You’ve probably heard it before: monitoring your vehicle’s belts and hoses is an important part of routine car maintenance. While this is certainly true, it doesn’t do any good if you’re not sure how to properly identify and assess the condition of these components. Luckily, monitoring your vehicle’s belts and hoses is relatively simple, and can help you identify a problem before it develops into a more costly concern. Read on to learn more about how to check your car’s belt and hoses.
Typically, your “hoses” refers to your vehicle’s coolant and heater hoses, which are both important and vulnerable. Designed to hold coolant at specific pressure levels, your car’s hoses are subjected to particularly demanding conditions. Some general tips when checking on your car’s hoses include:
If you have any additional questions regarding your vehicle’s belts and hoses, feel free to speak with our staff at the Jack Miller Parts Center.