Automotive Tips from Courtesy Auto Repair Plus: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

March 26, 2023

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Tiffin drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expens... More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Tiffin

August 28, 2022

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Tiffin drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission wil... More

Transmission Service at Courtesy Auto Repair Plus in Tiffin

August 14, 2022

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Tiffin drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Ohio to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper tra... More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Courtesy Auto Repair Plus

June 27, 2021

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Tiffin. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better understand... More

Automotive Tips from Courtesy Auto Repair Plus: Timing Belt Overview

February 21, 2021

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Tiffin. The timing belts important job is... More

Fears and Gears (Signs of Automatic Transmission Problems)

January 24, 2021

Automatic transmissions rule. The old days of shifting your own gears are a thing of the past for most drivers. But automatic transmission trouble can be a big inconvenience for any driver if it comes at the wrong time in the wrong place. Here are some signs to look out for that may mean you ar... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Tiffin Drivers

December 6, 2020

Knowing how their engine works can help Tiffin drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down whil... More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Courtesy Auto Repair Plus in Tiffin

October 15, 2018

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gea... More

The Courtesy Auto Repair Plus Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

August 18, 2017

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Tiffin drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Tiffin. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hills, stu... More

Tiffin Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

January 17, 2017

Any Tiffin driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Tiffin residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is th... More