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Automotive Tips from Top Lube Center: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

Video: 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 Commerce.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing ... Read More

Smooth Shifting in Commerce, Michigan: Transmission Service

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 u... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Top Lube Center in Commerce

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 trans... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Top Lube Center in Commerce

Video: 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

Ask Top Lube Center: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. 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... Read More

Automotive Tips from Top Lube Center: Timing Belt Overview

Video: In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Commerce. The timing belt’s important job... Read More

Professional Auto Maintenance at Top Lube Center: Timing Belt Overview

Video: In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute. The timing belt’s essential job is to make sure that all of this hap... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Commerce Drivers

Video: Knowing how their engine works can help Commerce motorists make informed decisions about car care and prevent expensive 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 ... Read More

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