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Automotive Tips from Palker Automotive: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

Video: 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 Brook Park.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timin... Read More

Ask Palker Automotive: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

Video: 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 battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which c... Read More

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

Video: Any Brook Park 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 for Brook Park residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is... Read More

Automotive Tips from Palker Automotive: Timing Belt Overview

Video: 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 Brook Park. The timing belt’s important j... Read More

The Palker Automotive Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Video: Most cars and trucks have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Brook Park drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Brook Park. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Palker Automotive in Brook Park

Video: 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

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