Serpentine Belt

The serpentine belt, also known as a multi-vee or multi-rib belt, is a single, continuous belt used to drive multiple peripheral devices in an automotive engine. These include the alternator, power steering pump, water pump, air conditioner and others. Without the serpentine belt, there is no way to drive power to any of these devices.…

Shocks and Struts

Shock absorbers and struts influence the control and handling characteristics of your vehicle. They work in conjunction with springs to dampen the bouncing motion of the vehicle as affected by road conditions. The energy is absorbed as a piston inside the shock pushes against hydraulic fluid. This restricts the rebounding movement of the springs. Your…

Tie Rod Ends

Tie rods are attached to the steering rack. They play a critical role in helping push and pull the front tires as the steering wheel is turned. There are two tie rod ends, the inner and outer, which connect to the steering knuckle and turn the front wheels. The outer tie rod end is adjustable…

Timing Belt

  The timing belt synchronizes the cam and crankshafts in your engine and keeps the entire car running smoothly. For everything to work properly, the timing belt has to perfectly sync the valves with the motion of the pistons. To prevent the timing belt from failing, it should be replaced every 50 to 70,000 miles.…

Timing Belt Tensioner

The timing belt tensioner is what applies pressure to the timing belt, keeping it tight and running smoothly. When something goes wrong, it is often the tensioner that’s the cause and not the timing belt itself. To prevent the timing belt from failing, the timing belt, tensioner and idler pulleys should be replaced every 50…