BELTS&HOSES

What we do for you:

Did you know that sooner or later your car’s engine accessory drive belts, timing belts, and coolant hoses will dry out and crack? Over time, serpentine belts and radiator hoses require replacement, because they lose their ability to properly expand and contract.

 

In addition to car belts and hose replacement, we also provide a range of preventive car maintenance services, including oil changes, fluid flushes, and filter replacements. Our experienced mechanics can detect many potential belt and car hose problems with a simple visual inspection.

Regular inspections, coupled with timely automotive belt and hose replacement in accordance with your vehicle manufacturer's automotive maintenance schedule, will help protect against roadside breakdowns and expensive repairs.

Belts & hoses in depth:

A series of belts and pulleys drive engine accessories such as the alternator, water pump, fan, power steering pump, air conditioning compressor and air injection pump. The timing belt maintains the precise synchronization required to keep the engine’s valves and pistons moving in sync. Hoses and steel lines transfer coolant, brake fluid and fuel throughout the vehicle. Over time, these parts may crack, rust or leak. So, protect yourself by following the factory maintenance schedule.

At West side autos, we follow a few guidelines for maintenance services, for example, we only replace whats needed and don't overcharge you, including belt and hose replacement, our range of services to your belts and hoses are top of the range. Our store has access to factory maintenance schedules for most makes and models on the road. So, when you visit, ask us to provide your car’s schedule and we will send your reveiw to your email address. You can also find the factory recommended and our personal maintenance schedule for most vehicles on the internet, or by calling us and asking for our personal choices for your vehicle and it's use.

Timing Belt

The timing belt is a toothed, reinforced belt used to drive the camshaft via a sprocket to a crankshaft. It ensures the synchronization of the engine's camshaft, crankshaft and distributor.

Signs of wear: Worn teeth, fraying, engine backfires or stops.

Serpentine Belts

These belts transfer power from the crankshaft to all of the engine accessories. When this single belt breaks, it can cause damage to the engine through overheating, loss of the charging system or loss of power steering.

Signs of wear: Cracking, splitting, slipping and squealing

Coolant Hoses

These are hoses that transfer antifreeze throughout the engine cooling system, including the radiator and the heater core.

Signs of wear: Cracking, splitting and brittle or soft spots