Belts & Hoses
A vehicle has many different belts, like the timing belt and serpentine belt, and hoses, including radiator hoses and heater hoses. Many vehicles' belts and hoses are made of rubber and can wear out with age, temperature changes, fluid corrosion and other environmental elements. Belts and hoses should be inspected regularly for wear. Belts and hoses play a crucial role in your vehicle. They are responsible for vital systems to work within the cooling system, A/C system, charging, and engine. You can trust our team to perform thorough inspections of your vehicle's belts and hoses when it is in the shop to determine if a replacement is necessary. Long term? Routine preventative maintenance and replacements of your vehicle’s belts and hoses will prevent breakdowns and costly repairs in the future.
Belts and hoses have one of the shortest life spans compared to other parts of your car. They are exposed to engine heat, vehicle vibrations, and harmful chemicals, constantly and all have the potential to cause leaks and cracks. Think your belts and hoses are nearing failure? Squeaking, screeching, or grinding noises that begin when starting your engine or appear during vehicle operation are some symptoms to watch out for. All keep an eye out for illuminated dashboard lights, rising steam from the engine, and the A/C not working. While preventative maintenance is always important, the hot months are especially important to keep an eye under the hood due to increased summer temperatures, which will speed up the break down of all rubber parts. Since belts and hoses can be hard to get a good look at, be sure to follow your manufacturer’s recommendations for scheduled maintenance.