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What is a Timing Belt? A Short, Detailed Explanation

When people discover they need a new timing belt after bringing their car to our McDaniel GM Superstore service department, they're often perplexed. "What is a timing belt?" they ask us. Here's your detailed but basic explanation.

Timing Belts 101

A timing belt is a rubber belt that synchronizes the movements of key engine components, namely the camshaft and the crankshaft. Like a bike chain, the timing belt interlocks with cogwheels on camshafts and the crankshaft. Failure of engine parts to synchronize may result in loss of power or interior engine damage, called an interference engine

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What To Do When You Receive A Recall In The Mail

Did you receive a letter in the mail notifying you that your car has a manufacturer recall? Don't worry, it's nothing serious, but you will want to have it repaired at an authorized dealership as soon as possible.

So, What Exactly Is A Manufacturer Recall?

A recall is when the vehicle manufacturer finds a flaw or safety issue with a specific model and year, and that usually means all vehicles of the same model and year are issued for recall. The typical recall 

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What is Brake fluid?

Many people have always asked themselves how a car stops when they step on the brake pedal. Well, the braking system's whole concept is ever made possible by the transfer of force applied to the system into pressure made possible by the use of the brake fluid. Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that helps increase the pressure that makes the braking force effective.

The brake fluid will always convert the applied force into the needed pressure that will move to the rear and front tires, making the vehicle stop. 

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