Nothing in a car is designed to last forever. When it comes to hoses and belts, most of us don’t think about them until the break.

What happens when they Break?

There’s no easing into a broken belt or hose. Usually, they break all of a sudden. It doesn’t matter where you are or how fast you’re driving. Based upon “Murphy’s Law,” they’ll usually break at a point that’s most inconvenient. When they break, unless you’re very lucky, repair is usually expensive because:

  • If the belt to the steering pump breaks, you could lose control of your car. The result could be substantial damage. Belts drive many parts of your car. Any break can put you and your car at risk.
  • If you lose all your coolant due to a hose break, your engine could seize-up. Then you’ll have to replace it. This can happen very quickly.

What Should You Do?

Hose and Belt manufacturers have recommendations for changing hoses and belts. It depends on the type of hose or belt you have in your car. Some manufacturers recommend belt and hose changes after three years or 36,000 miles. Others may recommend five years or 50,000 miles.

So, what should you do? Stop in to see the good folks at Light Truck and Auto. They’ll perform a preventative maintenance checkup on your belts and hoses. It only takes a few minutes. Those few minutes could ultimately make your car safe to drive. They could save some pretty expensive repairs or an engine replacement.

Get Your Belts and Hoses Checked Today

The folks at Light Truck and Auto are passionate about safety for you with your car. Take a few minutes to make an appointment for a maintenance check on your belts and hoses.  Light Truck and Auto in Burkburnett and Iowa Park, Texas is the best in truck and auto repair.

Make sure your belts and hoses don’t get the best of you. Call light Truck and Auto today at 940-569-9344 for a preventative maintenance checkup.