Belts

Your vehicle may have a single engine drive belt (called a serpentine), or it may use several belts if it’s an older car or truck. These drive belts roll over pulleys which turn and generate rotational energy into each accessory attached to your engine. They typically drive the alternator,…

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Brakes

We have our vehicles so we can jump in and go somewhere...but once we get close, it’s important to stop there! Your brakes are located on each wheel, and they use friction to slow the rotational energy of the wheels so you can slow down and stop where desired. They are complex systems using hydraulic…

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Check Engine Light

Your “Check Engine Light” is simply a warning light that has received information from a sensor connected to your vehicle’s ECM, or “engine control module”. It can be an indicator of needed maintenance, or it could also be warning you of a major component…

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Climate Control/AC/Heat

If our climate control system is working properly, we never give it a second thought. For some, it’s just “set and forget”. For others, if the air blowing from the vents is the right temperature, it’s all good! But keeping the cabin at the desired temperature requires a complex system of electronic,…

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Electrical

The electrical system in your vehicle is like the nervous system in your body...sensors generate impulses that are distributed, then processed, and those processed impulses are sent to some other area to display information, actuate another sensor or mechanical device, or provide power for device operation. Electrical…

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Filters

Your vehicle has a variety of filters to keep small particles of dirt from circulating in the operating systems, causing damage and eventually failure of moving parts. Cabin Filter The cabin filter works just like the filter for your air conditioner at home. It filters dust and dirt from the outside…

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Fuel and Engine Management

Engine operation management requires the input of a few systems working together. The filtered air of the inductions system, the fuel delivered to each cylinder, and the emissions system all feed information to the ECM (or PCM) and the computer calculates the proper amount…

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