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Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Port Orange Drivers

Knowing how their engine works can help Port Orange 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. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down... Read More

Ask Tuffy Port Orange: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

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 co... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Port Orange: 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 Port Orange.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing... Read More

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