The Transmission Control Unit (TCU) for a modern automatic transmission vehicle determines when your car’s engine needs to shift gears. This determination is calculated according to multiple inputs from: Increased Fuel Efficiency Reduced Emissions Improved Shifting Reliability Improved Vehicle Handling Improved Shift Feel Increased Shift Speed Some vehicles combine the TCU with the Engine Control … Continue reading What is a Transmission Control Unit?
In most cars manufactured today, the timing belt (cam belt) controls the opening and closing (timing) of the internal combustion engine’s valves. Previously, cars were manufactured with timing chains, and some still use chains today. Additionally, there are some automobile engines (VW Flat-4 Air Cooled, Toyota Straight-6 F Engine) that use gears to establish proper … Continue reading Exactly What is a Timing Belt? How to Determine if You Need A Timing Belt Service/Repair
A clutch that is properly maintained can last about 80,000 miles. On the other hand, if you abuse your Everett Audi Clutch, it can start to fail at around 35,000 miles. Common Problems The most common clutch failure is from worn friction material on the clutch disc. The friction material on a clutch disc is … Continue reading Common Problems With Audi Clutch’s
The importance of brake fluid is unquestionable! The specifics of this hydraulic fluid are equally important. Knowing the requirements and understanding the components of brake fluid can help you recognize problems with your car’s brake fluid. If you suspect any problems with your brake system, have a full inspection conducted by Everett Brake Service and … Continue reading Brake Fluids Specifications – Brake Service & Repair
The cooling system in your vehicle is essential to maintain the engine’s operation. If you do not provide routine scheduled Everett Land Rover Engine Coolant Service, the cooling system can fail. The result can be catastrophic damage to your car’s engine from overheating. What Color Should the Coolant Be in My Car? There is no … Continue reading Land Rover Engine Coolant Service
Like any vehicle, your Everett Mercedes requires regular routine maintenance and service to remain in peak operating condition. Many folks thing about oil as the primary fluid to monitor and change on a regular basis. While the oil is changed most frequently, there are a number of other fluids crucial to the operation of your … Continue reading Can I Put too Much Oil in My Car?: Everett Mercedes Service & Repair