When to replace these parts of your engine!

Hello and welcome to Dignity Repairs website & blog. As many people know vehicle maintenance can be a tricky art sometimes. It can also be expensive to keep your vehicle (baby) in good shape.  In today’s blog we are going to discuss some signs that you need to have parts of your vehicle replaced.

Drive Belt

Replacing a Drive Belt

A drive belt is the rubber belt that connects and loops around pulleys on the your car’s engine and is located at the front of the engine. This also controls other aspects of the vehicle such as the cooling system and battery charging.

When does it need replacing? Either you will hear noises from it telling you to replace it. Or you will see the Drive Belt loosening or with cracks on it. Those are all good signs that you probably should replace your Drive Belt.

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Alternator & Battery

When does your Alternator & Battery need replacing? If your car is not turning over or your accessories are not powering on. Chances are the Alternator Battery is the culprit and it is time to replace it.

What is the alternator? The Alternator works with your battery to power parts of your vehicle. The alternator is found near the front of the engine.

What is the battery? The battery is a large black box found at the front of your vehicle engine. It is connected to positive and negative terminals.

 

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Brake pads

When do your Brake pads need replacing? If you hear a squeal when you apply your breaks. It is time to replace your break pads.

What are the break pads? The break pads are the part of the vehicle which apply frictional force to bring your car to a stop. In warning there is a squealing sound when you apply the breaks and the pads are worn down.

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