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Functions of the Timing Belt

Without the timing belt in your car, the crankshaft and the valves wouldn't have the proper communication between them to keep them operating as they should. The valves are operated by the camshaft. This part allows the air and the gas in your vehicle to escape.

Pistons are moved in an up and down motion by the crankshaft. These systems operate in conjunction because of the timing belt. If the timing belt fails, then the timing could lag for one or both parts. This could result in not being able to drive your vehicle in Brenham.

 

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The Exhaust And Muffler Silence The Engine And Clean The Exhaust

The purpose of the  exhaust system is to silence the sound of the engine and filter some of the harmful gases produced when burning fuel. 

The basic exhaust system consists of these parts:

  • Exhaust manifold

The manifold bolts onto the engine head and receives exhaust gases directly from the engine.

  • Downpipe

The downpipe comes next, and it typically holds the O2 sensors.

  • O2 Sensors

O2 sensors measure oxygen levels exiting the engine for efficiency and emissions purposes.

  • Catalytic converter

The catalytic converter is an exhaust filter that has a honeycomb-shaped structure inside.

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What is a Differential? A Quick Guide

Hyundai of Brenham knows that the differential on your vehicle is a part that you may not think about often. Drivers in Brenham, TX should understand the purpose of a vehicle differential. Here is a quick look at this important car part.

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Common Transmission Problems

Transmissions are a necessary component of a vehicle’s powertrain setup. They control how much power is generated, where it is dispersed and keeps other engine components lubricated. When a transmission experiences a breakdown, it can be devastating. Ensuring you are prepared for common transmission problems is key for adequate planning.

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The Benefits of Tire Inspection

Blowouts occur when the tires on your vehicle experience damage or are put under unnecessary stress. They can cause serious accidents and lead to costly repairs. Luckily, this issue is easy to avoid with regular inspections.

During a tire inspection, every aspect of your tires is put under scrutiny. The process involves checking the pressure to ensure that your vehicle is ready for the road. The quality of the treads and the overall condition of the tires are also examined. To make sure that the whole tire is durable, it's important to take a look at both sides.

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Do Your Brake Pedals Need Replacing?

With the high cost of vehicles today, we want our vehicles to last as long as possible. This requires good maintenance on important parts like your brakes. Stop at Hyundai of Brenham if you think your brake pedals need work or if you just want us to check them out. Our trained staff is always available to cover all your concerns.

Stop at our shop or call us for an appointment. We want to help you keep your vehicle running as smoothly and as long as possible.

 

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Let's Compare Front-Wheel Drive and Rear-Wheel Drive

We know that informed car buyers are more likely to choose the right car for their preferences and needs. Being better informed about the difference between front-wheel and rear-wheel drive can help you make a better decision about your next car.

First, let's define these two transmission setups. Front-wheel drive applies power from the engine to the car's front wheels. This setup creates a pulling force. Rear-wheel drive applies the engine's power to the auto's back wheels, thereby creating a pushing force. Cost-conscious drivers often choose front-wheel drive because it is...

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Power-Train Warranty Versus Bumper-To-Bumper: What You Should Know

Purchasing a new vehicle is usually the largest purchase, after a home, that a person is likely to make. As such you want to be as well informed about the type of vehicle you are buying, including what it is worth, what features you desire, and whether you will be buying new or pre-owned. It can be easy to forget when researching all of this information that you also need to consider the type of warranty your vehicle comes with and whether or not it is appropriate for you.

There are two main types of warranties usually offered with a…

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What Do You Know about Your Timing Belt?

They say timing in life is everything, and when it comes to safe driving, a timing belt that's in good condition is vital to safely operating your vehicle. The timing belt in your car enables the camshaft and crankshaft to turn in a synchronized movement, without which your car would come to a complete stop. Without help from the timing belt, your engine simply won't keep running.

To avoid becoming stranded at the most inopportune time, ask one of the expert mechanics in our service center to check your maintenance records to see if the timing belt needs…

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Are Your Headlights in Quality Shape?

Bright headlights not only light the way for you at night but ensure that you stay safe by ensuring your visibility. If they’re not illuminating the road like you think they should, an easy solution is to have the bulb changed. A technician can check out the other bulbs on your vehicle at the same time.

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