If you’ve ever heard the shrill squeal from a vehicle driving by – or even from your own – you understand what can happen to a poorly installed or worn belt. Likewise, a hose that wears out or is improperly attached can cause very serious problems if not fixed immediately. Both belts & hoses are absolutely necessary to the function of your vehicle.
The most common belt in your vehicle is the serpentine belt. This belt will wind through the engine and power the various accessories of your car or truck, including your air conditioning pump, power steering, coolant pump, or another accessory. If this belt breaks, it can result in your car becoming almost immediately undriveable. Some vehicles will use several different belts to power the various accessories and will also need regular maintenance.
Hoses are often integral parts of the heating and cooling system of your vehicle, and wear on these is often the initial signal of their shortened life expectancy. Any damage to hoses risks compromising the heating and cooling systems of your vehicle, which can cause irreparable damage if not repaired. Regular and proactive maintenance will keep your car or truck healthy and happy.
At Scotty Muffler & Auto Repair, we’re dedicated to keeping your vehicle in the best condition in order to keep you and your family safe and on the road for as long as you need. We’re a second-generation family business and have been on the job for you, your family, and your vehicle for 35 years. Let us help you with your car’s belts & hoses today!