Automotive Tips from South Side Garage: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

July 30, 2018

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At South Side Garage we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be rep... More

Wasteful Thinking

July 24, 2018

With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin. Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment. But is letting your vehicle idle like that ... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Moore

July 15, 2018

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Moore, OK, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Moore streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks the ... More

Automotive Tips from South Side Garage: Rotor Problems

July 9, 2018

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Moore.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less c... More

Automotive Tips from South Side Garage: Serpentine Belt System Wear

July 2, 2018

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Moore drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not complete... More