Belts and Hoses

July 19, 2017

Why Belts and Hoses are Important for the Vehicle

  When you inspect your vehicle, it is important to check the belts and hoses as well to make sure they are in good working order. The belts help the engine to run smoothly so the power can be dispersed throughout the vehicle. They also help to have your vehicle operate efficiently and effectively. Sometimes you may be able to see an issue with the belts, but it is always best to bring in your vehicle so we can look at everything. The hoses should also be inspected in your vehicle, as there are several of them. These hoses transport fluid to different areas of your vehicle in order to power it.     The hoses are important to your vehicle, as they assist in your vehicle running well. A hose that leaks can result in your engine overheating or other issues if you choose to ignore it. Hoses work together with the belts to keep the vehicle running efficiently and maintaining proper operating temperature. Make sure the hoses are securely connected to prevent any leaks or other serious issues. The belts are also important to your vehicle, as the timing belt allows the crankshaft to turn the camshaft. If this belt breaks, the engine will stop working completely. This also can cause major damage to your vehicle’s engine.       Having your vehicle in regularly for scheduled maintenance can help to determine when and if the hoses need replacing and keep the hoses in as good as condition as possible. With age, the hoses can become hard and brittle due to exposure to the heat. Hoses can also split, blister, or crack. If you notice this, the hoses need to be replaced as soon as possible.       You may notice signs that your vehicle’s belts may need to be inspected or replaced soon. If you hear a squealing or other noise coming from under the hood, it may be a loose or damaged belt. If a belt slips or breaks, waiting to have it fixed could possibly cause damage to your vehicle. A damaged belt can cause your power steering to stop working. If the belt comes off at any time, it can cause your engine to lock up, which can be a major issue and expense. While belts break down with heat, mileage, and age, it is a good idea to have regularly scheduled maintenance done to make sure all the belts are in good working order.
July 12, 2016

What the Hoses do for your Vehicle

  To help keep your vehicle lasting as long as possible, it is recommended to bring it in for regular maintenance inspections. Between visits, you can inspect some parts yourself, like the tires, belts, hoses, and oil levels. There are several hoses in your vehicle, all of which transport fluid to a different area of your vehicle. Always make sure to inspect the hoses themselves, as well as the connecting ends of the hoses for any leaks.   If a hose is leaking, it can result in an overheated engine or other issues if it is ignored. The hoses work together with the belts to keep your vehicle running efficiently and also maintaining the proper operating temperature. If your engine overheats it can cause serious damage, as well as damage to other components under the hood. By keeping the hoses maintained and making sure they are connected securely, you can help prevent engine issues and other problems in the future.   Your vehicle’s hoses are important to keep it running correctly and efficiently. Even if you inspect them at home, it is always good for us to look at them to make sure they are working correctly and in good shape with no damage to them. With age, rubber hoses can become hard and brittle. This happens with exposure to heat and can cause the hoses to split, blister, or even leak. If this occurs, you will need to have them replaced as soon as possible.   Check for any hardening or softening of the hose, which can be done by pinching the hose. If a hose feels rock hard or mushy it should be replaced as soon as possible. Other signs to look for are visible cracks, leaking, blistering, or other damage on the outside of the hose. If you notice that your hoses are leaking, we suggest that you should replace them immediately before further damage can occur to other parts of your vehicle. By having the hoses inspected for your vehicle, you can improve the reliability when you drive this summer.
April 14, 2016

