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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Whitehall: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

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 Whitehall.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Whitehall: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Whitehall 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 exp... Read More

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

Any Whitehall 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 Whitehall residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of th... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Whitehall

Your browser does not support the video tag. When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Whitehall drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Whitehall: Timing Belt Overview

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 Whitehall. The timing belt’s important jo... Read More

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

Your browser does not support the video tag. Knowing how their engine works can help Whitehall drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Ins... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Whitehall in Whitehall

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... Read More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Whitehall: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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... Read More

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