Belts & Hoses
Serpentine belt, known as drive belt and Timing belt are used in a vehicle for major purpose of engine.
Belt Serpentine belt is a rubber belt that transmits power to the mechanical accessories of engine such as an air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, alternator, cooling fan, water pump and air injection pump. Belt breaks down due to the heat produced in the engine; the belt can evolve cracks over time and ultimately broken. If the belt is broken, the engine elements will give up functioning; the engine will overheat and cause damage. Squealing noise from engine, power steering failure and overheating engine are indications that the drive belt needs replacement. Car Tech Tires technicians inspect vehicle’s serpentine belt during oil change on the customer request.
The timing belt known as camshaft drive belt joins the camshaft to the crankshaft of the engine.It facilitates the crankshaft to run the camshaft and drives the engine’s internal machinery in synchronized timings to make sure accurate piston movement that makes an engine run. If the timing belt cracks, your engine will stop working and it may result into engine damage internally. If the timing belt loosens, it may result in a loss of synchronization and engine working with a slapping noise from belt. Though, the timing belt should be replaced every 40,000 to 50,000 miles, depending on your vehicle’s make and model.
Radiator or Coolant hoses are most important parts of a vehicle’s cooling system. It is designed to keep the engine cool. If a hose leaks, the engine will overheat and causes severe damage. It is suggested to have the vehicle hoses examined twice a year.