The Importance of Timing Belt Replacement

The Importance of Timing Belt Replacement

Most people have probably heard of the timing belt when it comes to their vehicle.  However, many people do not realize the vital role that the timing belt has in the operation of the vehicle’s engine.  In this blog, we explain the purpose of the timing belt, signs to look for when there are problems, the importance of timing belt replacement, and guidelines to follow for preventative maintenance. (more…)

Cooling System Basics

Cooling System Basics

It’s a sunny, warm day. You are over-exerting yourself with some yard work and happen to notice that your skin is becoming red and flushed.  Have you ever really thought about why this happens?  In simple terms, our bodies are equipped with mechanisms to maintain our body temperature at a specific level.  Your skin turns red because blood vessels are expanding in order to help cool your body down.  As well, you will sweat more to open your pores and cool the surface of your skin with released moisture. Just as the human body has a process to regulate temperature, so do our vehicles.  Because an internal combustion engine generates significant heat, the cooling system is a vital function of your vehicle designed to keep engine parts cool and the vehicle running properly. In this article, we review some basics about this particular system, what can go wrong, and finally we share some key maintenance tips to avoid problems.

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Are You Properly Maintaining These Safety Features?

Are You Properly Maintaining These Safety Features?

Most of us get in our vehicles to go from point A to point B, and never really think about all of the things that keep us safe during that journey.  Vehicles are equipped with a wide range of safety components and features that are designed to protect us and our vehicle occupants. Some of the more obvious safety components of our vehicles are things like seat belts or door locks – But what about those vehicle safety features we know are there but are usually not top of mind? In this article, we review key safety components in our vehicles, what can potentially go wrong with them, and ways to maintain ongoing and effective functioning of those safety components.

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How Much Do You Know About Your Vehicle’s Cruise Control?

How Much Do You Know About Your Vehicle’s Cruise Control?

Anyone who has ever had to drive a long stretch of desert highway certainly understands the value of the cruise control in their vehicle. With a flip of the switch, you can relax your driving leg and let the car do the work. No doubt, a modern feature in our vehicle that we might take for granted. Believe it or not, cruise control has been around for about 80 years! While cruise control is not an auto pilot – it is a function of our vehicle that provides us with the convenience of maintaining a safe driving speed while helping lower our fuel consumption. When it doesn’t work properly, you need to schedule cruise control repair.

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