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1311 Commercial Avenue Oxnard, CA 93030

805-486-9025
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805-486-9025 | 1311 Commercial Avenue Oxnard, CA 93030

Avoid Car Trouble with a Belt Check

Avoid Car Trouble with a Belt Check

You may not see them, or know much about them, but engine belts are always working to keep your vehicle moving. Losing a belt can mean immediate trouble for the engine and a breakdown for you. To avoid being stranded, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists review the owner's manual to ensure that belts are inspected and replaced at the proper intervals.

A vehicle's belts are essential to the cooling, air conditioning and charging systems of the engine. Serpentine belts are used to turn the water pump, alternator, power steering and air-conditioning compressor. Older cars use V-belts for various accessories.

Always check serpentine and V-belts for looseness and their overall condition. Replace V-belts when cracked, frayed, glazed or showing signs of excessive wear. Noise in the belt system is a sign of wear and the smell of burnt rubber can indicate a slipping belt. When changing a serpentine belt, it is important to check all the components in the serpentine system as tensioners and pulleys wear at the same rate as the belt and should be inspected.

Typical serpentine belt replacement is 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Typical V-belt replacement is 40,000 to 50,000 miles. Replace timing belt per interval specified in the owner's manual.

"Why risk being stranded when a bad belt can be diagnosed with simple routine maintenance?" asked Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "Inspecting and replacing belts as specified in your owner's manual will help you avoid the hassle and expense of a sudden breakdown."

Source: Car Care Council

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Testimonials

, 08/19/2016
Mike is a honest, hard working, and A family man. When I first moved to Oxnard From Santa Cruz. I had no idea who to take my old ford ranger truck to. Hard to find a good mechanic in the area. i took it to Titos. He replaced radiator, water pump, and thermostat for a great price. 6 mo. Later the water pump went out on me, and he replaced it free of charge. All his parts are under warranty. Then a hose broke and I thought my truck was done. Came back again it was only $50. Mike is a Solid guy. doesn't try to rip u off, and way cheaper than going to a dealership.He tells you exactly what's wrong, and doesn't try to fix things that aren't necessary. I took it to marios across the street and they told me I had a cracked head gasket(1800) and that wasn't including rad, pump, stat. Took it to Mike and said they were lying n there was no cracked head. He told me if I ever have problems to come see him. Thanks Mike! His team were very nice too. A++ FIVE STARZ. Highly recommend.
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