As you inspect your vehicle, it is important to check the belts and hoses as well to make sure they are in good working order. The belts help the engine to run smoothly so the power can be dispersed throughout the vehicle. They also help to have your vehicle operate efficiently and effectively. The hoses should also be inspected in your vehicle, as there are several of them. These hoses transport fluid to different areas of your vehicle in order to power it.
If a hose leaks, it can result in your engine overheating or other issues if it is ignored. Hoses work together with the belts to keep the vehicle running efficiently and maintaining proper operating temperature. Make sure the hoses are secured and connected so they prevent any leaks. The belts are also important to your vehicle, as the timing belt allows the crankshaft to turn the camshaft. If this belt breaks, the engine will stop working completely. This also can cause major damage to your vehicle’s engine.
As the hoses age, they can become hard and brittle due to exposure to the heat. Hoses can also split, blister, or crack. If you notice this, the hoses need to be replaced as soon as possible. By bringing in your vehicle, we look and feel for any areas of the hoses that are mushy, swollen, or folded. Proper maintenance of the hoses can protect your vehicle’s reliability and prevent even more costly repairs down the road.