Belts and Hoses: When Do You Replace Them?

Belts and hoses are some of the parts on your vehicle that just wear out over time. You didn't do anything wrong; it just happens because they are made of plastic or rubber, and they wear away after repeated use. It's worthwhile to know what some of the major belts and hoses on your car are so that you can have them checked and replaced.

The timing belt is one part that you should have checked, and you should have a look at your owner's manual to know when's the right time for your vehicle. This belt synchronizes the camshaft and crankshaft, and if it breaks when the vehicle is running, you could ruin your engine. Cooling hoses are also commonly replaced. These transport antifreeze, and cracking or brittleness are signs that they need to be replaced.

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