Belts & Hoses
Your vehicle is equipped with several belts and hoses that make it run smoothly. If the timing belt, serpentine belt or coolant hoses breaks or stops working, you will need to have them repaired or replaced immediately and can be costly. That is why it's important to have preventative maintenance done.
The serpentine belt powers many devices in your vehicle's engine, such as an alternator, power steering pump, water pump, air conditioning compressor and air pump. With all these things dependent on your serpentine belt, it is important to have this checked every time you have your oil changed or with any minor car repairs. Most serpentine belts need to be replaced between 35,000 and 50,000 miles.
The timing belt is a ridged rubber belt that is part of an internal combustion engine that synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft so that the engine's valves open and close at the right time. Most manufacturers recommend inspecting or replacing your timing belt every 50,000 miles. It is a good idea to have this checked routinely.
The coolant hoses have a very important job, to keep your car from overheating. This hose transports coolant from your radiator to the rest of the engine. Due to the high temperatures and pressures this hose is subjected to, it can develop cracks, breaks and bulges. If you notice any of these problems with your hoses, you will need to have them replaced.
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