Belts & Hoses
You car’s belts and hoses are essential to the cooling, air conditioning and charging systems, and the engine. Don’t take these routine replacement intervals for granted because they can break down and leave you stranded.
What is the purpose and importance of your belts and hoses? The timing belt keeps the crankshaft and camshaft mechanically synchronized to maintain engine timing. Whether serpentine, V-belt or fan belt (the belts on the outside of the engine), they all transmit power from the front of the engine to accessories that need to be driven, such as the air conditioning, the charging system and fans. Radiator and heater hoses carry coolant to and from the engine, radiator and heater core.
Typical Wear and Tear Key items that affect the replacement interval for belts and hoses in your vehicle include the following:
- Vehicle age
- Electrolytic corrosion
- Oil contamination
- Belt tension
- Failed hose clamps
Symptoms that make you aware of a problem with your vehicle's belts or hoses include.
- Squeaking noise from under the hood during start-up or operation
- Coolant leaks
- Dashboard light will illuminate
- A/C System may fail
- Engine overheating
- Smell of burnt rubber
If you have any issues or concerns with the maintenance of your automotive or truck belts or hoses at any time, talk to our team of automotive repair experts for an accurate and detailed account of what your vehicle needs. It's our job to keep you safely on the road.
Thank you for visiting Gerald's Auto Center LLC in Jonesboro, AR. Count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.