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Car Engine Guide: Timing Belts & Camshafts

The timing belt is an integral engine component that connects the crankshaft and camshaft so that the engine's cylinder fire at the appropriate time. The timing belt can be found under the timing cover at the front of the engine. Today's timing belts are much different than those in cars before he 1970s. The latest timing belts are made with high-quality rubber and materials that allow for increased gas mileage and longer times between replacements.

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After a Flat, Replace Your Donut with a Full-Size Spare

A flat tire can be a nightmare for a driver out on the town in Hanover. When you run into problems on the roadway, you can find a quick fix in the trunk of your car - a compact temporary spare or "donut" tire. These small tires are designed to fit into a car trunk and are intended for limited use.

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Getting Your Car Unstuck: Salt, Sand, or Kitty Litter?

At Mercedes-Benz of Hanover, we recommend that you have an emergency kit with you inside of your vehicle whenever you are driving. When winter comes around, you should add to this kit. One of the most important things you can add is something to put under your tires if you get stuck in the snow or ice.

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Windshield Wiper Fluid Importance

Majority of car owners have probably never given much thought to why it is preferable to use windshield wiper fluid to water. Windshield wiper fluid is important because unlike water, it does not freeze at low temperatures.

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