Yearly Archives: 2022

5 Signs and Symptoms of a Failing Timing Belt

5 Signs and Symptoms of a Failing Timing Belt

5 Signs and Symptoms of a Failing Timing BeltReplace your Timing Belt before you have to Replace an Engine Rusty’s Garage Auto Care, in the Woodlands, TX specializes in a variety of automotive repair services, including timing belt issues. This belt is responsible for linking the camshaft to the crankshaft, ensuring that the timing of each component is copesetic. However, as this component is put under a lot of strain routinely, it does need to be replaced from time to time. While it can be hard to set a watch to when a replacement is necessary, keep in mind that there are at least five signs and symptoms of a failing timing belt. Dropping Oil Pressure One of the worst things that can happen if your belt fails is for the oil pressure in the engine to drop. If you notice a sudden drop in oil pressure, then immediately pull over and turn the vehicle off because it can cause a total engine failure, which is only remedied throug ... read more

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Dashboard Warning Lights

Dashboard Warning Lights

It's a busy weekday morning. You barely get out the door in time, and when you get to the car, start the ignition, and a dashboard warning light comes on- the check engine light. Uh-oh. The check engine light is probably every driver's most hated warning light. It gives no details about what's wrong, and the list of potential problems goes on and on, ranging from minor malfunctions to costly problems. NOTE: If your check engine light comes on and is flashing, this indicates a serious problem and you should get to the nearest auto repair facility immediately. Top 3 Most Common Causes of the Check Engine Light 1.  Oxygen Sensor: The oxygen sensors in your car helps determine how much fuel you burn. A defective oxygen sensor effects mileage calculation and leads to a decrease in fuel economy.  While oxygen sensors are a relatively easy and inexpensive part to replace, failing to replace them in time can eventually destroy your catalytic convert ... read more

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