Articles:

HUB BEARINGS/WHEEL BEARINGS MAKING NOISE

Here is a sound that’s heard on vehicles ever so often once they start to age and get some miles on the odometer.  It comes on gradually and slowly gets louder over time, but sometimes comes on faster than you think.  While you’re driving down the road and you hear a kind of roaring, whining noise and the faster you go the louder it gets. Different components or parts on your car can make noises as they wear out or go bad, but one of the most common noises that change with speed is the front Wheel Bearings or Hub Bearings when they start going bad, even sometimes can come from the rear as well and can cause a roaring, whining, or a growling noise and it gets louder as you go faster.  At Victory Lane Automotive our trained ASE Certified Technicians can diagnose this type of problem quickly, by listing while driving on the road, or putting the car up on a lift and having someone run it in gear to turn the wheels faster and faster and the tech listens with a ste ... read more

WHAT IS A TIMING BELT, AND WHY SHOULD I CHANGE IT?

WHAT IS A TIMING BELT, AND WHY SHOULD I CHANGE IT?

I get asked this question often. What is a timing belt, and why do I need to have it changed? The simple answer, the timing belt has teeth on the inside of the belt that keeps the engine in sync, or in time. There are essentially 2 halves of an engine, an upper and a lower half. The lower or bottom side of the engine has the crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons, it is known as the rotating assembly because the pistons are connected to the crankshaft. As the explosions takes place from the fuel being ignited in the cylinder, the pistons are forced downward causing the crankshaft to rotate. The crankshaft has teeth on a gear on the front that the timing belt rides on. This rotation causes the belt to move and turn the upper half of the engine that contains the camshaft, or multiple camshafts, valves and lifters. There’s also a toothed gear attached. The camshaft pushes down on the valves against the springs to make them open and close. This lets air and fuel in on the intake ... read more

Categories:

Uncategorized

AUTO A/C REPAIR UNIVERSAL CITY, TX

AUTO A/C REPAIR UNIVERSAL CITY, TX

Don’t wait for your auto Air Conditioning to go out on you! Call us for an inspection. Summer times here and it getting very HOT outside it’s time to have your auto A/C system serviced even if it’s blowing cold there are several components to be check and tested including an A/C performance test where we connect an A/C machine to check gauge pressures, Freon level, duct temperature coming out of the dash and defrost function. We visually inspect the A/C compressor, A/C condenser and A/C pressure hoses. We also inspect the cabin filter to make sure it’s clean, then we inspect all drive belts including the A/C belt. Then we inspect the coolant hoses, coolant condition and level, radiator and cap for proper flow in the cooling system as well as radiator cooling fan operation. So don’t wait until something goes wrong to have your automotive air conditioning system checked. Give us a call today ... read more

Categories:

Air Conditioning

BRAKE-INSPECTION

BRAKE-INSPECTION

If You Are Using A Screen Reader And Are Having Problems Using This Website, please call Victory Lane Automotive (210) 658-8325 For Assistance.