Signature Repairs recommends routine inspection of the belts and houses in your vehicle at periodic intervals.
Belts are used on most engines to turn the water pump, alternator, power steering and air- conditioning compressor. Belts are constantly moving and generating heat from friction, this can result for the belt to break down and harden. After a time this can break apart and snap, if the belt snaps partial or complete function may be post in areas of your vehicle.
With wear rubber hoses can become hard and brittle, deteriorating with age and exposure to extreme temperatures, causing the hose to split, blister or leak. Belts also break down with heat, usage and age.
It’s not easy to know the true condition of a belt or hose by its outward appearance, because most belts and hoses fail from the inside out. Regular checks can help prevent damage or unexpected breakdowns, it's recommended to replace the timing belt every 80,000 to 160,000 kilometers based on the vehicle owner's manual.
Have your vehicles belts and hoses checked by Signature Repairs in Barrie, Ontario