Do you need a new Alternator? How to tell if yours is bad

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Your alternator is a central component on any engine. The alternator is responsible for powering anything electronic on your vehicle, including the coils that fire your spark plugs (unless it’s a diesel). At Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, we know a bad alternator when we see one - here’s how you can spot one too.

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Is Your Diesel Engine on it's Way Out?

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Diesel engines are known for their durability, but even the best engine has to be replaced every once in a while. At Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, we want you to be aware of signs that your engine is about to call it quits.

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The Ins and Outs of Your Transmission

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Automatic transmissions aren’t easily understood outside of specialists like those at Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a series of articles, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing, and how it works.

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Exhaust issue don't have to be exhausting, and here's why

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Exhaust issues are extremely common, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive. At Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, we can get your exhaust back in shape in no time.

Exhaust issues tend to be neglected, and we get that; there are just other parts of your vehicle that you'd rather focus on. Besides a clogged catalytic converter, there isn’t much risk of damage from a bad exhaust system - it negatively affects your gas mileage, and the sound is annoying, but other than that, it’s an issue many people learn to live with. 

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