If you have ever taken a look under the hood of a vehicle, you might have felt overwhelmed by all the different parts, belts, hoses, and vents. Belts and hoses are vital to the operation of your vehicle. They are also some of the most common reasons for vehicle break down. To help prevent your car from breaking down, make sure your belts and hoses are checked at regular intervals. You can visit Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service at any one of our convenient locations for belt and hose repair or an inspection. We recommend having them checked every 3,000 miles or with every oil change. When you visit our experts for routine maintenance, we’ll be sure to check on your car’s belts and hoses.
What to Look For
During a belt inspection our technicians check each belt for:
- Glazing, cracking, peeling, and softening
- Proper tensioning
- Proper drive pulley alignment
During a hose inspection our technicians:
- Check for leaks
- Check for hardening, cracking, and softening
- Perform a cooling system pressure test to help check for leaks
- Check for loose or worn clamps
Avoid Catastrophic Repairs
Belt and hose repair can prevent catastrophic issues with your car. Most of the belts and hoses in your car are critical for proper function. If they break or fail, the consequences could leave your car useless. A timing belt, for example, synchronizes the engine’s parts, and if it fails, the parts will collide causing total engine shutdown. Failed hydraulic hoses can have similar debilitating results. If you visit Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service for routine care, we’ll keep your car’s belts and hoses in good condition.
Contact Us Today
Are you concerned about your vehicle’s belts and hoses, or do you want to make sure they’re good to go with maintenance? Contact the experts at Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service today for belt and hose repair. We have shops throughout Louisiana, and we’re always close by when you need automotive support. Find the location that’s most convenient for you to call or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you!