Often overlooked, the belts and hoses in your car perform a number of critical functions. Foremost among these is driving engine accessories such as the alternator, air conditioner compressor, water pump, and air injection pump among others. At Piazza Honda of Springfield, we want to help Springfield motorists learn more about the importance of properly maintaining these components.

Signs That Your Car's Belts Or Hoses May Need To Be Replaced

If a timing belt fails, this could lead to thousands of dollars in engine damage. Thus, in addition to having your vehicle regularly inspected and tuned up, you should also be on the lookout for signs of common problems. A belt that squeals likely indicates extra and potentially harmful friction. This problem commonly develops after the belt has slipped.

Inspecting Your Vehicle's Belts And Hoses

Due to the level of precision required in the operation of these components, it is best to always have them inspected and replaced by licensed professionals. Essential parts replacements can often be handled during your regularly scheduled tune-up. For more info on maintaining your vehicle's belts and hoses, or to schedule professional auto service, drop by Piazza Honda of Springfield today.

 

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