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Green Bay, WI 54302

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Belts, Hoses and Savings, Oh My!

Losing a belt today can mean big trouble for your engine tomorrow. Serpentine belts are used on most engines to turn the water pump, alternator, power steering, and air-conditioning compressor. If a belt snaps, you may be stranded. Meanwhile, a blown hose could result in an overheated engine and can cause additional engine damage.

  • Hoses should be checked at each oil change for hardening (or softening) by pinching. Any hose that feels rock-hard or mushy is due for replacement. Leaking, visible cracks, blistering or any other visible damage on the outside of the hose also indicates a need for replacement.
  • The clamps should be replaced when new hoses are installed.
  • Most serpentine belts should be replaced every 60,000-100,000 miles.
  • Replace the timing belt between 60,000 and 90,000 miles or based on the interval specified in your owner’s manual.

According to the Car Care Council, nearly one-third of all cars and light trucks have belts or hoses that should probably be replaced. Proper maintenance of your vehicle’s belts and hoses is an easy way to protect your car’s reliability and prevent more costly repairs down the line.

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Promotion ends February 28, 2015.

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