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  • 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

  • PCV Valve Replacement

    Tuesday 03 June 2014

    Hello North Kansas City drivers, let’s talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil hangs out. These gases are about 70% unburned fuel. If the gases were allowed to stay in the crankcase, they would quickly contaminate the oil... read more

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