The belts and hoses in our vehicles have important jobs, keeping systems running smoothly and also circulating fluids. Over time, both belts and hoses can begin to break down and wear out. The best way to catch a belt or hose repair early is to have your vehicle inspected regularly. At Auto Clinic Care in Rockville, MD, we are the experts when it comes to belts and hoses on all makes and models of vehicles. Our ASE certified mechanics will help you take proper care of your vehicle’s belts and hoses and can repair or replace any part when needed.
Important belts in your vehicle, such as the drive belt and timing belt, will wear out over time and may begin to crack. Damage to any belts can cause those belts to snap unexpectedly. Often times, damage to these belts cannot be seen with the naked eye, which is why it is important to replace your vehicle’s belts according to your manufacturer’s recommendations. Hoses also need to be inspected regularly for leaks or corrosion. A leak from a hose can also cause corrosion and break down of important parts.
Any of the following symptoms can indicate an issue with a belt or hose in your vehicle:
- Grinding or squealing noise while driving
- Engine overheating
- Lack of power
- Leaking fluids
- Power steering or A/C failure
- Vehicle “slipping”
- Vibrating while driving
As soon as you notice any of the issues listed above, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle into our shop for an inspection. A broken belt or hose can cause much more damage to internal parts of your vehicle if ignored. Our shop has the latest tools and technology to accurately diagnose and repair your car back to top working condition.
When you need belts and hoses service or repair, we invite you to our experts here at Auto Clinic Care. Give us a call or stop by our shop today!