alternator in a vehicle

Your alternator is a central component on any engine. The alternator is responsible for powering anything electronic on your vehicle, including the coils that fire your spark plugs (unless it’s a diesel). At ABC Drive Train in Lancaster, OH, we know a bad alternator when we see one - here’s how you can spot one too.

At ABC Drive Train in Lancaster, OH, we have seen our fair share of preventable engine failures. Frequently, engine disaster could have been avoided if the driver had known beforehand what the warning lights or gauges on the dashboard indicated. While some dash lights are fairly benign, others indicate imminent trouble. This guide from ABC Drive Train in Lancaster, OH will prepare you for the next time your vehicle shows you a warning you shouldn’t ignore.

Smoke coming out of muffler

Diesel engines are known for their durability, but even the best engine has to be replaced every once in a while. At ABC Drive Train in Lancaster, OH, we want you to be aware of signs that your engine is about to call it quits.

Transmission

So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? ABC Drive Train in Lancaster, OH is here to help.

There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car...but should you? Here are some factors to think about.

oil being poured into car

At ABC Drive Train in Lancaster, OH, we understand all too well the importance of changing your oil regularly. Three to five thousand miles sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t really take that long to rack them up. The busier you are, the more you probably drive, and the more likely you are to forget it’s time to change your oil. Here are some reasons to pay attention to your oil changes, and help you better understand why oil changes are so important.

Transmission

Automatic transmissions aren’t easily understood outside of specialists like those at ABC Drive Train in Lancaster, OH. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a series of articles, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing, and how it works.

oil being poured into car

At ABC Drive Train in Lancaster, OH, we do our best to keep you on the road. A huge part of being able to do that is proper vehicle maintenance; when was the last time you changed your oil?

mechanic repairing brakes

Obviously, your brakes are pretty important. At ABC Drive Train in Lancaster, OH, we are here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops like it should.

Your brake system is made of many components that all have to work correctly for your brakes to operate seamlessly. If one thing needs to be repaired, the whole system is compromised. Brake pads, rotors, hoses, calipers, and metal lines all play a part in stopping your car. Our team is equipped to make sure all of those parts are in working order, so you can be safe on the road ahead. 

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