The serpentine belt gets its name because it snakes around several components of your engine – including the alternator, air conditioner, power steering and water pump – and powers them as the crankshaft turns.
When the serpentine belt fails, all the associated components – the alternator, air conditioner, power steering and water pump – stop working. That’s why it’s in your best interest to replace a serpentine belt before it breaks.
How do I know if my serpentine belt needs to be replaced? We recommend that you regularly check your serpentine belt for signs of wear, such as every time you have your oil changed. If you see any cracks or fraying, it’s best to replace the belt before it breaks.
Listen for signs of wear, too. A squealing belt may need to be replaced.
As part of your Famous 18-Point Full-Service Oil Change, your Oil Can Henry’s technician will check your vehicle’s serpentine belt and alert you if it is in need of replacement.
When should I replace my serpentine belt? Oil Can Henry’s recommends that you plan to replace your vehicle’s serpentine belt as preventive maintenance every 60,000 to 80,000 miles.
If you notice that the belt is cracked or frayed, replace it right away.
Refer to your vehicle’s owner manual for recommended service intervals or ask your Oil Can Henry’s technician about the manufacturer’s recommendations for your vehicle.
Your vehicle’s automatic transmission system delivers power from the engine to the drive wheels, shifting automatically to provide optimal power and efficiency for your driving speed.
Automatic transmission fluid lubricates, cools and cleans components of your vehicle’s transmission. When your vehicle is operating, this fluid is circulated through the transmission every four minutes. Automatic transmission fluid breaks down with use and heat, reducing its effectiveness and placing your transmission at risk of failure.
What is Oil Can Henry’s Automatic Transmission Service? Replacing automatic transmission fluid is a preventive maintenance service for most vehicles. Oil Can Henry’s Automatic Transmission Service removes virtually 100% of your vehicle’s old automatic transmission fluid and replaces it with fresh, new fluid.
What are the benefits of an Automatic Transmission Service? As a preventive maintenance service, the Automatic Transmission Service results in better protection for your transmission and better performance from your vehicle.
When should I have an Automatic Transmission Fluid Service performed? We recommend this service be completed based on your manufacturer’s recommendation. Refer to your vehicle’s owner manual or ask your Oil Can Henry’s service technician for recommended service intervals.
Wiper Blades harden and/or break down over time. This process happens faster if you drive in particularly hot or cold conditions. So, it’s important to check your wiper blades regularly and replace them when they are cracked or hard.
According to VehicleMD magazine, “the majority of wiper blades are constructed with a rubber wiping element, which provides optimum friction to clear glass of water.” Rubber is a natural compound and breaks down for a variety of reasons, including:
Heat. The summer sun can heat up your vehicle’s windshield and literally bake the wiper blades. This extreme heat can cause wiper blades to harden and crack.
Environment. Vehicles in high-traffic areas tend to be exposed to a higher concentration of ozone, which can oxidize the rubber blades and create cracks.
Cold. Frigid weather causes rubber blades to harden and lose flexibility. When this happens, water can leak underneath the blades and cause smearing.
While most wiper manufacturers recommend changing your wiper blades every 6-12 months, we recommend that you check your wiper blades often and replace them when you notice that they’re hard or cracked.
How to Inspect Your Wiper Blades A simple test of your windshield washers will tell you if the wiper blades need to be replaced. If the wipers streak, chatter or fail to cleanly remove the wiper fluid, the wiper blades should be replaced. This test will also show you if the fluid nozzle is clogged or if the nozzle needs to be adjusted to ensure the fluid hits the windshield in the correct place.
Leave It to Us Oil Can Henry’s Famous 18-Point Full-Service Oil Change includes an inspection of your wiper blades. If it’s time to replace your wiper blades, ask for Oil Can Henry’s Wiper Blade Replacement service.
We Recycle Oil Can Henry’s is dedicated to reducing impact on the environment, and we recycle all the used wiper blades from services we perform.
Properly functioning headlights, brake lights and turn signals are critical to the safe operation of your vehicle. They help you see the road ahead and help ensure other drivers know where you’re headed.
That’s why Oil Can Henry’s Famous 18-Point Full-Service Oil Change includes a check of your headlights, brake lights and turn signals. If any need to be replaced, your Oil Can Henry’s technician can do it quickly.