Automotive Belts & Hoses Repair and Service
Belts and hoses are an often-overlooked maintenance check for your vehicle. If they aren’t inspected or checked during other routine services, the damage from these faulty vehicle parts can result in your engine overheating, loss of power steering, or damage to your cooling system.
Automotive hoses and belts can be hard to inspect on your own, and we always recommend that you visit Austin Automotive Specialists for inspection and maintenance on these parts. If your car is making funny noises such as squealing or slipping or you notice that your vehicle’s performance is bad, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible to avoid engine trouble and more expensive repairs.
Timing Belt: This a toothed, reinforced belt used to drive the camshaft and ensures the synchronization of an engine’s camshaft, crankshaft, and distributor. Signs of wear include worn teeth, fraying, or your engine stopping or backfiring.
Serpentine Belts: They transfer power from the crankshaft to the accessories of the engine. If this belt breaks, the damage can result in the engine overheating, loss of the charging system, or power steering loss. Signs of wear include cracking, splitting, squealing, or slipping.
Coolant Hoses: These hoses transfer antifreeze, or coolant, through the engine’s cooling system that also includes the radiator and heater core. Signs of wear include cracking, splitting, or soft spots.