BELTS & HOSES

BELTS & HOSES

Your car's engine compartment is a miserable environment, combining extreme temperature variations and caustic chemicals, roadway dust projectiles and driveline vibrations. And that's the environment where your car's hoses and belts reside. Not much wonder that those rubber components have a limited lifespan! And those rubber components are necessary to keep your car running dependably. The belts drive your car's critical systems: They pump coolant through the cooling system, keep the battery charged, provide the power to the power steering system, and drive the air conditioning compressor. The hoses connect your vehicle's engine to the chassis, allowing coolant to flow from the engine's water jacket to the radiator and heater core. A blown hose will allow that coolant to leak out, potentially causing catastrophic overheating to the powertrain in seconds.