Recognizing the Signs of Worn Car Belts and Hoses

Is your car headed for a breakdown? How would you know if you don't recognize the warning signs? Here are a few tips about belts and hoses that could help you avoid car problems.

Timing belts have teeth, are reinforced and help synchronize the camshaft, crankshaft, and distributor. If the teeth are worn and the belt frayed, consider replacing this belt. Serpentine belts transfer power to engine accessories, and when they need replacement, you might hear a squealing noise or see cracks or splits in the belts. Coolant hoses allow fuel and other liquids to move through the vehicle to where they need to go. Visible cracks and splits are your signals to change hoses.

Let Acura of Reno check your belts and hoses while we service your car at our Reno, NV location. While you wait, why not test drive one of our vehicles?

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