Belt & Hose Replacement
Among all the equipment in your vehicle, belts and hoses have the shortest lifespan. These components often crack, leak, or fray due to their constant exposure to heat, vibration, and other harmful chemicals. If not promptly replaced and maintained, it could spell disaster for your vehicle’s performance.
Belt and hose evaluations based solely on their appearance are not enough. At Tire Works Total Car Care, we recommend diligent inspection, and are here to do it. After the inspection, our ASE-certified technicians will let know you if you need a belts and hoses replacement.
What’s Included in Our Belt & Hose Inspections
Here is a sample of how we ensure belt and hose quality:
Visual Inspection of Belts
- Search for clear indications of damage (cracking, glazing, softening, or peeling)
- Test for correct tension
- Test for correct alignment
- Record belt condition for future reference
The following is a brief description of some of the different belts we inspect:
The engine drives some of your vehicle’s accessories. Instead of being supplied by electric power, these accessories rely on a series of pulleys and belts to operate. Some of these accessories include:
- Power steering pump
- Air conditioning compressor
- Radiator cooling fan
- Water pump
Some vehicles require a single serpentine belt to power these accessories (as opposed to several individual belts).
Visual Inspection of Hoses
- Search for leaks, cracks, hardening, or softening.
- Test cooling system for leaks using state-of-the-art pressure technology
- Record hose condition for future reference
The following is a brief description of some of the different hoses we inspect:
If you think of hoses as your vehicle’s circulatory system, then you’ll have an appropriate representation of their importance. Hoses are composed of two rubber layers with fabric in between. Types of hoses vary on make and model, but typically include:
- Fuel hose (sends gasoline from the gas tank to the engine)
- Radiator hose (delivers coolant to engine)
- Power steering hose (connects power steering pump to steering equipment)
- Heater hose (provides coolant to heater core)
Don’t Ignore Your Belts & Hoses
Tire Works wants to give a simple reminder to get your vehicle’s belts and hoses inspected on a regular basis because damaged pieces can seriously harm your vehicle. Research shows that while most people get regular oil changes in Las Vegas, they neglect the condition of their belts and hoses. A leaking hose or a cracked belt will cause you more trouble than an overdue oil change ever will.
Schedule an appointment today for a belts and hoses replacement.
Proudly Serving the Following Locations:
- Henderson Auto Repair & Tire Shop
- Pahrump at State Hwy 160 and State Hwy 372
- 8825 W. Flamingo Rd at El Capitan
- 8532 Blue Diamond Rd at Durango
- 4690 Cactus at Decatur
- 7070 S. Jones Blvd at I-215
- 1925 N. Hollywood Blvd at Lake Mead
- 1280 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd at Maryland Pkwy
- 2220 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy at Green Valley
- 6542 Boulder Hwy at Russell
- 445 W Centennial Pkwy at Commerce
- 7735 W. Sahara Ave at Buffalo
- 9590 W. Tropicana at Fort Apache
- 6455 S. Pecos Rd at Sunset
- 4700 W Craig Rd at Decatur
Frequently Asked Questions
Belts and hoses wear quickly because they are subjected to a lot of use every time the car runs. They will eventually crack, leak, or fray due to exposure to heat, the vibration of the engine, and more. If not promptly replaced and maintained, worn belts and hoses could spell disaster for your vehicle’s performance. Your Tire Works mechanic can evaluate belts and hoses more thoroughly than a visual inspection, and then let you know if any need to be replaced before you are stranded in an emergency. Find the Tire Works auto shop location most convenient for you.