Like most of the components of your vehicle, the timing belts, drive belts and coolant hoses on your car will eventually need to be replaced. Due to the continuing wear and tear these pieces are often exposed to, it is only a matter of time before they completely wear out. If a belt breaks or a hose cracks while the engine is running, it can often lead to serious and potentially dangerous problems that can be extremely expensive to repair. This makes it all the more important to not only have your vehicle’s belts and hoses inspected regularly, but to have that inspection carried out by a knowledgeable and professional mechanic. At Bill & Walter’s Garage, we have plenty of mechanics that can give you an honest assessment of your vehicle’s components that you can rely on. If your car does require any hoses or belts to be repaired or replaced, rest assured that our mechanics will notify you immediately, and will be ready to make the necessary repairs that will keep your car running smoothly, and yourself and your passengers safe.
For over 50 years the experts at Bill & Walter’s Garage have been bringing top quality auto repairs to drivers throughout the Burnaby area. We take a great deal of pride in the amount of experience we have gained in that time, and will be sure to let our customers benefit from our knowledge. In the case of replacing your vehicle’s belts and hoses, our mechanics follow the specific service guidelines of each manufacturer, while making sure to keep an eye out for any other signs that signal it might be time for a replacement. Here are some of the major issues to keep an eye out for with your vehicle’s belts and hoses:
- Timing Belt – Worn teeth, fraying of the belt, engine tends to stop, engine backfires
- Serpentine Belts – Cracking or splitting of the belt, slipping and squealing noises from the engine
- Coolant Hoses – Cracking and splitting, soft spots on hose, brittle
If you have noticed any of these issues while driving or looking under the hood of your vehicle, give us a call or contact us online right away. The sooner the issue with your belt or hose is repaired, the less likely it will be to cause any major damage to the rest of your vehicle. Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date.