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Automotive Tips from Darrell's Firestone: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Farmington .An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timi... Read More

Farmington Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Farmington driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Farmington residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example o... Read More

Automotive Tips from Darrell's Firestone: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Farmington drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more e... Read More

The Darrell's Firestone Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Your browser does not support the video tag. Most cars and trucks have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Farmington drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Farmington . You started out in a lower gear and sh... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Darrell's Firestone

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Farmington and at the same time are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological a... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Farmington

Your browser does not support the video tag. When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Farmington drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service i... Read More

Automotive Tips from Darrell's Firestone: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Farmington . The timing belt’s important ... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Farmington Drivers

Knowing how their engine works can help Farmington drivers make informed decisions about car care and prevent pricey repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts. An engine’s power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston th... Read More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Farmington

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine, has to ... Read More

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