The Proper Maintenance Of Belts And Hoses

Your automobile is able to operate properly because its belts and hoses perform their function properly. Your vehicle's belts drive important parts that keep the engine going. Hoses transport fluids such as coolant to keep the engine from overheat. It's important to make sure that your belts and hoses are in good condition.

Always make sure that your vehicle's belts and hoses are thoroughly checked when your vehicle is in for its regular service such as an oil change. It is better to correct a potential problem with a belt or hose before it becomes a major issue.

Not all belts on the vehicle have the same replacement schedule. The serpentine belt should be changed around the 60,000-mile mark. You will want to change the timing belt between 60,000 and 100,000 miles. Hoses should be replaced about every four years or 60,000 miles. Always replace any hose or belt that appears worn.

 

 

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