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Water Pumps: To Replace, Or Not To Replace? That Is The Question!

At Mr. Clutch, we are always asked the question, “Should you change your water pump when you are replacing your timing belt?” The answer is, “It depends.”

Replacing a water pump depends on the year, make, and model of your vehicle. It also depends on how many miles are on the car.

There are other factors, too.

Is the water … more

February 6th, 2014 — 8:04pm

Timing Belt, Timing Belt Repair

Is Differential Rear End Rebuilding Affordable?

If you are having issues with your vehicle’s rear end, also known as the differential rear end, you may be considering differential rear end rebuilding. If you are, then your biggest concern is likely how much a rebuilding job will cost you. Unfortunately, however, there is no one, easy answer to that question. The cost will vary based … more

July 8th, 2013 — 11:07am

Rear End, Rear End Rebuilding

Caring for Your Engine to Avoid Engine Replacement

At some point, every engine, no matter how high quality and how well taken care of it is, will need to be replaced. Engines, like anything else, eventually give out. By taking good care of your engine, however, you can greatly extend its life. So while you may never be able to fully avoid engine replacement, you can put it … more

June 29th, 2013 — 8:37pm

Engine Replacement

30k 60k 90k Services: Services Required Every 30,000 Miles

Every 30,000 miles or every three months—whichever comes first—you should take your vehicle into a mechanic for inspection. The inspection will determine which services your vehicle needs at that point, and your mechanic can then perform the appropriate services. While every vehicle is different, there are some services that most cars will require every 30,000 miles or … more

June 21st, 2013 — 2:38am

30k, 60k, 90k Services, Every 30000 Miles Service, Vehicle Services

How Much Do Timing Belt Repairs Cost?

Every vehicle relies on either a timing belt or a timing chain to control the valves of its engine, and every vehicle will need to have its timing belt or chain replaced at one point or another. How often your vehicle’s timing belt will need to be replaced is dependent upon several factors, such as the amount of … more

June 15th, 2013 — 7:24am

Repairs Cost, Timing Belt, Timing Belt Repair

Which Vehicles Can Benefit from Differential Rear End Rebuild-Repair?

Do you think your car’s differential, also known as its back or rear end, may be going bad? One of the tell-tale signs of a bad differential is strange noise. While noises can be the result of many different vehicular problems, the sounds of a failing differential are usually quite obvious and distinct. If you hear a howling … more

June 13th, 2013 — 5:26am

Differential Rear End Rebuild-Repair, Rear End, Rear End Rebuilding, Repair Shops

Should You Choose Engine Replacement or Repair?

Is your engine acting up? Or maybe it’s simply getting older, and you’re worried that a replacement may be in order. When engine problems occur or when old age starts to creep up on engines, people often wonder whether they will be able to repair their engines or if they will need full replacements. Unfortunately, there is no one, easy … more

June 3rd, 2013 — 3:18am

Engine Repair, Engine Replacement

Do You Have a Timing Belt Problem?

When it comes to the timing belt, every vehicle is different. In fact, some vehicles don’t even have timing belts; they have timing chains. Timing chains tend to be stronger and more durable than timing belts and thus need replacing less frequently, though both types will eventually need to be replaced at one point or another. While … more

May 27th, 2013 — 6:54am

Timing Belt

30k 60k 90k Services: Setting Up a Maintenance Schedule with Your Mechanic

Every vehicle will need different 30k, 60k, 90k services or, in other words, services for every 30,000, 60,000, and 90,000 miles it travels. It is important to understand, of course, that these mile marks are just general guidelines. A good mechanic, such as those at Mr. Clutch, will understand that every make and model of vehicle is different and will … more

May 23rd, 2013 — 7:14am

30k, 60k, 90k Services, Maintenance Schedule, Repair Shops, Vehicle Services

How to Save Money on Brake Service in South King County

Brake service is a necessary maintenance task for any car owner, and, if you’re like most people, you’re probably wondering how you can save money on brake service. The number one way is to make sure you are taking your vehicle in for brake service regularly. Your mechanic can set you up with a good brake service … more

May 18th, 2013 — 10:42am

Brake Service, Brake Service in South King County, Repair Shops

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