Many people do not realize it, but automobiles are filled with a wide array of different belts and hoses. Each one of these auto parts does something that is critically important to keep your car running in the best possible condition. Indeed, many of the key components in your car, from the engine to the air conditioning system, rely on belts and hoses to operate.
If a belt or a hose, breaks, cracks or ruptures, it could cause very serious damage to your vehicle. As such, it is imperative that you have your car’s belts and hoses inspected by a qualified professional on a regular basis. The last thing you want to deal with is a nasty repair bill because a worn out hose ruptured and sprayed fluid everywhere underneath the hood of your car.
At Elite RV & Car Care, we offer complete automotive belt and hose inspection and repair services. Our team will make sure your belts and hoses are in proper working condition, and we will repair any problems that we find. If you need assistance from a top-rated belt and hose repair auto shop, please contact our team of mechanics today.
What You Need to Know About Belts
Inspect: You should inspect all belts once per month, or, at the very least, get all of your vehicle’s belts inspected with every oil change.
Look for: Look for any damage to your car’s belts. Specifically, frayed, worn, glazed or cracked belts indicate a problem.
Replace: You should get your belts replaced every 75,000 miles. Though, if a belt has more than 10 cracks in a one inch section, it needs to be changed. Further, if there is any serious damage, you should address the problem and get the damaged belt replaced immediately.
What You Need to Know About Hoses
Inspect: You should inspect your vehicle’s hose once every three months, or with each oil change.
Look for: You should be on the lookout for and swelling, softness or cracking. Please be aware of the fact that inspecting hoses can be extremely dangerous if the engine is at operating temperature. For your safety, it is best to trust Elite’s experienced technicians to perform inspections.
Replace: Your vehicle’s hoses should be replaced as needed. If you see any problems, take your car to a qualified mechanic for an inspection.
The Types of Belts and Hoses in Your Car
- Serpentine Belt;
- Drive Belt;
- Fan Belt;
- Timing Belt;
- Coolant Hoses;
- Brake Hoses;
- Fuel Hose; and
- Radiator Hose.
What We Look for During a Belt and Hose Inspection
When our mechanics look under your hood, we will comprehensively check every belt and hose on your car to make sure that it is still in reliable and working condition. During the inspection, some of the specific things that we check for include:
- Striped belts;
- Soft belts;
- Hard belts;
- Loose belts without inadequate tension;
- Defective pulleys;
- Cracks in hoses;
- Split hoses; and
- Worn out clamps.
Why Choose Our Top-Rated Auto Mechanics?
When you work with our team, we promise to:
Make your auto repair experience more convenient;
Provide friendly and professional customer service;
Offer fair, competitive prices;
Same day service, for most belt and hose repairs; and
We will get the job done right — the first time.
To get your automobile’s belts/hoses inspected or replaced, call us today at (281) 812-3085 or email us to set up your appointment. We look forward to serving you!