If you hear chirp or squeal sounds when driving your car you can suspect that the engine belts are not working correctly. Faulty belts reduce engine transmission power, have steering and other problems. Most modern cars have just one or two belts. There are mainly 3 kinds of belts: fan belt, alternator belt and serpentine belt. The serpentine belt is a single continuous belt that drives accessories installed on the engine such as the alternator, power steering pump, water pump and air conditioner compressor. This belt is supported by an idler pulley or spring loaded tensioner to keep drivers from slipping. The timing belt is located outside the engine but is routed over multiple gears for engines with multiple camshafts. This belt is easy to manufacture and assemble as it does not require oil for lubrication. The normal replacement period is between 60,000 to 100,000 miles.
Engine cooling parts are often taken for granted. A vehicle’s cooling system prevents the engine from overheating by absorbing heat and transferring it to the air via the car radiator. Engine cooling parts include the auto radiator, water pump, coolant reservoir and coolant temperature sensor. Every vehicle has a recommended period for replacement of the coolant. Typically every radiator has a central core of fins and tubes, an inlet tank and an outlet tank. Most radiators have aluminium cores with plastic or aluminium tanks. The coolant flows from the engine through the core tubes where the fins absorb the heat and transfer it to the air. The most common problem in aluminium radiators is leakage due to a worn gasket or corrosion.
How do you fix or replace timing belts? The timing belt kit provides you with all the required accessories for replacement of a timing belt. It comes with belts, tensioners and idler pulleys. Timing belts help synchronise the movement of the engine’s valves and pistons. When this synchronisation breaks it can lead to larger issues of the engine related to pistons, cylinders etc. Make sure you check the timing belt at regular intervals to avoid such problems.
Is your vehicle getting overheated? Overheating of your car engine is dangerous for your car and indicates failure of the cooling system. Your car’s cooling system can fail due to failure of the radiator. It is useful to know how to fix a leaky radiator. Clogging of the cooling fins or leaks in a radiator can lead to overheating of the engine. Cooling system parts include radiators, fan clutches, water pumps, coolant recovery tanks, thermostats, radiator fan switches, motors, hoses and clamps. Oil also acts as a coolant and carries away some of the heat from the parts.
When replacing parts of the car engine never compromise on quality and the best brands. There are many popular brands and manufacturers of belts. Bosch, Dorman, Hayden, Delphi, Acdelco, Beck Arnley and Denso are some of the more widely known companies. Gates, Dayco and Gatorback are specifically known for their belts. Goodyear is known for serpentine belts.
There are several popular brands and manufacturers of coolants and cooling system parts. Some of the renowned brands are Bosch, Dorman, Hayden, Delphi, Acdelco, Beck Arnley and Denso are some of the more widely known companies. Exedy is known for clutches, Fel-pro is known for its gaskets, while Bosch and Carter are known for fuel pumps. Radiators are manufactured by Koyorad and Flex a lite.