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Monthly Archives: July 2012

23- Sturken Automotive Offers Nationwide Warranty and Tow Assistance

Sturken Automotive is part of the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper National Confidence Plus Network. What that means to you is confidence plus! Sturken’s warrants our work locally but if you breakdown out of the area as a result of something we did, we proudly offer tow truck support. If you are within 25 miles of our facility, you will be towed back to Sturken’s at no charge. If you are more than 25 miles away from our facility, you will be directed to the nearest confidence plus network facility. We will work with the local Certified Plus Bumper to Bumper shop in that area to get you back on the road as soon as possible. This service includes: battery jump-starts, lockout assistance, and flat tire assistance. Just another reason to continue to use Sturken’s; we’ve been taking care of business for over 50 years giving our customers confidence about our work. *Limitations apply. Max ... read more

22- How Often Should I Change My Fan Belt?

If you drive a modern car, chances are that you might not even have a fan belt on your car. Over the years, as automakers have tried to make engines more fuel efficient, the belt-driven cooling fan has fallen out of favor. A fan driven by the engine is a terrible waste of power and fuel economy. Electric fans have become the norm; they do not drag on the motor and consequently the motor runs more efficiently. Now this is not to say that your engine has lost all of its drive belts, they just aren’t called fan belts anymore. Today’s cars usually have one or two belts that snake around every engine driven contrivance. This makes for some strange curves and contraption’s to make it work. But for all intents and purposes there are less belts and better wear on the belt(s) that are left. The downside is that there is only one primary belt; if that belt breaks your car is dead, as you will lose the power steering, alternator, and water pump use. In the old days, one might hav ... read more

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