All too often overlooked, belts and hoses are among the most critical parts in your car. They also tend to be the parts that fail the first and the most frequently. Our service team at Cox Auto Group offers a quick intro to belts and hoses, what they are and what they do.

Belts that Drive Accessories

The power steering, AC compressor and alternator are all accessories in your vehicle that need a belt to help them function, namely the serpentine belt. Aptly named, it 'snakes' around the front of your traditional gas-powered engine. Also in the engine, the timing belt ensures that a piston engine's crankshaft and camshaft have synchronized rotation.

The Gist of Hoses

Hoses invariably support systems in your car responsible for cooling the radiator or engine as well as conveying fuel and assisting with power steering. Depending on the belt or hose, your driving behavior and the type of new/preowned car you have, check belts and hoses

  • Every 36,000 miles (V belts)
  • Every 40,000 miles (all hoses)
  • Every 50,000 miles (serpentine belts)
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