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Why do your belts squeal at you?

Why do your belts squeal at you?

There are many different types of belts on vehicles today.  The older term for the belts we are discussing is “fan belts” or “V belts” as three or more v shaped belts moved fans etc. in the engine.  Today the belts are called “serpentine belts” as they serpentine around many different pullies.  A good generic term to use now is a “drive belt” which covers all the different types. Drive belts rely on friction to do their job, so if it is slipping it will squeal.  This also tells you it is not doing its job.  As you will see in the pictures one belt is cracked.  This tells us the rubber is old, brittle, it will brake soon and needs to be replaced.  The other pic shows a new belt that will grab the pullies turning them instead of slipping.  Loss of friction can be caused for many reasons and should be taken to a reputable shop to identify what is causing it to slip, yet one of the most common causes o ... read more

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Belts

How often should you get your vehicle serviced in Rexburg Idaho?

How often should you get your vehicle serviced in Rexburg Idaho?

A question that is frequently asked, how often should you go in for car maintenance in Rexburg? This is a similar question to what kind of gas should you use? It really depends on the car but there are some generalities we can talk about.  Our first tip for maintaining your car here in Rexburg Idaho is knowing the recommended maintenance schedule for your specific car. Each car manual has recommendations for oil changes, fluid changes, brake checks, and more. The factories put these recommendations together so you know what to do to keep your car lasting a long time. Nowadays, the cars themselves have ways of telling you some of the regular maintenance that needs to be performed. They can tell you about oil life, tire pressure, component inspections, and different fluid levels. These maintenance reminder systems only occur in newer vehicles and if your car has one of these systems, trust it and make those appointments. If your car doesn’t have one of these systems, it probab ... read more

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Maintenance
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