By Courtney Evans  2 wrench difficulty 2money

Worn Serpentine Belt

Worn Serpentine Belt

Here’s yet another one of those unsung heroes residing in your engine bay. Your drive belts. Let’s talk about belts, shall we? Sometimes they have to screech and squeal before we’ll take notice. That noise is usually the last sign that your belt will give you before it breaks. Sometimes an automotive belt failure will cause a small temporary inconvenience, such as when your steering becomes rock hard because your power steering pump isn’t being turned or it can be much more serious with your warning lights flashing because your alternator isn’t being turned. And in this case, your car will eventually shut off altogether. In either case, it is a serious matter. Your engine Continue reading “Belt Knowledge: A Gripping Tale!” »

By Courtney Evans  2 wrench difficulty 2money

Automatic Transmission Shift Lever

Automatic Transmission Shift Lever

You’re driving to work this morning and you’re thinking about the day ahead.  “I wonder if I’m going to finish that project”, “I sure hope that I don’t have to deal with that smart@ss IT guy today”, “I can’t wait to have my coffee, discuss the game with Mike, and collect my $50″.  Life is good.  All of a sudden, you hear your engine “surge”, yet you didn’t press harder on the accelerator.  You did notice your engine holding first gear a little longer than usual when you pull out of the driveway earlier but you thought nothing of it.  What gives?  Uh-oh, something is going on with your automatic Continue reading “Changing Your Automatic Transmission Fluid” »


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