The water pump is the heart of the cooling system. The pump circulates coolant between the engine and radiator to keep the engine from overheating.    

When a ball joints is worn it allows for too much movement in the suspension, so the driver may feel more vibrations – or hear squeaks or rattles on bumpy surfaces or when turning — caused by looseness in the suspension. Other signs of worn ball joints include uneven tire wear and steering that wanders instead…

This is a lovely question, but first we must define what “acting funny” means when referring to one’s drivetrain before recommending a course of action. Do any of the following seem familiar to you?

The timing belt is a notched rubber belt, sometimes called a Gilmer belt. This belt allows the crankshaft to drive the camshaft, which in turn opens and closes the valves. Without this belt, the engine can’t run.

An automatic transmission is one that doesn’t require the driver to shift gears manually. There are more types of automatic transmissions than ever before, including conventional torque-converter step-gear automatics, dual-clutch automatics (sometimes called automated manuals), continuously variable automatics and hybrids.  

Vehicle manufacturers make much of the fact that their products come equipped with extended-life spark plugs that can maintain a precise gap for 100,000 miles. However, before you wait that long to replace them, you should bear in mind that spark plugs that hit the 80,000-mile marker are four-fifths worn. As the gap in the…

In today’s post we’ll cover typical maintenance and repair. You can think of these items as some of the most common maintenance procedures and repairs necessary to keep your car operating safely and optimally.