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Why is my belt squealing

05/05/2021squealing belt59 Auto Repair
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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 does winterizing a car mean?

01/03/202259 Auto Repair
Each winter, you should have an inspection done on your vehicle to make sure it is ready for the colder weather. So, what does a technician check in the wintertime? The technician will inspect the tires for good tread life as well as proper tire inflation. The battery should be tested for proper cold-cranking amperage as well as reserve capacity. Batteries typically last about 5 years before they will stop holding a charge. The oil should be replaced based on your vehicle’s regular maintenance s

How do I check my power steering fluid?

12/29/202159 Auto Repair
With power steering fluid, there are 2 main ways to check the fluid depending on what kind of vehicle you have. If your vehicle has a clear bottle, there will be a minimum and maximum line. When the vehicle is warm, the fluid should be between these two lines. If it is below the minimum, power steering fluid should be added. If the vehicle has a dipstick for the power steering fluid, this should be used to determine if the fluid is full. When the vehicle is warm and off, you should remove the po

How do I keep rodents out of my vehicle?

12/03/202159 Auto Repair
With winter and colder weather fast approaching, many animals will start to look for new, warmer homes. What makes a better home to fight off the cold than your engine compartment? The mice in the area feel the heat coming from your nice warm car that you just parked and decide to make it their 5 star hotel. They start snacking on all the tasty wires under the hood. This causes all kinds of electrical issues on vehicles. Every winter, we see vehicles come in with electrical issues due to rodent

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