Vehicle Belt and Hose Maintenance in El Paso, TX
Problems with your belts and hoses are one of the most common reasons cars end up breaking down. Your belts keep your engine’s components moving in unison. Your hoses transport the various fluids within your engine, like oil, coolant, brake fluid, and power steering fluid. Tops Tire and Wheel in El Paso, TX can repair, replace, and maintain your belts and hoses in a way that will prevent these sorts of issues. The best way to avoid a breakdown is to replace these parts as soon as they show signs of trouble. If your belts or hoses are causing you problems, contact us to schedule an appointment.
Understanding Your Serpentine and Timing Belts
There are two types of belts that keep your engine running smoothly. Tops Tire and Wheel believes it is helpful for car owners to understand the difference between these two types of belts. The serpentine belt is the most visible belt under your hood. It keeps the alternator, power steering pump, and AC compressor running in unison. Your timing belt is harder to see because it is deeper within the engine. The timing belt goes from the crankshaft to the camshaft. Both belts are essential to the functioning of your vehicle. Problems with either are almost certain to result in an unexpected breakdown.
Why Do You Need to Replace Your Hoses?
Anyone who has looked under the hood of their car has likely noticed a series of black rubber hoses running every which way. These hoses are responsible for transporting fluid from one component to another. The transportation of gasoline, coolant, brake fluid, washer fluid, and much more keeps your car functioning properly. However, just like belts, hoses tend to become brittle and crack over time. A leaking or completely severed hose can cause fluids to get into places they shouldn’t and cause more harm to your vehicle. This is why Tops Tire and Wheel recommends routine hose inspections and replacements.
Schedule an Appointment With Tops Tire and Wheel Today!
Yearly maintenance and inspections of your belts and hoses are the only way to prevent unexpected breakdowns. Hoses and belts are made of rubber. After being exposed to weather and routine wear and tear, that rubber will eventually need to be replaced. The only question is whether you will replace them before or after your vehicle breaks down. To get your belts and hoses replaced, repaired, or inspected, you can call us or schedule an appointment online.