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Anatomy of a Vehicle

By November 13, 2017Uncategorized

If you have ever taken a biology or anatomy class, you may be in awe of all of the different parts human bodies have. These parts have to work together to create a healthy human being. If one thing goes wrong, it can throw things off in other areas as well. While vehicles aren’t quite as impressive, they also have a lot of parts. And likewise, if one thing goes wrong, it can throw off a lot of other things. If you want your vehicle to run efficiently and effectively, everything needs to work well together.

As a vehicle owner in Philadelphia, it’s okay not to know everything about how your car operates. There are experts and technicians for that! But you do need to understand that one thing can throw off a lot of other things. If look in your manual, you will see a lot of recommendations for a variety of different items. You’ll need to get an oil change every so often, based on your mileage, for example. You might notice that the transmission fluids need to get changed at 100,000 miles or so as well. When you see something about the timing belt, you also need to take notice.

The timing belt is just what it sounds like, something that helps the timing of your vehicle. If that belt is “off,” it’s like one thing going wrong in your body that can throw a lot of other things off. You need to make sure that belt doesn’t wear out or all sorts of things can go wrong. But how do you do that when you don’t know much about vehicles or how to check the timing belt? It’s simple enough, really.

First, pay attention to your owner’s manual. It is a wealth of information when it comes to how you need to treat your vehicle. If you don’t want to keep it on your car seat and look at it all the time, simply mark down certain mileages on a sheet that you can refer to from time to time. Mark down when you need to have oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and so on. It will be easy to see when you need a Philadelphia, PA timing belt replacement if you get it checked at the proper time.

Second, find an auto shop you can trust. If you visit on a regular basis for your oil changes and tune-up services, timing belt replacement won’t come as a surprise. Your trusted technicians can let you know when it is wearing down so you can prepare for timing belt replacement in the near future.

Finding that trusted auto shop is as simple as calling Schafer’s Auto Center for an appointment at 215-755-1270. You can trust that we won’t steer you wrong. We won’t tell you that you need timing belt replacement unless you really do! Our shop is located at 1924 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148 and we look forward to helping you out with your repair and tune-up needs.