Belts and Hoses

Belts could wear and crack  eventually. A belt that becomes worn could slide or even become so slack that it may not operate appropriately. Hoses may glaze and split after long years of use or when exposed to extreme temperatures. A damaged hose can lead to vital fluids dripping from your engine and may create harm to engine parts. To prevent several of one of the most typical causes of failure, make certain your belts and hoses are inspected at regular intervals.

Why service is important: Belts could wear and  fracture over time. To stop some of the most usual sources of breakdown, make sure your belts and hoses are inspected at normal intervals.

Automotive Belt Replacement

Ask your mechanic regarding belts and hoses if you notice any type of:

  • Reduction of power
  • Screeching or grinding sound
  • If you feel vibrations, 'slips' or 'catching'

It is advised to have belts and hoses checked every 3,000 miles or with every oil change. A belt and hose pipe assessment checks for:

  • Glazing, splitting, peeling off and softening of belts
  • Proper tensioning
  • Appropriate drive pulley alignment
  • Punctures and fractures
  • Hardening, breaking and softening of hoses
  • A cooling system pressure test to help inspect for cracks
  • Loose or worn clamps