The Importance of Belt and Hose Replacements
Did you know that your vehicle's belts and hoses are significant parts performing crucial functions of your engine's charging, air conditioning, and cooling systems? Our car care experts at JK Auto Garage understand the value of routine belt and hose maintenance and replacement intervals for your vehicle. In fact, regular replacement of your car’s belts and hoses may help prevent pricey repairs down the road.
Benefits of Routine Belt and Hose Maintenance
Belts and hoses have short life spans as a result of mileage, age, tension, and oil contaminants. Other exposures have the potential to create cracks and leaks, such as harmful chemicals, vehicle vibrations, and engine heat. Some signs that the belts and hoses may require replacement include:
5 years or 60,000 miles since last replacement
Air conditioning failure
Complete loss of power due to alternator discharging
Coolant or other fluid leaks
Illuminated dashboard lights
Steam rising from the engine
Grinding or screeching noises when the engine starts
Routine inspections and maintenance of belts and hoses is always necessary, but even more so during the summer season when increased temperatures may accelerate deterioration of the rubber components. Because belts and hoses can be difficult to inspect visually, an expert at one of our JK Auto Garage service centers will be happy to ensure the belts and hoses on your car are in perfect working condition.