The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which co...
Posted in Timing Belt
on August 30, 2016
When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Auburndale drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoe...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on August 22, 2016
The primary job of the serpentine belt for Auburndale drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not com...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on August 14, 2016
A generation ago, Auburndale drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Auburndale shop every year or two for repair...
Posted in Maintenance
on August 09, 2016