Speak Like a Montgomery Mechanic With 5 Easy-To-Learn Terms

Speak Like a Montgomery Mechanic With 5 Easy-To-Learn Terms

| By: Christian Brothers Automotive

Unfortunately, your Montgomery auto repair shop counts as just that. You might feel like you’re visiting a foreign country when the mechanics’ jargon goes right over your head.

But, if you know what the professional is actually trying to say, you’ll be able to make more informed decisions regarding your automobile.

At Christian Brothers Automotive in Montgomery, we’ve come up with 5 easy to learn terms that will have you speaking like a pro in no time.

1. Dipstick

This is a thin, metal rod that mechanics use to measure your oil level and quality. The technicians determine if you need an oil change after reading the measurements provided by the dipstick.

2. Spark Plug

The spark plug is a tiny component that uses a spark to start your engine. Without these little buggers, you aren’t going anywhere. During a routine inspection, our ASE-certified technicians check to see if your spark plugs need replacement.

3. [Battery] Corrosion

A corroding battery is not good. Acid is leaking inside the battery,
causing a buildup of rust and other particles. Once enough corrosion has built up, it will stop the battery’s power from reaching the engine.

4. Brake Pad

The brake pad is used to stop your car. As you can imagine, these things wear down fairly quickly through daily use of your brakes. During our brake inspections, we make sure your brakes are still in good condition and will easily stop your car on a dime.

5. Timing Belt

There’s a lot going on under the hood when you’re driving, so timing is everything. The timing belt connects the camshaft to the crankshaft, which turns energy created by the pistons into a rotational force that keeps the wheels turning. The camshaft also depends on the timing belt to open and close the engine valves when needed.

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