How do we maintain your belts?
Hoses and belts do not have a long lifespan. Serpentine belts last an average of 60 to 90 thousand miles because they endure constant stress while you’re out driving. Unlike other parts throughout your car they are always moving which leads to continual vibrating along with heat and chemical exposure. There are many signs a belt in your car is bad or beginning to go bad. They may be worn and cracked, peeling, frayed, squeaking, or have teeth sheared off. Having belts replaced when they need to be is crucial. When drivers visit Tech Plus Automotive they’re guaranteed a full points vehicle inspection to determine the health and quality of all belts and hoses for their make and model. Voted Scottsdale’s #1 independent service center, our technicians maintain the most popular Import brands including: Acura, BMW, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes, Porsche and Volvo.
A broken belt can cause major failures and the need for greater repairs to your vehicle. Just some of the ways we keep your vehicle’s belts working properly and properly maintained include:
Our technicians visually inspect each belt.
- Locate and identify any damage like peeling, cracking, and glazing.
- Test the tension of each belt to make sure it meets manufacturer specifications.
- Test the alignment of each belt to ensure it sits correctly.
- Record the condition of the belt to reference during future inspections.
Where are drive belts located?
There are a number of engine parts that rely on belts to receive power. When one of these pulleys or belts fails it can destroy the part relying on it. Some of the accessories and major parts run by drive belts in your vehicle include:
- Power steering pump
- Air conditioning compressor
- Radiator cooling fan
- Camshaft and Crankshaft
- Water pump
We inspecta all hoses.
- Look for damage to the hoses like hardening, cracks, or leaks.
- Pressure test the cooling system to identify any leaks and pressure loss.
- Record the condition of the hose to reference during future inspections.
Inspecting the hoses and belts should always be a regular part of your maintenance routine. Our services are the easy way to have these systems inspected. Should a timing belt wear out and break it can even destroy your engine. Make sure to integrate belts and hoses into your vehicle’s regular maintenance plans. You wouldn’t forget an oil change and you shouldn’t forget to inspect these.
Where are hoses located?
Hoses transport fluids throughout your vehicle. Different vehicle models may have different hoses depending on how old they are. We have the right hoses for every make and model. Replacing these before they crack is so important. If you lose fluid while driving it can quickly cause a critical part to dry out, overheat, or run dry. Common hoses include:
- Radiator hose (provides the engine with coolant)
- Fuel line (delivers gasoline from your tank to the engine)
- Heater hose (sends coolant to cool the heater core)
- Power steering hose (sends fluid from the pump to the power steering system)
Protect your car today
Vital belts like the serpentine belt don’t offer any warning signs before breaking and wreaking havoc on your vehicle so it’s crucial that your car is serviced by experienced mechanics that know what to look for. Visit Tech Plus Automotive today for a comprehensive service inspection designed to determine the quality of your beloved vehicle’s internal components including all belts and hoses. Should any issues emerge rest assured that our trained and certified mechanics will perform any necessary repairs/replacements at a fraction of the price of a dealership. Call Tech Plus Automotive today to schedule award-winning service for your vehicle.