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Signs of an Eroded Timing Belt

The timing belt is a rubber belt, sometimes made of metal, that keeps vital engine components moving at optimal timing. Our Belle Plaine, IA Thys Motor Company service techs tell us that most timing belts require replacement every 60,000 miles or less. Why?

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What Is ASE Certification & Why Is It Important?

Have you been to a mechanic and wondered about their experience? Whenever you visit any service department or vehicle repair shop, you should look for the ASE certification logo. This blue certification symbolizes that the mechanic is an expert in auto repairs and has passed a specialty exam in order to receive this certification.

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A Transfer Case Takes Your Car from FWD to 4WD

Drivers in Belle Plaine, IA are familiar with front-wheel-drive, rear-wheel-drive, and four-wheel-drive, but they most likely do not know anything about a transfer case. Most cars have an FWD system, but some can go from an FWD to having 4WD capabilities. A transfer case is necessary to make this happen.

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Differential Traction and Protection

All vehicle manufacturers utilize differentials as a method of protecting your vehicle while providing adequate traction when you’re zooming around turns. A few different types of differentials are used, and the one you have will be determined by the kind of performance your vehicle provides.

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Get Additional Repair Coverage with Mopar Vehicle Protection

Buying or leasing a new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, or Fiat is exciting. If your vehicle breaks down, the last thing you want to do is pay the expensive cost of repairs. The Mopar Vehicle Protection Plan gives you peace-of-mind knowing that it covers the cost of vehicle repairs that your factory warranty may not cover. Thys Motor Company in Belle Plaine, IA can provide repair services approved by Mopar.

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The Importance of Gaskets

Vehicles are incredibly complex machines. Here at Thys Motor Company, we want to help our customers gain a better understanding of how they work. Gaskets are an important part of the vehicle that are rarely mentioned unless there is a problem. So what do they do?

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When It's Time for Headlight Restoration

When you're driving, you might not pay much attention to the condition of your headlights as long as you're still able to see the road at night. There are a few signs that you might notice if there are issues with the lights or if they need to be cleaned by someone at Thys Motor Company.

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Cabin and Engine Air Filters 101

Keeping your vehicle maintained is essential, and we can help at Thys Motor Company in Belle Plaine, IA. Your car has a cabin air filter and engine air filter, and both play an integral role in helping your vehicle stay in optimal condition. Let's find out more about cabin and engine air filters.

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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

The correct engine specifications for your car as well as temperature determine the correct oil viscosity. Viscosity just means the thickness of the fluid. If the oil is too thin, it won’t lubricate the moving parts as well as it should. When it’s too thick, it can overwork the engine.

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