Belts & Hoses: Warning Signs

Have you had your oil changed recently? Then you probably had the mechanic also check out your belts, hoses, and fluids. Most mechanics do this automatically when you come in for an oil change, but others may not tell you if they spot worn teeth on your timing belt or soft spots on your coolant hoses. These are real issues that could develop into further damage if you aren’t careful.

The major belts and hoses to check include the timing belt, serpentine belts, coolant hose, and heater hoses. All of these have the potential to crack, split, break, or wear out due to long-term use and exposure to the elements. Cars under 30,000 miles typically don’t have to worry about these issues, but as your car gets older, it’s best to check in with your mechanic every 3,000 miles to ensure there are no issues.

You can get help today when you stop by Ed Martin Acura located in Indianapolis. We have expert mechanics standing by waiting to help you.


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