WHY DOES AN ACCESSORY DRIVE BELT FAIL?
Your engine’s accessory drive belt is tasked with a lot of responsibility. Not only does it have to connect several spinning pulleys at the front of your motor and keep them moving quickly enough to power important components like the alternator, the water pump and the power steering pump, but it also has to do so in weather that ranges from 20 degrees below zero to a scorching 120 degrees. The drive belt must do all of this while dealing with under-hood heat, rain and rocks
HOW AN OIL FILTER WORKS
When your car alerts you that it’s time for an oil change, how quickly do you do it? If your answer is that you thought the warning light was just a permanent fixture on your dash, maybe it’s time to do some serious soul-searching. It’s easy enough to put off changing your oil and oil filter, but the damage caused by this negligence can be swift or a long time coming — it will arrive one way or another, though. Knowing how an oil filter works and what it does for your engine
IS YOUR CAR RADIATOR FAN BROKEN? 3 COMMON SIGNS IT’S TIME FOR A REPLACEMENT
A car radiator fan has one very important job — to make sure that as much air as possible is drawn across your engine’s radiator. This helps to ensure that your motor is able to maintain a safe and stable temperature no matter how fast you’re driving or how hot external temperatures get. When a fan starts to act up, it’s important to move quickly in order to avoid potential damage to your vehicle. Check out these three common signs it’s time for a replacement fan. 1. Temperat
TIRE PRESSURE: 4 QUICK TIPS TO KEEP YOU ROLLING
Keeping your tires inflated seems like it should be simple — and that’s likely the reason a lot of people overlook it. It’s a small act that keeps you on the road, and it’s definitely something to stay on top of. Maintaining proper tire pressure requires special considerations. Here are some quick tips to ensure your tires are always ready for the road. Battling Inflation One of the most important things to know is that tire pressure changes with temperature. Hot air expands