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Drive belts: When to change them and problems to look for

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

One of the important things to maintain on your vehicle are the drive belts, which include v-belts, timing belts, and serpentine belts. Drive belts surround a lot of engine parts, like water pumps, alternators and crankshafts. Depending on the vehicle, you may also see them around power steering pumps and ac compressors. These belts ensure that engine components are operating …

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Michelin X-Ice Snow Tire: A reliable winter tire

In Tires & Wheels by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Winter weather in Virginia can vary each year. Sometimes, we will see less than an inch. At other times, it covers our yards and roads like a large blanket. Certain parts of the state and country see more snow, especially higher elevations. If you live in one of these areas, you may want to consider purchasing a set of winter …