Can I Put Off Replacing My Engine Air Filter?

What’s the harm in putting off replacing my engine air filter a little longer? It’s a question we hear often. According to our Dakota Ridge Auto experts in Littleton, this is a fair question because the harm takes a while to manifest. What an Engine Air Filter Does The air all around us contains dust,…

The Many Jobs of Your Car’s Serpentine Belt

You know that long belt that snakes around the front of your engine? It’s called the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt is driven by the engine as it turns. It powers your alternator, air conditioning compressor and power steering pump. On some vehicles, it also runs the water pump, radiator fan and power brakes. Sounds…

The Radiator Fan, What You Need to Know

If you’re old enough, you’ve heard the term “fan belt.” Back in the day, the radiator fan in your vehicle was turned by a belt driven by the engine. There are still belt driven fans, although most are now driven by the serpentine belt. But most vehicles now have electric fans that draw fresh air…
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