When you think about regular car maintenance, what comes to mind? Most people think of oil changes, tire rotations, and perhaps replacing the spark plugs. But there is another component of your car that often needs to be replaced at some point: the timing belt. Keep reading to learn more about the timing belt, its job, and when it needs to be replaced.
What is the timing belt?
The timing belt is a part of your car that ensures the valves and crankshaft within the car's engine operate at the same time in a synchronized manner.
If you have a vehicle that has been showing signs of problems with its transmission, you will want to do all you can to get it in the mechanic's shop right away. Of course, you may have experience with other people who have driven their vehicles while having active transmission problems and you might wonder why you shouldn't do the same. To help you understand why this is not a mechanical issue that you want to delay getting resolved, you will want to check out the following information.
Your windshield is one of the most used parts of your car, but you likely do not think about it very much at all, as long as it is in good condition and is doing its job properly. As soon as it becomes damaged or your visibility has been impaired, however, your windshield can suddenly represent a serious safety threat. Fortunately, there are a few simple things that you can do to protect your windshield from physical damage and to maintain your visibility at all times while driving.
If you have always wanted to hit the road and see the country, then you may want to consider getting your commercial drivers license or CDL. Commercial drivers licenses allow you to drive large trucks and transport certain goods for other companies. But, unlike your regular drivers license, there are a few different things that you have to do before you can get it. But what are those things? This article will take a closer look at a few ways that you can prepare to get your commercials drivers license.
Your truck's suspension is supposed to be reliable and stable. However, it is not invincible. Over time, the suspension will suffer wear and damage. You need to be able to recognize those signs of wear and tear so that you can have it repaired before it becomes disastrous on the road. Here are some of the things that you should be watching for.
How Does Your Truck Look?
If you look at your truck and it appears that one side is sitting lower than the other, that's a key indication that your suspension is starting to sag.