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Did You Know?... Your Vehicle Has Many Parts Made of Rubber

Did You Know?... Your Vehicle Has Many Parts Made of Rubber

If you haven't noticed by now, many of your car's parts are made of rubber (and no, not just your tires). Extreme temperatures can be very tough on rubber-made parts, such as your belts, gaskets, door/window/hood/trunk seals, hoses, etc. Additionally, wet or moist roads can allow water and grime to collect on these parts. Loose debris can also lead to corrosion in your belts, seals, and hoses. If you notice any unusual signs such as leakages or slips, it could be more severe than you think. Below are the rubbery components in your car that require the proper care! Timing Belt The timing belt is a "toothed" rubber belt that allows the crankshaft to turn the camshaft. If it is slipping and sliding or looks damaged in any way, then your engine will not run efficiently. If it becomes completely detached, then your engine will not work at all! Make sure you have this special belt replaced every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Serpentine Belt The serpentine belt (also known as ... read more

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