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What is the Purpose of a Timing Belt?

At Betterway Sales & Leasing, we want you to understand how your vehicle functions so that you can keep it in optimal condition. A timing belt is a critical component that helps the camshaft and crankshaft turn properly. When a timing belt malfunctions, it can cause the engine to shut down and can result in costly repairs if damage occurs to the engine. Read further to learn more about your vehicle's timing belt.

To keep your car running smoothly, its timing belt should be serviced on a regular schedule. Although you should reference your vehicle's manual, most automobiles 

 

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Routine Suspension Maintenance


Routine maintenance is a part of keeping up with a vehicle that you own. There are some minor issues that can be addressed now that will prevent you having to invest in a large and expensive repair later on down the road. If you are having problems with your suspension then there are a number of signs that you might be able to spot ahead of needing a big overhaul of your vehicle. Some of these signs can include:
  • A rough ride on a variety of road conditions. If you are on smooth pavement and notice that the ride feels…
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Understanding Tire Ratings

A truck that is regularly driven off road needs to have different tires than a sedan that commutes long miles on the highway or in the city. Being able to read the ratings on the side of a tire can help you select one that is the right size and has the features you need in Stoney Creek, ON.

If your vehicle carries heavy loads, making sure that your tires have an adequate load index is important. A P will be shown for tires intended for passenger cars, and those meant for trucks will be labeled with an LT. Tires…

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Simple Guide for Towing Another Vehicle Safely

Don't risk having a breakdown on the highway because you didn't follow these simple towing safety tips. If you follow this checklist, you'll reduce the chance of troubles when towing.

Once the heaviest items are loaded on the trailer, test the tire pressure. Wait for a few minutes to make sure the pressure stays the same, the last thing you want is to lose air on the road and experience a blowout when you are miles away from the safety of your driveway.

Make certain you distribute the weight evenly on the trailer so there's no…
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The Importance of Labels in a Tailgating Event

When going on a tailgating event, one thing you are going to need is a set of labels. One of the reasons behind this is that this can make things a lot easier to find. It is also easier to get organized with labels.

One example of a label is one for a cooler that you are going to put beer in. Once you decide on the cooler you are going to use for beer in, then you can use a label for beer. If there are going to be children in the tailgating party, then you might want to…

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Why Buy A Hatchback?

Have you ever been busy running around town and basically had to stuff your trunk full of items? Maybe you have your kid's sporting equipment in the trunk. Then you add on grocery bags, shopping bags, packages and much more. Before you know it, you have no idea what is in the very back of your vehicle. If you lead a busy lifestyle and need great cargo space with practical access, think about purchasing or leasing a vehicle with a hatchback. Not only do you get a ton of room with a hatchback, but a hatchback vehicle also provides…
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Back-to-School Service Time for Your Car

You undoubtedly have a long list of tasks to get done in anticipation of your children going back to school. On that list should be scheduling seasonal service for your car.

Seasonal service is vital when it comes to keeping your care in optimal condition. Seasonal service ensures that everything from your engine to your tires are performing at their peak.

When it a car is performing at its peak, it is a safer running vehicle. You obviously want to be certain that your car is the safest condition as possible, particularly when you will be hauling your children to…

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A Look at an Auto Backup Camera

One of the dangerous maneuvers a motorist makes is backing up. When backing up a motorist runs the very real risk of colliding with another vehicle, an object, or even a pedestrian. A backup camera is a safety device that markedly reduces the risk of a collision of any type when backing up.

A back up camera, also known as a reversing camera, is mounted at the rear of a vehicle. When the car is put in reverse, a backup camera transmits video of what is behind the vehicle onto a screen located on the dashboard....

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It's Always Car Cover Season!

In our continued commitment to inform every driver who uses our site, we offer some important comments today about car covers.

The world needs more car covers. You probably did not expect to read that statement today, but it's true. We see enough automotive wear and tear at our dealership to know that, if you use a car cover on your beloved automobile, you will get a better return on its initial price. Consider the things that can damage your car, truck or SUV's exterior and interior. They include frozen precipitation, the Sun's rays, bird droppings and…

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What to Take with You When You Take Your Vehicle Off-Road

When you are heading out on an off-road adventure, you need to be prepared for all that is to come. Betterway Sales & Leasing wants to make sure that you know just what you should take with you so that you can stay safe and have a good experience.

Make sure that you have a full size spare tire when you when you head off-road. You never know when you might need this and you must have it at the ready. Another important item to have...

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