Checking and or replacing or refilling your cars vehicles is a routine task; but along with checking the fluids, another routine task should be checking the conditions of all belts, hoses, clamps and car supports.
Failure or weakness of any of these car parts can cause even more serious damage that may require the car repair from a professional auto mechanic. For example, a belt failure can result in an overheated engine or loss of other important engine functions, if a hose is leaking the antifreeze or coolant the cooling system of the engine will fail and thus the engine will overheat, an overheated engine can result in very costly car repairs. You can follow the article on "Overheating- How, Why and What to do?".
Essential belts and hoses are typically made of rubber, causing them to be weak parts- they can change in various weather conditions. The constant fluctuation causes greater weakness, resulting in cracks or breaking or tiny pinholes developing in the rubber.
Easy maintenance will prevent serious damage and overheating to your engine.
The very best car care you can provide to hoses and belts is simply to inspect them visually as often as you can but on a regular basis. Driving for a long time and taking care of the oil, filters and other parts of the car, you might have missed some vital issues about hoses, belts, and clamps which are overlooked by many drivers. So by the time you got an attention about these parts, you may have found the hoses or belts being cracked or damaged severely.
What to look for- Inspecting Hoses, Belts and Clamps
If you don't know how to check engine hoses, belts or clamps and don't know what to look for, here are few tips to help you inspect the hoses, clamps, and belts.
When replacing the belts, hoses or clams yourself be sure you purchase an identical part (length, width, and number of grooves should match exactly.) A typical auto parts store can provide the appropriate part for you, based on the year of the car, the make and the model. Typically a car parts shop will assist you in car care and make sure you have purchased the precise replacement parts. Be sure to consult your owners’ manual prior to performing any auto repair yourself.
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