Modesto Auto Repair

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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Serpentine Belt Service at Auto & Fleet Mechanic in Modesto

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Modesto 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 components. Serpentine belts are amazingly tough. They can last for years and go long distances. Like all moving parts, however, they eventually wear out. If your belt breaks while you are driving around Modesto, everything will come to a halt within minutes. You need to stop the vehicle immediately or it will overheat, potentially causing engine damage. You can be sure that it won't happen at a convenient time or place. (As if there was a convenient time or place!) You might even need to get your veh ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your CA Driving

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Modesto knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Modesto area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and trunk. I think my car has about 45 pounds of french fries on the floor.All that extra weight wastes gas as you drive between here and there, and everywhere else.Lose the junk and save some money....And you really only need one of those spare tires. Auto & Fleet Mechanic 5160 Pentecost Dr. #C Modesto, CA 95356 209-543-7575 http://autoandfleetmechanic.com

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Fuel System
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