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Have You Checked Your Belts and Hoses Lately?

Have You Checked Your Belts and Hoses Lately?

Your vehicle's belt and hoses play a major role when it comes to how smoothly the car runs. Like most drivers and car owners, you probably don't pay much attention to the belt system under the hood. However, the hoses and belts help in powering major vehicle systems, especially for heating and cooling. Suffice to say, preventive maintenance on your car's belts and hoses system can save you from untimely and costly repairs. Here are some of the belts and hoses you should pay attention to and exactly what you should focus on. Timing Belt This notched rubber belt helps to turn your vehicle's crankshaft and camshaft. The belt is crucial that the vehicle cannot run without it. If it breaks while you are on the road, you should pull over immediately and have a certified mechanic have a look. If left unattended, a minor fault in the timing belt could translate to major engine damage, which might be too costly to repair. As a rule of thumb, you should replace your timing belt ... read more