Belts and Hoses
There are many belts and hoses throughout your vehicle that help other parts run, transfer important liquids and keep your vehicle running. Most of the time you know there is a problem with a hose or a belt once the damage has occurred. This can lead to costly and time consuming auto repairs. It is important to have your technician check the belts and hoses during routine auto maintenance to ensure they all look strong and have no holes or too much wear and tear. If they find a problem, the hoses or belts can be changed before leading to a bigger damage.
Two of the most important belts your car has includes a serpentine belt and a timing belt. A serpentine belt helps drive the alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning compressor just to name a few. The timing belt synchronizes the rotation of the camshaft and crankshaft so the engine valves function properly during intake and exhaust. Your car cannot run without the timing belt and once it breaks, it can cause expensive engine damage. Signs of a failing timing belt can include front motor oil leaks, engine misfires or a ticking noise you can hear within your vehicle.
There are hoses in almost every system of your vehicle. They fail when they leak or burst but this can be prevented with proper vehicle maintenance and replacement of worn, frayed, cracked or torn parts. Hoses run liquids throughout the vehicle such as oil, fuel and coolant. They also work to transport gases and work as a vacuum to numerous car parts.
Keeping up with your vehicles routine maintenance can help prevent damages leading from busted belts and hoses. Remember it is much less expensive to replace a belt or a hose than to repair the damage that can be caused when it is too late. Visit our service department for all of your auto repair needs we are conveniently located at 14401 W. Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise FL 33323