Auto Repair Belts & Hoses
Whether you’re heading on a road trip or simply driving your daily commute, having your engine overheat can put a wrench in your plans and ruin your day. Add power steering failure on top of that, and you’ll be peering under the hood of your vehicle wondering where to begin.
A belt or hose failure can cause an overheated engine, loss of the electrical charging system, or loss of power steering. Overheating can happen any time of the year, but it’s more common in the summer, as underhood temperatures are much higher.
How Do You Know If It’s Time to Get Your Belts and Hoses Checked?
Your vehicle’s heater hose is responsible for carrying liquid coolant to and from the engine, radiator, and heater core. The timing belt in your vehicle’s engine keeps the opening of the valves timed with the motions of the pistons (which move up and down to spin the engine’s crankshaft) so they don’t interfere with each other. By neglecting belts & hoses auto repair, you decrease the longevity of your vehicle, lowering its resale value if not addressed.
Different Types of Belts
- Serpentine belt. Draws energy from the crankshaft to power your alternator.
- Timing belt. Syncs the movement of the camshaft with the movement of the crankshaft.
When either of these goes, it’s a matter of time before your vehicle stops working and leaves you stranded.
Different Types of Hoses
Different types of hoses you’ll hear mentioned in your vehicle’s maintenance routine are:
- Radiator hoses. Carry coolant from the engine to the radiator.
- Heater core hoses. Carry coolant through your climate control system to warm your vehicle.
- Brake hoses. Carry brake fluid from the brake lines to the calipers.
- Air intake hoses. Carry oxygen to your engine.
Like your vehicle’s belts, when a hose goes, other issues are right around the corner.
Schedule a Belts & Hoses Auto Repair
If you’re up to date with your vehicle’s routine maintenance, signs of deterioration to your vehicle’s belts & hoses can be caught early. But if you’re experiencing battery problems, engine overheating, or leaking fluid around a hose or under your car, drop your vehicle off at one of our 6 locations for a belts & hoses auto repair ASAP.
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