Understanding Car Belts and Hoses

Your car is home to a multitude of belts and hoses. Each one plays a unique role in getting your car to run properly. The most common belts and hoses include the serpentine belt, the timing belt and coolant hoses.

The timing belt keeps your car's camshaft and crankshaft running in unison. If the crankshaft and camshaft do not run properly, your car's engine will not run. Serpentine belts keep your car's water pump, alternator, power steering and air conditioner running correctly. Coolant hoses distribute antifreeze from the radiator to your car's engine heads to prevent overheating. When coolant hoses leak or start to fail, it can cause serious engine damage. Coolant houses also distribute water to the heater core, which helps keep the heating system working properly.

Visit us at Corley's Albuquerque Volvo today and let one of our technicians inspect your belts and hoses for leaks or wear and tear.

 

 

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