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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome! Welcome to Bradshaw’s Auto repair Blog we have started this blog to educate our customers on the best way to keep your vehicles properly maintained. We will share real life car stories that we see at our shop to educate you on “Why” it happened and how you can take preventive action to make sure this doesn’t happen to you. Enjoy your time on our blog and feel free to contact us at anytime. Cheers

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Who needs a timing belt anyway?

Who needs a timing belt anyway?

Who needs a timing belt anyway? Not every vehicle is equipped with a timing belt, some vehicles have a timing chain. A timing belt engine has a timing belt that is made out of a rubber material similar to your serpentine drive belts. Timing chain engines use a metal chain rather than a rubber belt similar to a chain on a bicycle. Timing chain engines do not have a recommended replacement interval and generally will last the life of the engine or will start making a lot of noise before breaking. Timing belt engines do have a recommended replacement interval set by the manufacture generally between 90,000-105,000 mile intervals or every 8-10 year. We recently had a customers vehicle towed in for stalling while driving. The vehicle would not restart, engine cranks over but will not start and run. The customer explained that her mechanic neighbor friend replaced the timing belt over the weekend car ran beautifully all week until stalling and now won’t restart. Fast ... read more

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