Inspecting the Hoses of the Vehicle

    When you inspect the vehicle, remember to look under the hood. This way you can check the oil, hoses, belts, and other fluids. The vehicle requires multiple fluids to run efficient and properly. There are several hoses in your vehicle, all of which transport fluid to a different area of your vehicle. Always make sure to inspect the hoses themselves, as well as the connecting ends of the hoses for any leaks.     A leaking hose can result in an overheated engine or other issues if it is ignored. The hoses work together with the belts to keep your vehicle running efficiently and also maintaining the proper operating temperature. If your engine overheats it can cause serious damage, as well as damage to other components under the hood. By keeping the hoses maintained and making sure they are connected securely, you can help prevent engine issues and other problems down the road.   Your vehicle’s hoses are important to keep it running correctly and efficiently. By having your vehicle in regularly for scheduled maintenance, the hoses can be inspected to make sure they do not need replacing. With age, rubber hoses can become hard and brittle. This happens with exposure to heat and can cause the hoses to split, blister, or even leak. If this occurs, you will need to have them replaced as soon as possible.   Check for any hardening or softening of the hoses, which can be done by pinching them. If a hose feels rock hard or mushy it should be replaced as soon as possible. Other signs to look for are visible cracks, leaking, blistering, or other damage on the outside of the hose. We also look and feel for any areas of the hoses that are swollen or folded. If you notice that your hoses are leaking, you should replace them immediately before further damage can occur to other parts of your vehicle. Always make sure to schedule an appointment so we can inspect the hoses for the vehicle. This will help to ensure it is operating efficiently this spring.
February 1, 2016

Regular Maintenance for Winter Driving

    Owning a vehicle is a large investment, so it makes sense to take care of the investment the best that you can. When you drive in the winter, there are several things that you should take into consideration. One of the most important things to have done is regular maintenance for your vehicle. This will help keep parts and components operating, as they should be. If there is an issue with the vehicle, we can advise you on the options you have to repair it. This way you can have a safe and reliable vehicle as you drive. With regular maintenance, we can inspect the tires for any issues that might be present. This can help improve the efficiency and performance of them. We can check the air pressure to ensure that they are properly inflated. If you notice that a tire gets low more often, it could mean there is an air leak. Schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible, and we can inspect the tires for you.   Another important thing to remember is to notice any odd noises or sounds your vehicle might make. Anything out of the norm is a sign that there is an issue. If there is a grinding sound, it might mean that parts are wearing against one another. This can lead to premature failure and the need to have it replaced sooner than it typically should.   No matter what issue you notice for your vehicle, make sure to contact us so we can schedule an appointment to look at it. Addressing the issue at the first sign can help prevent further damage and a costly repair bill in the future. It can also help you to have a vehicle that is safe and reliable on the road when you drive.
October 23, 2015

Proper Inspection of the Belts and Hoses

  When you inspect your vehicle, it is important to check the belts and hoses as well to make sure they are in good working order. The belts help the engine to run smoothly so the power can be dispersed throughout the vehicle. They also help to have your vehicle operate efficiently and effectively. Sometimes you may be able to see an issue with the belts, but it is always best to bring in your vehicle so we can look at everything. The hoses should also be inspected in your vehicle, as there are several of them. These hoses transport fluid to different areas of your vehicle in order to power it.   The hoses are important to your vehicle, as they assist in your vehicle running well. A hose that leaks can result in your engine overheating or other issues if you choose to ignore it. Hoses work together with the belts to keep the vehicle running efficiently and maintaining proper operating temperature. Make sure the hoses are securely connected to prevent any leaks or other serious issues. The belts are also important to your vehicle, as the timing belt allows the crankshaft to turn the camshaft. If this belt breaks, the engine will stop working completely. This also can cause major damage to your vehicle’s engine. Anytime you notice odd noises or your vehicle is handling strange, bring it in immediately so we can inspect it for any issues that might be going on. With age, the hoses can become hard and brittle due to exposure to the heat. Hoses can also split, blister, or crack. If you notice this, the hoses need to be replaced as soon as possible. By bringing in your vehicle, we look and feel for any areas of the hoses that are mushy, swollen, or folded. Proper maintenance of the hoses can protect your vehicle’s reliability and prevent even more costly repairs down the road.   You may notice that your vehicle’s belts may need to be inspected or replaced soon. If you hear a squealing or other noise coming from under the hood, it may be a loose or damaged belt. If a belt slips or breaks, waiting to have it fixed could possibly cause damage to your vehicle. A damaged belt can cause your power steering to stop working. If the belt comes off at any time, it can cause your engine to lock up, which can be a major issue and expense. While belts break down with heat, mileage, and age, it is a good idea to have regularly scheduled maintenance done to make sure all the belts are in good working order. This can help to have a reliable vehicle when you drive.