What is a Serpentine Belt?

serpentine belt

Your vehicle contains complex systems of electronics, belts, hoses, and mechanics to move you along the road. Because it is so complex, it’s important to keep up with preventative maintenance – even for the parts you may not have heard of, like the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt connects the alternator, power steering, and A/C

Keep it Cool

transmission

Your vehicle’s transmission is responsible for adapting speed and torque, deftly shifting gears to ensure that the right amount of power is going to the right place and your wheels can rotate properly to make forward propulsion possible. Since it’s such a vital component and is used with great regularity, your vehicle’s transmission can sometimes

Oil Loss Prevention

oil loss

The vast majority of cars experience oil loss at some point. Usually it is through small drips and minor leaks that can be prevented, but in some cases oil leaks require immediate attention from an ASE-Certified Technician. An improperly sealed drain bolt is the most common leak. When having an oil change performed, your oil

The Importance of Proper Wheel Alignment

wheel alignment

When you’re driving here in Gloucester County, you’ve enough to worry about with road conditions, other drivers and various hazards to contend with. As such, your own vehicle’s health and drivability should be one thing you don’t have to worry about and keeping up with your maintenance schedule is the best way to avoid this

The Timing Belt – Keeping your Engine in Sync

timing belt

Modern car engines are highly-sophisticated pieces of engineering that have dozens of components working together to produce motion. What’s perhaps most amazing is that there’s one part that is in charge of keeping your engine in sync: the timing belt. The force that makes your engine move your car is a series of tiny controlled

Three Fluids to Check this Month

vehicle fluid

In order to run smoothly, your vehicle’s engine is dependent upon countless moving parts and fluids. Just like the components in your engine, vehicle fluids need to be tended to regularly in order to ensure they’re in good working order and can perform their particular functions at a high level. With that in mind, here

Don’t Skimp On Brake Repair!

brake repair

While you may be unaware of it, many self-advertised “cheap brake repair shops” sell parts and/or services that simply aren’t needed. Fortunately, there several steps that you can take to protect yourself from these kinds of scams (beyond simply not visiting a shady brake shop). Every time you take your car in to have your

Summertime Glove Compartment Guide

Road trip with friends? Weekend at Buckroe Beach or in the Blue Ridge Mountains? No matter what your summertime plans are, it’s likely that you’ll spend a lot of it in your car driving from Point A to Point B. In addition to your regular year-around car safety must-haves in your car, below is a

Five Reasons for Steering Wheel Shakes

On good road surfaces, cars are meant to drive smooth and steady. However, most people have experienced steering wheel vibrations at one time or another. Car parts can break or fail after continued use, and it’s not uncommon for car components to need to be replaced. Because your steering wheel is your connection to both

Improve Your MPG This Summer

Summer has officially arrived in Gloucester County and while we’re all enjoying the warm weather and beach time, the hottest season of the year can also wreak havoc on your vehicle’s gas mileage. Here are a few tips on how to avoid racking up extra fuel costs when you’re on the road this summer: Check