belt on vehicle

Losing a belt on the road can turn a small problem into a big one instantly. At Byrne's Garage LLC in New Albany, we know efficient and cost-effective operation begins with preventative maintenance.

belts and hoses

Your vehicle's belts and hoses are essential to the cooling, air conditioning and charging systems, and the engine. Don’t take these routine replacement intervals for granted because they can break down and leave you stranded.

What is the purpose and importance of your belts and hoses? The timing belt keeps the crankshaft and camshaft mechanically synchronized to maintain engine timing. Whether serpentine, V-belt, or fan belt (the belts on the outside of the engine), they all transmit power from the front of the engine to accessories that need to be driven, such as the air conditioning, the charging system, and fans. Radiator and heater hoses carry coolant to and from the engine, radiator, and heater core.

mechanic working on a vehicle

At Byrne's Garage LLC in New Albany, we understand that big trucks mean bigger risk on the road. Here are some tips to remember, to reduce the likelihood of an accident resulting in large repair costs next time you're on the job.

very old rusty car

Who created the world’s first car is actually a matter of debate; since the invention of the engine, people had been installing them on horse carriages to make them self-propelled. Even when automobiles specifically designed for engines came around, they were hardly recognizable as a car by today’s standards. However, the first patented automobile, a vehicle specifically designed to be propelled by an engine, was built by Karl Benz and completed in 1885.

seat belt

At Byrne's Garage LLC in New Albany, were huge fans of seatbelts. They dramatically reduce the chances of being injured in an automobile accident, and in many cases, they are the difference between a fatal crash and walking away unharmed. But how long has the seat belt been around? When did wearing it become law?

man polishing headlights

In the old days, when your headlight burned out you just replaced the entire thing with a new glass bulb. Modern headlights are plastic assemblies, with a bulb inserted through the back. What this means, is that the plastic lens that light shines through never gets replaced, and eventually will begin to oxidize and deteriorate due to time, weather, and heat from your bulb. Today you will learn when it’s time to fix or replace your headlight assemblies, what options you have in doing so, and what the benefits are.

fleet

No matter what you drive, compression is important. On fleet and commercial diesel engines, it’s essential. At Byrne's Garage LLC in New Albany, IN, we have the knowledge and ability you need to keep your fleet on the road and running strong.

interior of a car

Keeping the interior of your car, truck, or SUV clean and in good shape is an important part of making your vehicle last. Byrne's Garage LLC in New Albany has some tips on keeping your car clean inside, and why keeping it clean matters.

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