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  • Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

    Sunday 29 July 2018

    Modern vehicles in and around KANSAS CITY run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for KANSAS CITY drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This really strains your electrical system, making it hard for the battery to keep up. Think about it: electric seats, seat heaters, power locks windows and sun roofs. And then us MO drivers have all the... read more

  • Timing Belt

    Monday 19 February 2018

    Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head. The head contains the valves. There's at least one valve that lets the fresh air into the cylinder. This air, mixed with fuel, burns to create power. Then another valve or two will open to allow the... read more

  • Timing Belt Replacement in KANSAS CITY

    Thursday 28 September 2017

    Today we want to talk to KANSAS CITY drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken – and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even though timing belt replacement is scheduled in the owner's manual, it's not the kind of thing that most KANSAS CITY area auto owners remember because it's not well understood.Let's review what a timing... read more

  • Serpentine Belt Service at The Muffler Doctor in KANSAS CITY

    Monday 13 February 2017

    Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy KANSAS CITY road? 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 are pretty important parts. It is called a serpentine belt because it snakes around a bunch of engine co... read more

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