Belt and Hose Replacement
Belts and hoses play a very important role in your vehicle’s engine. They’re connected to every major component of the engine and if they break, leak or aren’t working properly, your engine is destined to fail.
Your vehicle might have many belts, or if it’s a newer model, it might have just a couple and one long belt called a serpentine belt. These belts are constructed of layers of reinforced fabric, with rubber on top. They tend to last quite a long time, but will eventually become brittle and start to crack. If they aren’t replaced, they’ll eventually break and your engine will no longer function properly.
Hoses connect to areas of the engine where fluid is required to move from one compartment to the next, such as the radiator. If one of your hoses breaks, it can be damaging to your engine, requiring expensive repairs.
It’s recommended that you replace your belts and hoses every 5 years or 75,000 miles, whichever comes first. If your hoses become worn and start cracking before then, it’s a good idea to get them replaced sooner. Our expert Gladstone mechanics can inspect your belts and hoses to determine if they need to be replaced.
If you need your belts and hoses inspected or replaced, contact us today and we’ll take a look under your hood!