The timing belt is an internal engine component that rotates the engine's cam and crankshaft in sync and ensures each cylinder fires at the appropriate time. The timing belt is located under a timing cover and is in the front of the engine. It's commonly manufactured out of high-quality rubber with nylon-reinforced cords inside to extend the life of the b...

TPMS, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, is an electronic system to monitor the air pressure inside a tire. Why Is TPMS Necessary? To help drivers recognize the importance of tire pressure safety and maintenance, Congress passed theTREADAct, which requires most vehicles made in 2006-07 and ALL made thereafter to be TPMS equipped. How Does ...

  While you can’t make your car last forever, there are a number of things you can do to help it last as long as possible. Keep Up with Oil Changes Check All Your Fluids Regularly Change Out the Air Filter Don’t Put Off Necessary Repairs Keep Your Car Clean  Protect it ...

The ECU is your car's main computer The engine control unit (ECU), also commonly referred to as the engine control module (ECM) or powertrain control module (PCM), is one of the most important components found on virtually all modern vehicles. It essentially functions as the main computer for many of the vehicle's engine performance...

TIP 1 Check Inflation 90% of tire problems stem from under inflation especially if you have low profile tires you can visually tell if the tire is under inflated. So have them check at least once every month. And any time you have a tire deflation, it slowly deflates even without you noticing w...

Auto Repair Safety by Larry Carley copyright 2019 AA1Car.com Doing your own auto repair work can save you money, but it can also be dirty, dangerous work. The following tips are provided to help you avoid the dangers of auto repair so you don't injure yourself or someone else. Most of these tips are common sense warnings, but ther...