Your vehicle is two tons of interdependent machinery, and keeping everything working properly requires belt and hose repairs. Albuquerque can see some serious temperature fluctuation over the course of the year, and this can contribute to the wearing down of your vehicle belts and hoses. For this reason it is important to stay on top of car belt and hose replacement. Here at Advantage Automotive, we take your vehicle health seriously, and want to help you reduce the overall cost of maintenance as much as possible.
Belt and hose maintenance is one of more broad terminologies in auto repair, and many drivers prefer to leave the thinking to the professionals. But we believe that giving our customers an opportunity to learn more about their vehicle contributes to a better running, more reliable vehicle that retains its value for much longer.
We would like to take this opportunity to briefly discuss some of the more important belts and hoses in your vehicle so that you can plan ahead for the replacement of these important components.
Timing belt – this is the belt that causes catastrophic engine damage if it is allowed to fail. This belt is one of the most expensive belts in any vehicle to replace because it is placed deep within the engine. The good news is that is has a long lifespan and will last a long time.
Serpentine Belt – the serpentine belt drives many of the smaller components in the vehicle such as the Alternator, power steering pump, water pump, and AC Compressor. Because of this, it is very important for your vehicle to make sure it remains in good condition. This is another belt that can cause serious damage if it allowed to fail because it is connected to your engines cooling system.
Radiator Hose – Because this is involved directly in the engine cooling process, It is important to make sure this hose is kept in excellent condition. It is also prone to wear because of the extreme temperatures it deals with, and even a pinhole leak can leave your engine starved of coolant and overheating quickly.
These are the best known and the most important belts and hoses in the vehicle and drivers should be mindful of their importance. The thing to remember is that these components should be inspected regularly and replaced the moment they are in danger of failing.
We understand that you may have questions regarding the frequency of maintenance and its cost. We invite you to contact us regarding any information you require. Our staff is more than willing to help, and will make certain that your concerns are addressed.
We look forward to earning your business.