Belts and hoses should be inspected about once a month.

Look for frayed. worn, glazed or cracked belts. Most cars today have only one belt that controls all systems (fan, alternator, water pump, power steering, air conditioning, etc.) Most auto manufacturers recommend replacing the belts approximately every 30,000 to 50,000 miles or if a belt has more than 10 cracks in a one—inch section of the belt. A trained technician can usually install most new belts on most cars in about an hour.

You should look for swelling, softness or cracking. Inspecting hoses could potentially be dangerous if the motor is at operating temperature. Ask one of our professionals to inspect your hoses today

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