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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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Useful Facts About Blind-Spot Monitors

Driving in Belle Plaine, IA can be a challenge, even on the best days. At Thys Motor Company, we have seen the results when drivers check/don't check their blind spots at just the wrong moment. Blind-spot monitors can help to minimize and even eliminate this danger. Some useful facts to keep in mind.

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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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