Why is my belt squealing or screeching on my car? The belton your vehicle will start to make noise to indicate that it may need to be replaced. As the belt gets worn out, the rubber belt will start to slip on the metal pulley, which may cause a squealing noise. When the belt is worn, it cannot create the proper tension needed to move the pulleys at the right speed.
Why is my drive belt important? Your drive belt powers the different features on your car such as the alternator, water pump, or air conditioning. When the belt breaks, it will cause these systems to stop working.
When should I replace my belts? Your drive belts should be inspected every oil change as part of your routine maintenance checkup. The technician will check for cracking, frays, splits, or brittle rubber. The timing belt should be replaced at the factory recommended mileage, which is different for each vehicle.
How long can I drive with a squealing belt? Any unusual noises should be looked at by a technician as soon as possible. Catching problems sooner decreases the chances of something breaking and causing further issues. Call us today to have your belts inspected!
What will happen if the brake line leaks? When brake lines are leaking, the brake fluid level will drop. Brake fluid helps transfer the force and movement created when you press down the brake pedal. When the fluid gets too low, you will lose the brake pressure, and will not be able to stop the vehicle. 59 Auto Repair does not recommend driving the vehicle when the brake fluid is leaking. Eventually, the fluid will drop low enough you will not be able to stop the vehicle. A mechanic will need to
Why is my car starting slow? A long crank is an indication that the battery may be failing on your vehicle. Extreme weather causes stress on the battery and takes more power to start the vehicle. Over time, batteries lose their ability to hold a charge. The mechanic will test the cold-cranking amps and the voltage of the battery to determine if the battery should be replaced. The battery should be tested as part of your vehicle maintenance service. Our mechanics test the batteries with every oil
Does battery corrosion mean bad battery? Over time, corrosion will build up on the battery terminals. When there is corrosion the battery will not properly charge. This will cause premature wear on your battery and may cause the vehicle to not start. If there is corrosion on your battery, we recommend performing a battery service. The technician will take cleaner and a wire brush to scrub the terminals clean. If corrosion is left too long, the battery terminals can be damaged and then will need