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Troy Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Video: Any Troy driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Troy residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is the ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Auto Lab Troy: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

Video: The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Troy.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt... Read More

Automotive Tips from Auto Lab Troy: Timing Belt Overview

Video: In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Troy. The timing belt’s important job is ... Read More

The Auto Lab Troy Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Video: Most cars and trucks have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Troy drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Troy. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hills, ... Read More

Ask Auto Lab Troy: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

Video: The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which co... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Auto Lab Troy

Video: If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Troy and at the same time are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better understanding o... Read More

Automotive Tips from Auto Lab Troy: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

Video: The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Troy drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expensiv... Read More

Auto Lab Troy Auto Maintenance Videos: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

Video: The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your auto. An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt slip – or a broken tim... Read More

The Auto Lab Troy Auto Report: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

Video: The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Troy car owners need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure. Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more co... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Troy Drivers

Video: Knowing how their engine works can help Troy auto owners make informed decisions about car care and prevent costly repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts. An engine’s power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that move... Read More

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