The Importance of Belts and Hoses Under Your Car's Hood

A careful examination of your current car's engine bay will show several belts and hoses. Each one performs a specific purpose that's critical for keeping the engine running smoothly. Routine maintenance and replacement is important.

A timing belt has a series of teeth that attaches to the engine's crankshaft. It is what synchronizes the movement of the camshaft, crankshaft, and distributor. The serpentine belts transfer power from the engines to accessories such as the water pump and the power steering. The belt can crack and split over time. Its coolant hoses move antifreeze through the engine, drawing off excessive heat. Without that coolant, the engine can over heat and stop running.

Keeping these hoses and belts in good condition will help you avoid a roadside breakdown. Following the manufacturers recommended maintenance schedule is highly recommended. Have all of your routine maintenance done here at the Mathews Acura service department in Marion.

 

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