When you start your engine, does it make a squeaking or grinding sound?
Signs that your belts and hoses need some attention:
- Squeaking sounds when your engine starts
- Loss of power
- Steam coming from engine
- A/C failure
- Leaking coolant or fluids
- Lit up dashboard lights
When should you replace your belts and hoses?
You should inspect them regularly; be sure to schedule routine maintenance as recommended by your manufacturer. Experts claim that all hoses should be replaced about every 4 years or whenever they’re damaged. Compared to other car parts, belts and hoses have a shorter life span since they’re exposed to extreme conditions including chemicals, oils, and hot and cold environments.
Located in Jos, DD Auto Magic is happy to inspect your belts and hoses for damage.
What do belts and hoses do?
Your vehicle’s belts and hoses are vital for it to function properly. They are responsible for the cooling system, A/C system, charging system, engine, and more. When they aren’t working right, it can cause serious damage to your vehicle. Belts keep the internal components of your vehicle moving how they should. Hoses keep the liquids and gases moving in the engine compartment and throughout the entire vehicle. A common hose failure occurs with the radiator hose. When this fails to cool the engine, the engine can overheat which leads to several major issues.
Our professionals know how to handle a wide range of car services. Whether you drive a passenger car or medium sized truck or SUV, our mechanics strive to ensure that your vehicle will be performing at its best.