Don’t Become Frayed: Maintain Your Cars Belts and Hoses

Being a car owner comes with many responsibilities including routine maintenance and upkeep. One area that needs routine maintenance is the engine belts and hoses. Below is information about your car belts and hoses and how to maintain them:

  • Belts- Car belts are responsible for driving many different engine parts. Over time belts can begin to deteriorate due to temperature change, debris in the engine, and routine wear and tear that comes with driving your car. It is important to routinely check your belts for signs of wear like glazing, cracks, or splits. Belts should be changed at least every 36,000 miles.
  • Hoses- Hoses are responsible for carrying fluids throughout your engine and help to keep your engine clean and lubricated. Most hoses are made of rubber and over time can deteriorate due to absorbing chemicals in the fluids they carry, dirt build up, and temperature fluctuations. It is important to check your hoses for signs of wear like bulges, cracks, or soft spots when you squeeze the hose. Hoses should be changed at least every three years or 36,000 miles.

At Keller Bros. Ford Lititz we understand how important your cars belts and hoses are to keeping your car safe and operational. If you have any questions regarding belts and hoses come visit our service center in Lititz, PA and speak with one of our experts.

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