Belts & Hoses
When your vehicle is running at its best, you’re staying safer on the road.
The Timing Belt, a grooved belt, keeps the pistons and valves running in Timing Beltsync. When the belt wears down, those parts may run unevenly causing potential engine damage. Warning sounds include a slapping noise coming from your engine. This indicates a slipped belt. Replace the timing belt between 60,000 and 90,000 miles or based on the interval specified in the owner’s manual.
The Serpentine Belt, a smooth belt, wraps around several components of your engine – including the alternator, air conditioner, power steering and water pump – and powers them as the crankshaft turns. Inspect this belt often to check for loosening, splits and tears. Warning sounds include a screeching noise coming from your engine, especially during start-ups on cold mornings or on sharp turns.
Radiator hoses provide a connection for coolant flow between the engine, radiator, engine and heating block. The rubber-like material they are made of can dry and crack with age and heat from the engine.
At every visit we check your belts and hoses for damage such as hardening, cracks, splits, and general wear. The tension of the belts are also inspected. A loose belt can slip and cause significant damage. The clamps which hold the hoses are also inspected.