It is important to have a professional inspect your vehicle so it is operating efficiently. The engine relies on many different parts in order to generate power as well as making sure that the power is translated into the ability to drive. The belts and hoses can get worn out very quickly through regular use of the engine. Additional belts will include the belt to the alternator that will generate the energy that the engine will need in order to provide electricity throughout the vehicle while you are driving.
There are a few things to look for whenever thinking about replacing belts and hoses. Among the important things to look for in belts is wear. If the belt starts to thin or is getting dry and cracking, it has the possibility that it will snap at any time.
Hoses like the ones leading in and out of the carburetors will possibly get brittle and crack over time as well. These should be checked to make sure that they are also secured tightly using gaskets in good condition as well as clamps which are tight around the hoses. Since these can deteriorate rapidly, it is important to replace them at the first sign of a problem. If you notice anything out of the norm with your vehicle, schedule an appointment so we can inspect it for you.