Tag: Car

Damaging – Coolant Sludge and Slime

Nearly 40 percent of engine failures can be attributed to cooling-system issues. Clearly, it pays to take care of your vehicle’s cooling system. Sludge/slime are just one of the common symptoms of larger problems. Left unchecked, it’ll plug the radiator, heater core or fluid passages, resulting in overheating and expensive repairs. What causes it, and… Read more »

How Far Can You Run A Belt Pulley??

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Click on the first picture – see the rusty brown part under the engine belt, Also notice the belt is grooved. Do you see what needs to be replaced?  The car made it to our shop because we towed it in. The lesson learned here – this person had an Angel… Read more »

Spark Plugs – A What?

 One question comes to mind when viewing these bad spark plugs, Has your vehicle ever had the spark plugs changed?     So what does a spark plug have to do with having the top part of the engine removed? A small piece of the spark plug center electrode (about one-quarter inch long and about… Read more »

Engine Oil Service

Going to ask a silly question, “When was the last time you checked the oil level in your car”? Did you check it last week, last month, or most likely not since the oil was changed. In the last year or so, we have been surprised to find oil levels low, I mean two quarts… Read more »

Love Your Family and Your Car ?

Believe it or not, way back in the ’50s, car emissions were reduced by about 90% by the “Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve,” better known as the PCV valve. (when an engine is running, there is oil blow-by (pressure build-up in the motor). This oil blow-by was vented below the car and into the air. The… Read more »

Help Your Mechanic Diagnose That Rumble Noise

 Be nice to think this video would make us all super mechanics, takes a couple of more videos and a few more years of training to meet that goal. The objective here is to help us all understand, the rumble noise made by a wheel bearing, and what to do.  Ok, we all have a… Read more »

Pennsylvania Safety Inspection

 Once a year our cars and light duty trucks must pass a Pennsylvania Safety Inspection. Here at Corny’s Sales & Service Inc., we do our best to follow the guide lines provided by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 1. In our video this week, not all of the items are covered. ( you would probably fall… Read more »