Description of Belts & Hoses
Benefits of Belts & Hoses
The belts and hoses have one of the shortest life spans relative to other parts in your vehicle. Such products are subjected to excessive engine heat, vehicle vibrations and toxic chemicals, all of which have the ability to cause cracks and leaks. For belts and hoses near failure, some of the symptoms to be aware of include squeaking, screeching, or grinding noises that begin when your engine is started or occur during vehicle service. It is worth noting that grinding sounds near belts are generally associated with a bad bearing of the pulley rather than the belt itself, as the bearing of the pulley will freeze and eventually lead to a replacement of the belt. Many signs of a bad belt or hose include power loss, leakage of coolant or other fluids, illuminated dashboard lights, rising vapor from the engine and failure of air conditioning. Although routine belt and hose maintenance is always necessary, summertime is an especially important season to keep an eye under the hood due to higher temperatures, which will accelerate the deterioration of the rubber portion. Since the belts and hoses can be difficult to visually inspect, be sure to follow the instructions for scheduled maintenance from your supplier.
Michigan Auto and Tire proudly serves the Belts & Hoses needs of customers in Woodbridge, VA, Dumfries, VA, Lakeridge, VA, and surrounding areas.
Areas Served : Woodbridge, VA, Dumfries, VA, Lakeridge, VA and surrounding areas