Hunnings Inc. in New Bern, NC 28560 is a fleet maintenance and
service center, specializing in Brake and Suspension Repair. We also house an
extensive parts department and delivery service. For questions, contact us at
252-638-5356 or send us an email. Our experts will help determine what needs to be
Our basic maintenance services include:
Belts & Hoses
Timing belts and serpentine belts are the most common types of belts in trucks.
A timing belt (also referred to as the camshaft drive belt or the Gilmer belt) is a notched belt that allows the crankshaft to turn the camshaft. Failure of the timing belt would lead to failure of the engine. A loose timing belt could lead to its slipping. When slipped, valves will open at the wrong time putting them at the risk of being struck by the pistons. To avoid this, have your timing belts inspected and serviced regularly.
A drive belt transfers power from the engine to the front mounted accessories such as the cooling fan, power steering pump, air injection pump, the air conditioning compressor and more. Failure of the drive belt means that all the engine accessories it's powering will stop working leading to overheating of the engine. To prevent this from happening, have the belt regularly checked for wear, cracks and stripping.
Hoses (or coolant hoses) are the heater and radiator hoses (upper and lower). The hoses facilitate the flow of coolant between the radiator, engine, and heating block. Old and worn out hoses can easily burst resulting in an overheated engine. To prevent this from happening, have the hoses inspected for cracks.
For belts and hoses maintenance and replacement services, visit Hunnings Inc. in New Bern, NC 28560 today. Remember, working belts and hoses will lead to a properly working engine.
Although a truck's engine operates most efficiently at high temperatures, the surplus heat produced during combustion can damage engine parts. To keep the engine safe from the surplus heat, trucks come with a cooling system. The system helps the engine maintain the required temperature and release any surplus heat to the environment.
The cooling system is made up of various parts that work harmoniously. These parts are the radiator, fan, pump, pressure cap, hoses, thermostat, and overflow tank. Failure of any of the parts will result in a poorly functioning cooling system.
To have a properly working cooling system (and thus a healthy engine), consider having periodic servicing of the parts that make up the system. At Hunnings Inc., we can service or replace (if necessary) radiators, fans, water pumps, hoses, thermostats and pressure caps.
Customer Required Inspections
In addition to DOT inspections, Hunnings Inc. handles customer-required inspections. For all your customer-required inspection needs, contact or visit Hunnings Inc. in New Bern, NC 28560.
State Department of Transportation's (DOT) require inspections for safety assessments. The Department of Transportation relies on appointed and licensed auto repair shops to conduct vehicle-only inspections. Hunnings Inc. is certified to conduct these inspections. For your DOT inspection needs, contact us at 252-638-5356 or visit Hunnings Inc. today.
An exhaust system is a piping that directs exhaust gases away from the internal combustion engine to the outdoors. A truck's exhaust system is made up of one or more exhaust pipes. An exhaust system can be modified to increase engine power (and performance), reduce pollution, or reduce noise. Also, a properly operating exhaust system is required for operator safety.
To get the most from your truck, you need regular exhaust service. For exhaust repairs, exhaust modification, or exhaust replacement, call 252-638-5356 or visit Hunnings Inc. today.
Oil, Lube, and Filter
Engine oil, or motor oil, is the oil used for lubricating the various parts of your truck's internal combustion engine. The oil reduces wear, lessens friction, cools the engine parts, and inhibits corrosion. One of the cheapest and most effective ways to prolong the life of your truck's engine is to have its oil and oil filters changed regularly. Oil changes keep engines healthy. With regular oil changes, your engine will run stronger for longer. Contact Hunnings Inc. in New Bern, NC 28560 today for all your oil change needs. Our experts will change your truck's oil and oil filters if needed.
A water pump is a vital part of your truck cooling system. A water pump is a centrifugal pump that circulates fluid whenever the engine is running. A belt connected to the engine's crankshaft drives the pump. Water pumps have vanes that fling the fluid to the outside of the pump (using centrifugal force) where it can enter the internal combustion engine. After going through the engine and the cylinder head, the fluid flows back to the water pump.
If the water pump develops a leak or the hub becomes loose and noisy, you need to have it replaced. Faulty water pumps will lead to poor cooling of the internal combustion engine. To have faulty water pumps repaired or replaced, call 252-638-5356 or visit Hunnings Inc. today.