Belts and Hoses Repair and Diagnostics In Red Deer
About Belts and Hoses Repair and Diagnostics
Belts are a vital part of your vehicle. They keep the water pump, alternator, power steering, and air-conditioning compressor working properly. Worn belts can be difficult to decipher so have your Integra Tire mechanic inspect them every three to four years.
Hoses act as a connector to ensure that your engine, radiator, and heating block are functioning; over time hoses can become brittle and begin to crack and leak. Hoses should be checked every 5,000 km or at every oil change to ensure that they are functioning properly.When you need expert advice, you can count on the team at Integra Tire Red Deer to get your vehicle up and running in tip-top shape.
Why Maintenance on Belts & Hoses is Critical
A failing belt or hose may not be easily noticeable but, like many vehicle issues, it can snowball into a much larger problem. For example, the belts in your vehicle are meant to stay straight as they turn. A worn belt may have a slight "shimmy" or even lose tension and this will likely not be noticeable at first; however, over time, this slight "shimmy" in your belt can wear every component it powers.
A cracked or leaky hose may also not be noticeable but over time, will cause components to operate roughly or overheat. They may also suddenly fail and leave you on the side of the road with a puddle of fluids and an inoperable vehicle!
Signs of failing belts include:
- Squealing noises under the hood
- Power loss to components of your vehicle, such as your A/C, power steering, or alternator
Signs of failing hoses include:
- Engine overheating due to coolant not being delivered
- Leaking fluids, which you may notice pooling beneath your vehicle
How Do we Diagnose?
The simplest way our specialists will diagnose a belt or hose issue is via a visual inspection. We will test the tension on your belts, look for visual signs of cracks and wear on your belts and hoses, and run various other visual and physical inspections.
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