Sorted by Archive: July, 2014 ( 5 post/s)

  • Serpentine Belt Service At Northtown Auto Clinic In North Kansas City

    Tuesday 29 July 2014

    Don’t you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you’re zipping down a busy North Kansas City highway? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator – which charges the battery; the water pump – which cools the engine; the air conditioning and the power steering pump. All pretty critical parts. It is called a serpentine belt because it snakes around a bu... read more

  • Straight And True In North Kansas City: Wheel Alignment

    Wednesday 23 July 2014

    Most Kansas City folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles — that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive maintenance that may get overlooked by North Kansas City motorists is a periodic alignment inspection. Poor alignment causes tires to wear rapidly, unevenly or both. This means they will have to be replaced early, an... read more

  • Viva la Differential At Northtown Auto Clinic In North Kansas City

    Tuesday 15 July 2014

    There are a lot of North Kansas City people who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before.With front-wheel drive being so common in Missouri these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most North Kansas City folks don’t even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don’t need to be serviced for years, so it’s understandable that it’s not something on the top of mind. So... read more

  • Serpentine Belt Service At Northtown Auto Clinic In North Kansas City

    Thursday 10 July 2014

    If you’ve ever heard a squealing sound under your SUV hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. Your serpentine belt is a long belt that’s driven by your engine. It winds around several accessories that power important automotive systems in your SUV. Let’s go over them. First, the serpentine belt drives your air conditioning system. It spins the compressor that makes the cool air that takes the edge off the... read more

  • Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around North Kansas City

    Thursday 03 July 2014

    With high fuel prices in North Kansas City Missouri comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on AutoNetTV, is really great. Some is myth. And some is just designed to prey on North Kansas City Missouri people desperate to save some money on gas. When you get one of those e-mails that’s going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through. Does it really... read more

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