Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Timing Belt

If your timing belt breaks, your engine will stop working, stranding you wherever you may be. Even worse, it could cause major engine damage. That’s why it’s important to have your timing belt regularly inspected. Generally, timing belts should be replaced every fifty to sixty thousand miles.

Serpentine Belt

Are you hearing a screeching noise in the morning when you start your car up, or on sharp turns? It might be the serpentine belt. Serpentine belts, also known as drive belts, provide power to the air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, cooling fan, air injection pump, and more.

Hoses

Coolant hoses include the upper radiator hose, the lower radiator hose, heater hoses and in some cars the bypass hose. Hoses provide a flexible connection for coolant flow between the engine and the radiator and the engine and the heating block. We recommend you have your vehicle hoses—and accompanying clamps—inspected twice a year. Tiny cracks can form from the inside that can eventually lead to a busted hose and overheated engine.