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Everything You Need to Know About Timing Belts

Everything You Need to Know About Timing Belts

If you want to be there for your vehicle and get it what it needs throughout its lifespan, you need to do some research and learning. The timing belt is one of those vehicle parts that will inevitably need replacing, and when it does, our skillful technicians at Crompton's Auto Care can help! Here's everything you need to know about your flexible timing belt. What It Is The timing belt is a rubber belt that keeps essential parts in the engine working harmoniously. Without the belt, the pistons and valves would strike each other. The results would be horrific and leave your vehicle in a standstill state. The timing belt and other related parts related to the engine work like a clock. Without the timing belt, like a gear in a clock, your engine would not function. When to Replace It With its evenly ribbed texture, the timing belt keeps the critical engine parts moving in sync. However, these rubber teeth can wear out over time. Vehicle manufacturers recognized this when they ... read more

How to Inspect Your Vehicle Fluids?

How to Inspect Your Vehicle Fluids?

You should do certain maintenance procedures at home to ensure that your vehicle is in good health, such as checking its various fluids. From time to time, these essential fluids need to be drained, flushed, and topped off to ensure they aren't losing their properties to do their job. It's also essential to inspect fluids regularly to ensure they are at an adequate level. An abnormally low level of fluid can also mean there's a leak within your vehicle. Let's go in-depth on how to check the different fluids in your automobile.   Engine Oil To check your motor oil, you need to shut the engine off and wait a few minutes for the car to cool down. Open the hood to locate the yellow oil dipstick. You'll need a cloth or rag to wipe off the oil before reinserting it again into the tank. Remove the dipstick once again to read the oil level, as indicated by markings on the dipstick. You should check the oil for its level, color, and consistency. Clean engine oil shou ... read more

What Is The Primary Cause of Warped Brake Rotors?

What Is The Primary Cause of Warped Brake Rotors?

Brake rotors are an essential part of your braking system because they are the piece that stops your wheels from spinning when the brake pads clamp down on them. Brake rotors are designed to withstand high temperatures during the process of braking. They need to dissipate the heat quickly so that you can press down on the brake pads again. Because of this intense heat, the surface of the brake rotors can get warped over time. As a result, your brakes may feel jittery and less effective.    Brake rotor warping isn't always as bad as it sounds. Warping simply means that there is an uneven surface brought about by heat. Brake rotors can be distorted for the following reasons:  The brake rotors can become glazed with substances from the brake pads. The glazing can occur when the brake pads get too hot, which causes the pad material to rub off. As a result, the brake rotor surface will become uneven and decrease the overall efficiency of the brakes.  The surface ... read more

Show Your RV Some Love this Summer

Show Your RV Some Love this Summer

With July in full swing, it is a great time to explore the roads or simply go camping. RV travel is an excellent and safer way to explore the open land of Canada. Whether you own or rent an RV, there are some maintenance tips you should know and prepare for before hitting the road.   Top 5 RV Maintenance Tips 1) Inspect Seals & Seams It would help if you were to examine your RV's roof for leaks every several months. Water leaks can occur through any open seams in your roof's edges, vents, skylights, or AC unit. You don't want to embark on your trip just for it to be ruined by a flooded RV.   2) Change the Oil Unlike a car that you regularly maintain every 3,000-5,000 miles, an RV tends to endure more stress on its engine. It would be best if you did oil changes on a seasonal basis to make sure that everything is lubricated and running at its best. For RVs, it's advised that you should change your oil every 3,000-4,000 miles or at least once every ye ... read more

Signs You Need Tire Replacement

Signs You Need Tire Replacement

Your tires are the main source of traction between your vehicle and the road surface. That said, your car tires take a beating with everyday use and will eventually wear out. Given their importance in road safety, driving on old worn-out tires is a recipe for disaster. For instance, driving on old tires can make you lose control of your vehicle when driving, which is downright catastrophic. Of course, regular car and tire maintenance will keep you up to date on when your tires are worn out and require replacement. Here are some of the most common signs that your tires are due for replacement; Bald Tires Here is one of the most obvious signs that you need tire replacement. Your tires need to be sufficiently treaded to facilitate easy and safe driving, braking, and maneuvering. Your Car is Constantly Shaking and Vibrating Sure, you are going to experience some shaking when driving on rough, bumpy roads. However, if your vehicle shakes and wobbles even on pristine streets, it could b ... read more

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