Belts and hoses are essential to the safe and reliable operation of your vehicle. Constant exposure to heat and vibrations causes belts and hoses to crack, fray and leak. This can lead to a variety of issues including engine overheating.
Belts and hoses should be inspected regularly. When located in areas where visual inspection isn’t possible, it’s important to follow manufacturer recommendations regarding when to replace them.
Symptoms of Damaged Belts and Hoses
- Visible Cracks or Splits
- Fluid Leaks
- Steam Leaks
- Engine Squealing