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Common Serpentine Belt Problems & How to Fix Them

December 28th, 2017 by

Serpentine belts usually result from a misalignment or a defective tensioner. It might be hard to diagnose a problem just by listening but examining the belt itself can help you diagnose the problem- both before it’s removed and afterward. Excessive Cracking Excessive cracking is usually caused by old age. Serpentine belts stretch with age and

Disc Brakes vs Drum Brakes

December 23rd, 2017 by

In our last article, we went over the basics. Now that you know how brakes work, let’s talk about the different types. The front brakes play a greater part in stopping the car than the rear ones, because braking throws the car weight forward on to the front wheels. Many cars therefore have disc brakes

Brake Shoes vs Brake Pads

December 23rd, 2017 by

There are a number of reasons why you might be considering using brake shoes instead of brake pads. But how do you know which one is right for you? Thankfully, the decision isn’t difficult once you have all the facts. You can actually have a combination of both pads and shoes within the same car

How the Braking System Works: The Basics

December 23rd, 2017 by

  They’re not something you think about everyday, but brakes are an integral part of your vehicle. So, how can just a light push on you car’s brake pedal slow a speeding car to an abrupt stop? In this article, we’ll tell you how. How It Works A moving car has a lot of kinetic

How Differentials Work

December 16th, 2017 by

The Basics In most cars, the differential is where the power makes its last stop before spinning the wheels. The differential: Acts as the final gear reduction in the vehicle, slowing the rotational speed of the transmission one final time before it hits the wheels Transmits the power to the wheels while allowing them to

How to Prevent and Correct Skidding

December 16th, 2017 by

With winter weather now in full swing, skidding tends to be a popular fear for many drivers on the road. Black ice, snow, and freezing rain can turn a normally safe road into a slippery trap, but many accidents are caused by driver’s  errors and reaction under stress. Knowing these simple techniques will help you

Six Tips For Calling AAA

December 16th, 2017 by

Getting stranded somewhere is never fun; now that the winter weather is upon us, people tend to get stuck more often. If you’re a member of AAA, here are some tips you should know when calling for road service. Keep your card on you at all times The great part about many motorclubs is that

Holiday Gifts for Car Lovers and Enthusiasts

December 8th, 2017 by

Looking for the perfect gift? Here’s our ultimate gift-giving guide for car lovers and enthusiasts: Car Seat Gap Filler If you know someone that spends a lot of time in their car, or just loves keeping their car clean, seat gap fillers are the perfect gift. They squeeze in between the seat and the center