Tag: maintenance

Car Belts and What They Do

There are various belts on your car that perform important functions, and it’s important to know the difference so you can identify problems. Here’s a quick rundown of car belts and what they do: The most important belt is the serpentine belt, which has actually replaced most of the belts that used to exist in cars. If you have an older vehicle, you might have a power steering belt and others for various other purposes, but newer cars will have a serpentine belt and sometimes a timing belt. The serpentine belt connects the engine to front-mounted accessories. It’s stretched around several points to form V-shapes which provide more compact with…




Winter Car Maintenance Tips: Being Prepared for the Cold

With cold winter temperatures on the way, we at Lincoln of Troy have put together some last minute winter car maintenance tips to help keep your vehicle in good condition. The most important thing you can do is check your car for any minor problems and fix them now. Cold weather tends to be harder on cars, and a little problem can turn into a big problem fast. If you notice any pings, rough idling, or hard starts, have it checked out right away. Tip number two is to flush your coolant. Most people forget to do this because you technically only need it done every two years. According to CareCare.org,…