Take Care of Your Vehicle's Belts and Hoses

Maintaining your vehicle is an ongoing project, but many overlook what they think are simple features--the belts and hoses. These parts may be small, but they are essential to your vehicle's performance and should be kept in top shape.

A system of pulleys and belts run the engine's accessories, including the water pump, alternator, and air conditioner compressor among others. The timing and serpentine belts are the main belts, with the timing belt running the camshaft and the serpentine belt using that energy through the crankshaft to power the accessories. Coolant hoses keep the antifreeze flowing through the engine's cooling system. If the belts and hoses are badly worn, you risk serious damage to your engine, so make sure to check them regularly.

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