at what you should do when it comes time to…