Belts Hoses Filters

Belts are critical components to proper engine and accessory operation. Timing belts ensure proper alignment of vital engine components. Accessory belts, depending on the make of your vehicle, operate vital system components. Because of the hostile environment caused by stress and heat, belts should be inspected regularly for wear.

Have accessory belts inspected by a certified professional at every oil change.
Squealing noises should be checked immediately.

Timing belt should be replaced according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
Most common recommended timing belt replacement intervals are 60,000 and 90,000 miles.

Car-Maintenance-Checklist-belts

Benefits of Properly Maintained Accessory Belts:

Proper operation of accessories

Passenger comfort

Safety

Benefits of Properly Maintained Filters:

Longer engine life

Power/performance

Fuel economy (in stop & go driving)

Cleaner oil

Lower emissions

Quick starting

Increased component life expectancy

Prevent wear

Increased heating & A/C efficiency

Reduces musty odors & airborne bacteria

Symptoms of a malfunctioning accessory belt/tensioner:

squealing

poor electrical system operation at low speeds

overheating

loss of power steering

clicking or popping noise (tensioner failure)

Symptoms of a broken or slipped timing belt:

​engine dies or will not restart

low power/sluggish operation

bent valves or damaged pistons (interfering engines)

Symptoms of a restricted or contaminated air filter:

reduced performance

hesitation

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