The Importance of Belt and Hose Replacements

Did you know that your vehicle's belts and hoses are significant parts performing crucial functions of your engine's charging, air conditioning, and cooling systems? Our car care experts at Sun Devil Auto understand the value of routine belt and hose maintenance and replacement intervals for your vehicle. In fact, regular replacement of your car’s belts and hoses may help prevent pricey repairs down the road.

Benefits of Routine Belt and Hose Maintenance

Belts and hoses have short life spans as a result of mileage, age, tension, and oil contaminants. Other exposures have the potential to create cracks and leaks, such as harmful chemicals, vehicle vibrations, and engine heat. Some signs that the belts and hoses may require replacement include:

  • 5 years or 60,000 miles since last replacement
  • Air conditioning failure
  • Complete loss of power due to alternator discharging
  • Coolant or other fluid leaks
  • Illuminated dashboard lights
  • Steam rising from the engine
  • Grinding or screeching noises when the engine starts

Routine inspections and maintenance of belts and hoses is always necessary, but even more so during the summer season when increased temperatures may accelerate deterioration of the rubber components. Because belts and hoses can be difficult to inspect visually, an expert at one of our Sun Devil Auto service centers will be happy to ensure the belts and hoses on your car are in perfect working condition.

Trust the Experts

Since 1978, Sun Devil Auto has been providing auto repair and maintenance in multiple locations throughout the Phoenix area. We are dedicated to earning your trust by keeping your car running like new. Each of our Sun Devil Auto service centers offers a full range of automotive repair services, and we proudly guarantee all work we perform in writing. We understand that you have many choices for car repairs and maintenance, so we offer a comprehensive array of services for all types of vehicles. We complete the job you need correctly and on budget the first time, because we want to earn and keep your business. Our technicians are ASE Certified, and we are proud to be members of the Better Business Bureau.

Stop by Today

We would be honored to be your service center of choice for your car or truck’s maintenance and repair needs. If you would like to ensure your vehicle’s belts and hoses are in top shape and ready for the summer months, or if you would like to learn more about the many other services we provide, please give us a call or stop by one of our conveniently located shops today.