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Ask Top Tech Auto Repair Clawson: 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

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

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

Smooth Shifting in Clawson, Michigan: Transmission Service

So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is somethi... Read More

The Top Tech Auto Repair Clawson Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

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

Automotive Tips from Top Tech Auto Repair Clawson: 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 Clawson.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing bel... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Clawson

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Clawson drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission wi... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Top Tech Auto Repair Clawson in Clawson

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

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Top Tech Auto Repair Clawson

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Clawson. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better understan... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Top Tech Auto Repair Clawson in Clawson

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gea... Read More

Automotive Tips from Top Tech Auto Repair Clawson: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Clawson drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expen... Read More

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