Your vehicle is made up of several moving parts that require fluid to function correctly. Every hose has to face immense pressure to move the fluids to where they need to be, and this pressure can lead to ruptured hoses and leaks. Maintaining the different hoses will keep your engine running smoothly for longer.
Belts and hoses are made up of rubber and other synthetic materials. As a result, they can dry out and deteriorate over time. Cassidy Tire & Service provides a FREE Vehicle inspection with every service. Regular vehicle inspections will allow a technician to spot dry and deteriorating belts and hoses before they fail.
Should we determine a service recommendation on belts or hoses, our technicians will show you the problem, provide an estimate, and thoroughly review your options with you. The only way to service belts and hoses is to replace them. Any hoses that need replacing will also make it necessary to replace any coolant/antifreeze lost in the process.
Timing and serpentine belts need regular inspections and, possibly, replacement to ensure your vehicle is in top running condition.
Serpentine belts, also called drive belts or accessory belts, are responsible for rotating the accessories to spin while the engine is running. Accessories include the water pump, power steering pump, and air conditioner compressor. The timing belt helps keep the camshaft and crankshaft in sync. When either belt gets worn or stretched, it can break or slip off and cause severe problems.
Replacing a serpentine or timing belt should always be performed by a qualified mechanic. A certified technician at our repair shop can quickly identify any signs of wear and suggest necessary repairs or replacements.
To keep your driving safe and worry-free in Chicago, replace your serpentine and timing belts according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Paying particular attention to your car's accessory and timing belts can ensure your vehicle is running correctly and safely. Find your nearest Cassidy Tire & Service today to schedule a maintenance checkup.
In Chicago, radiator and antifreeze hoses can suffer from wear over time, especially when exposed to the elements. Signs of potential hose damage include bulging, cracking, or frayed edges. A cracked hose can cause coolant leaks and engine overheating, potentially leading to expensive repairs. If you detect a crack in your radiator hose, it is vital to replace it immediately. Our certified mechanics can replace worn or damaged hoses to keep your vehicle running at peak performance. Contact us today!