If you drive a car, truck, or SUV with a manual transmission, you may have heard the term “pilot bearing” or “pilot bushing” before. At Westerville Automotive in Westerville, we know that the first step to keeping your vehicle maintained is knowing something about how it works. Here’s some helpful information on the pilot bearing, and how to know if yours needs to be replaced.
If you're prepping to go on a road trip, you need to be sure that your vehicle is ready for the journey. An unmaintained vehicle could be the difference between a good trip and a trip that goes south really quickly. Here at Westerville Automotive, we want to remind you of some things to do so you and your vehicle are ready for the road.
1. Get a Pre-Trip Mechanical Inspection - Is it overkill to have a technician give your car a pre-trip once over? Not if it saves you from disaster on the road, and we'd rather be safe than sorry. Here at Westerville Automotive, our mechanics should be able to identify any significant components that are on their last legs. Even if your car comes back with a clean bill of health, there's a lot of value in having that peace of mind.
If you drive a car with a manual transmission, you’ve undoubtedly been told that you’re supposed to downshift to slow down, instead of relying completely on the brakes. But what is the science behind that, and does it matter? Westerville Automotive in Westerville explains.
A throw out bearing, sometimes called a thrust bearing, is an essential component of your clutch system. If you drive a car, truck, or SUV that’s equipped with a manual transmission, it’s important to know if your throw out bearing needs to be replaced. Here’s some information on the throw out bearing, from Westerville Automotive in Westerville.
True safety starts with being able to see where you are driving. Your lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving and the chance of an accident increases if you can't see or be seen. No matter what time of year, it's important to make sure your vehicle's lights and wipers are working properly so your visibility is not compromised and you can be seen by others. From the driver's seat, you may not notice a light that isn't working, but when a big rain comes it becomes easier to see what you are missing! When wet weather hits your roads is not the time for you to discover limited visibility problems. Here at Westerville Automotive we take our Westerville drivers' safety seriously and inspect their vehicles when they come in for service.
If you drive a car with a manual transmission, you already know you have a clutch. But what exactly is it, and what does it do? At Westerville Automotive in Westerville, we believe that knowing a little more about your car better prepares you to keep it maintained. Here’s what you should know about your clutch disc.