Auto Belts and Hoses
Auto Belts and Hoses – What are they?
You car’s belts and hoses are essential to the cooling, air conditioning and charging systems, and the engine. Don’t take these routine replacement intervals for granted because they can break down and leave you stranded.
What do they do?
The timing belt keeps the crankshaft and camshaft mechanically synchronized to maintain engine timing. Whether serpentine, V-belt or fan belt (the belts on the outside of the engine), they all transmit power from the front of the engine to accessories that need to be driven, such as the air conditioning, the charging system and fans. Radiator and heat hoses carry coolant to and from the engine, radiator and heater core.
Typical Wear and Tear
Key items that affect the replacement interval for belts and hoses:
Failed hose clamps
- Squeaking noise from under the hood during start-up or operation
- Coolant leaks
- Dashboard light will illuminate
The belts and hoses most frequently used are:
A. Serpentine belt
B. Heater hoses
C. Lower radiator hose
D. Drive belt (V-belt)
E. Fan belt
F. Upper radiator belt
G. Timing belt
Not all cars use timing belts. Also, some cars may use one serpentine belt for all accessories, others may use a combination of serpentine and V-belts, while others may use only V-belts.
Below are some of the many auto repair services that
ExperTec Automotive offers.
The Independent Service Center warrants the repairs and services performed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for 36 months, or 36,000 miles of use, whichever comes first. Odometer reading and date of original repair will be used to determine eligibility. Independent Service Centers may stock different brands of merchandise by location. Each participating outlet has the right to replace a covered part with a like part of equal value. After 36 months or 36,000 miles, participating Service Centers will honor the manufacturer's written warranty on parts replacement (labor excluded) and the manufacturer's written policy will govern product replacement. The original invoice must be presented for the claim and must clearly bear the Protection Plus logo. You MUST keep a copy of the original receipt for the warranty to be valid.