Belts and Hoses Video Tip - Midas Hawaii Auto Repair & Service
Belts and Hoses
Don't Blow It! Replace Your Vehicle's Belts, Hoses Regularly
A blown hose could result in an overheated engine and can cause additional engine damage. Rubber hoses can become hard and brittle, deteriorating with age and exposure to heat, causing the hose to split, blister or leak. Belts also break down with heat, mileage and age.
Losing a belt today can mean big trouble for the engine because serpentine belts are used on most engines to turn the water pump, alternator, power steering and air conditioning compressor.
Replacing belts, radiator and heater hoses according tot he manufacturer's service guidelines may help to prevent your car from breaking down.