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As ASE-certified master auto technicians, we know quite a bit about vehicles. Find answers to some of the most common questions our customers ask us here on the blog.

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When Should I Get a Timing Belt Replacement?

When Should I Get a Timing Belt Replacement?

Although it is not always possible to prevent timing belt failure before it occurs, understanding signs of wear can help you replace your timing belt proactively. Most manufacturers recommend you replace your vehicle’s timing belt replace every 60,000 to 100,000 miles.

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Is My Water Pump Going Bad In My Car?

Is My Water Pump Going Bad In My Car?

There are some parts of a vehicle that you can wait to replace, but a water pump is not one of those parts. When it fails, it needs to be replaced immediately. An overheating engine, leaking coolant, rust, steam, and noise are all symptoms of a bad water pump.

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Why Are My Brakes Squealing?

Why Are My Brakes Squealing?

Squealing brakes usually mean your brake pads have worn out. A burning smell, spongy feel, and wobble/vibration all point to other problems with your brakes. Here are the 5 most common brake diagnostics.

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6 Signs Your Transmission May Need Repair

6 Signs Your Transmission May Need Repair

The sad fact about automatic transmissions is that they work great most of the time, but when they act up, 90% of the time it means there are internal issues you can’t fix in the driveway. If it’s serious, you’ll probably need your transmission replaced.

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