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What is a power steering rack? II

A power "steering rack" or "steering gear" is a rack gear and a pinion gear that transmits the steering wheel rotation inside of your car to tire movement outside of your car. Most modern steering racks have either a hydraulic pump for assist or electric motor for assist. The rack is connected to the outer steering mechanisms with tie rod ends.#steering #powersteeringrack #steeringgear

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What is a Water Pump?

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How often should I replace my Timing Belt?

The timing belt in your engine is a critical component. Replacement intervals vary by manufacturer from 60,000 miles to 105,000 miles. It is also critical to consider that the timing belt is made of rubber. Rubber degrades over time and regardless of mileage the belt should be replaced within 8 years of service.#timingbelt #belt #beltreplacement

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What is a Catalytic Converter?

The catalytic converter is part of your vehicles emissions control system that converts toxic exhaust gases and pollutants to less toxic pollutants by a chemical reaction. The "catalytic converter" is made of of precious metals that are a component of the chemical reaction. Most manufacturers warrant the catalyst for 8 years and 80,000 miles. Proper engine maintenance will extend the useful life of the catalytic converter.#catalyticconverter #emissions #exhaust

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What is a Brake Fluid Flush?

A brake fluid flush is a crucial service should be performed at 30,000 miles. Over time dirt and debris will accumulate in the "brake fluid". Dirt and debris enter the brake fluid through both the caliper seal and component wear. Fluid contamination is the leading cause of premature caliper failure. Moisture contamination is the most important factor in brake fluid. Due to extreme temperature change in the brake fluid, moisture will condense inside the fluid lowering the boiling point. This reduced boiling temperature leads to brake pedal fade and deterioration of hydraulic braking components.#brakefluidflush #brakes #brakeservice

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