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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Timing Belt

How the timing belt works: The timing belt is part of most internal combustion engines.  It synchronizes the engine’s functions. The timing belt is made from rubber. It controls the rotation of the camshaft and crankshaft and the opening and closing of the engine’s many valves to allow air and gas in and out, which causes the fuel to ignite in the combustion chamber. During this explosion, the valves push the pistons down.  Sometimes when the timing belt breaks, the valves, will open at the wrong time and hit the larger pistons and cause damage. The timing belt maintenance is crucial in the operation of the vehicle.     When to replace the timing belt? Unfortunately, the timing belt isn’t visible without removal of parts so inspecting the belt isn’t done routinely.  Knowing if the timing belt is in good health is difficult so in many cases, it will just break. That’s why highly rated auto mechanics recommend replacing it e ... read more

Maintenance Tips

Keeping your vehicle in optimum operating order by regularly maintaining your vehicle may be the link to minimal breakdowns. All brands, Acura, Honda, Lexus, Toyota, Infiniti, Nissan, Hyundai, GM, Cadillac, Ford, Dodge, Audi, Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes.....all need to be maintained in order to prolong vehicle life. Regular oil changes & tire pressure maintenance should be done between 3-6 month intervals. Efficient repair shops will constantly inspect the other fluids to keep the fluid breakdown to a minimum. Pearl City Auto Works is an Aiea repair shop that will be on the lookout for these services for our valued customers.    Vehicles with warning lights on in the dash should be brought into the shop immediately. Check engine lights are an indicator that something is going on with the mechanical operations. If the check engine light is blinking, vehicles need to be driven to a safe area & possibly towed into the repair shop. Airbag lights are indicating an error in ... read more

Optimum Performance & Mileage from Tire Maintenance

When you maintain proper tire pressure, you ensure that you’ll get more life of your tires. On the other hand, improper tire inflation may result in premature wear. Tire replacement can be costly & unnecessary if proper maintenance is performed. How Often Should You Check Tire Pressure? You should check tire pressure at least once a month. Make it part of your monthly maintenance because on average, tires lose approximately 1 pound per square inch (PSI) of tire pressure every month. Pearl City Auto Works will happily inspect tire pressure at any maintenance service or by calling in to request tire pressure service. Tire pressure can also change drastically in winter temperatures. For every 10 degrees Fahrenheit change in ambient temperature, tire pressure will change by approximately 1 PSI. So, check your tires when your vehicle is cold. Inputting the proper PSI is also essential to performance. The proper PSI is located on the side wall of the tire. Use a tire inflator wi ... read more

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