Under your hood, the belts and hoses that carry energy and coolant will deteriorate over time. It’s critical to get them examined at the intervals recommended by the manufacturer of your car.
Radiator hoses are in charge of transporting hot coolant from your vehicle’s engine to the radiator for cooling and then returning to the engine after the coolant temperature has been reduced. The hoses and associated components allow coolant to flow efficiently through your vehicle’s cooling system. Replacing your car’s radiator hoses before they start leaking will help you avoid a breakdown and potentially costly repairs
Cars with an overhead cam design utilize a timing belt to drive and accurately coordinate camshaft motions. The timing belt, like a serpentine or v-belt, will degrade over time owing to factors like temperature and load. Unfortunately, because the timing belt is stored within the engine and below the timing cover, wear is always evident to the human eye. Examine your car’s timing belt for any faults by having a trained automotive mechanic inspect it.
Belts enable your vehicle’s spinning components, such as the alternator, power steering pump, water pump, and A/C compressor, to continue operating. Some vehicles have V-belts on each component. Others use a serpentine belt, which is a big, multi-groove belt that wraps around all of your vehicle’s moving components. Cracks, fraying, or splitting in any type of belt might signal that it’s time to replace it.
A belt tensioner is a spring-loaded device with a pulley that maintains the serpentine belt securely wrapped around the ancillary components of your engine. When a new serpentine belt is required or if your belts are screeching, the tensioner and all pulleys should be examined. If the tensioner is worn or broken, it must be replaced.
For instructions on when to repair a radiator hose, consult your owner’s handbook. We recommend changing the radiator hose in your automobile every four years or 60,00 miles, whichever comes first. Other issues such as frequent stop-and-go driving, leaks, and persistent exposure to high temperatures can also impact this period
The timing belt in your automobile synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft so that the engine’s valves open and close at the correct times throughout the intake and exhaust strokes of each cylinder
To find the manufacturer’s suggested change interval, see your owner’s handbook. Keep in mind that time, temperature, and tension are just a few of the numerous elements that might deteriorate a timing belt. If you suspect your timing belt is failing, have a local automotive mechanic examine it.
There are seven warning signs that your timing belt might soon fail. The first four are visual and can be seen once the timing cover is removed. Look for worn or sheared teeth on the belt, worn lands between the teeth, cracks or wear along the back of the belt, and damaged or worn edges. Additionally, difficulty starting your car, contaminated grease or oil, and a high-pitched shrieking or whirring sound could all be signs that it’s time to replace your timing belt. If you notice any of these signs, schedule an appointment with a Aladdin service center near you today.
Check your owner’s manual for your manufacturer’s recommended change intervals. Other factors, such as driving style and conditions, can accelerate this timeline. Our automotive technicians near you are here to help if you have concerns about your serpentine belt or V-belts. Schedule an appointment today.
A belt tensioner fails when it loses tensioning ability over time or if it’s defective. This hinders the engine components from rotating due to a lack of resistance. If a belt tensioner fails, your serpentine or V-belt is likely to breakdown or be thrown from its positioning, which can lead to costly repairs. If the belt tears or is thrown from its positioning, the vehicle will shut down within minutes.
*** Servicing a hybrid vehicle usually requires removal of trunk access panel for power supply access, shut off and reconnection
*** Hybrid vehicle service will result in an additional $15.00 fee
A shop supply fee will be an additional charge (except in NY and CA) of 9.99% up to $35.00. Each individual work order will identify and apply any applicable shop supply charge.