Monthly Archives: April 2021

Have You Checked Your Belts and Hoses Lately?

Have You Checked Your Belts and Hoses Lately?

Belts and hoses are just as important as any other car part, yet they are the most overlooked. They have a vital role to play in how well a car runs. Knowing the signs of wear and tear on belts and hoses is just as critical as your tires and brakes. The first issue to address is your timing belt. It is the real backbone of your engine. In fact, it is responsible for the fact that your engine can run in the first place. Without it, the crankshaft won't turn, and neither will the camshaft. Both items are important for the smooth operation of your engine. Plus, if your timing belt suddenly breaks during active driving, some of your engine parts could also break. Getting it checked by a professional is vital to the life of your engine. Coolant and radiator hoses have the honor of guarding your engine against overheating. Yet their synthetic rubber compounds are sensitive to atmospheric changes and can wear out over time. Sludge and grime can build up along the inside of those hoses a ... read more

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