Hiss, Squeak! Changing Your Car's Serpentine Belt

You're driving down the road when you suddenly hear a loud squealing noise. In many cases, this means that your vehicle's serpentine belt has either rotted, cracked, or come loose. While your car might still be driving just fine, the serpentine belt is actually an integral part of how your motor works, and if it's bad it should be replaced as soon as possible. Rather than shell out a lot of money to the local mechanic, find out how you can change your belt out at home yourself.

Repairing Your Vintage Volkswagen Bug and How It Differs from More Recent Bug Models

When Volkswagen first put the Beetle, or Bug, car on the market in the sixties and seventies, German engineers put the engine in the trunk and the trunk where the engine was. Americans thought this a very strange thing to do, but responded positively to the little car nonetheless. With the presentation of the "Herbie, the Love Bug" movies, more Americans became interested, despite its unusual design. The one major problem with putting the engine in the trunk area of the car is that the engine was smaller and required frequent repairs.

Car Problems: Find Out If It's Your Throttle Body & Deal With It

The throttle body helps your vehicle control the amount of air that goes into your engine. That means that the throttle body is responsible for things like your speed, idling, and overall performance, so it can really affect you when it goes wrong. This guide will help you identify some symptoms and help you fix the problem. Symptoms Of A Dirty Throttle Body There are several signs of a dirty throttle body, and hopefully the following can help you confirm your issue:

Is Your Car Ready For A Long Family Car Trip This Summer?

Long car trips are a part of a grand tradition in the world of family vacations. Of course, fun on the open road can easily turn into an epic disaster if you fail to prepare. Before you leave with the kids, follow these packing and maintenance tips to get your car ready for the journey. Perform Regular Car Maintenance Before you embark on your long car ride, take your vehicle to an auto repair shop like Soundside Automotive for a tune-up and inspection.

3 Signs That There's Something Wrong With Your Transmission Fluid

As you probably already know, your vehicle's transmission is one of its most important parts. For it to run properly, however, you have to make sure that there is enough transmission fluid and that the transmission fluid is in good shape. Luckily, there are a few things that you can look for if you are afraid that there is something wrong with your transmission fluid. These are a few signs that you might need to have your transmission fluid looked at; for example, you might need to add more, have it flushed or have a transmission fluid leak repaired: