Belts & Hoses
Belts & Hoses
The Belt or Belts on your vehicle carry a tremendous load of accessories such as the alternator, water pump, A/C Compressor and Power Steering pump. If these belts are neglected they will not only cause a break down they could also cause an accident , engine overheat, loss of all electrical power, sudden loss of steering assist or more. Have your belts inspected at each oil change and change them before they get to the point of risk. We Offer a variety of Belt Brands and types to suit your needs.
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Among all the equipment in your vehicle, belts and hoses have the shortest lifespan. These components often crack, leak, or fray due to their constant exposure to heat, vibration, and other harmful chemicals. If not promptly replaced and maintained, it could spell disaster for your vehicle's performance. Belt and hose evaluations based solely on their appearance are not enough. We recommend diligent inspection, and are here to do it. Here is a sample of how we ensure belt and hose quality:
Visual Inspection of Belts
- Search for clear indications of damage (cracking, glazing, softening, or peeling)
- Test for correct tension
- Test for correct alignment
- Record belt condition for future reference
Visual Inspection of Hoses
- Search for leaks, cracks, hardening, or softening.
- Test cooling system for leaks using state-of-the-art pressure technology
- Record hose condition for future reference
Get your vehicle's belts and hoses inspected on a regular basis because damaged pieces can seriously harm your vehicle. Research shows that while most people get regular oil changes, they neglect the condition of their belts and hoses. A leaking hose or a cracked belt will cause you more trouble than an overdue oil change ever will.
The following is a brief description of some of the different belts and hoses we inspect:
There are different types of belts and there are belts designed to reduce noise especially when your vehicle is started up and the engine has not warmed up. If your car sounds like it is squeaky and or chirping a cross rib design belt such as a Goodyear Gatorback or Day-co Poly V Belt may be the cure.
The engine drives some of your vehicle's accessories. Instead of being supplied by electric power, these accessories rely on a series of pulleys and belts to operate. Some of these accessories include:
- Power steering pump
- Air conditioning compressor
- Radiator cooling fan
- Water pump
Some vehicles require a single serpentine belt to power these accessories (as opposed to several individual belts).
If you think of hoses as your vehicle's circulatory system, then you'll have an appropriate representation of their importance. Hoses are composed of two rubber layers with fabric in between. Types of hoses vary on make and model, but typically include:
- Fuel hose (sends gasoline from the gas tank to the engine)
- Radiator hose (delivers coolant to engine)
- Power steering hose (connects power steering pump to steering equipment)
- Heater hose (provides coolant to heater core)