Belt & Hose Service
Ford Engine Belt & Hose Service in San Antonio
All things expire, and your car’s serpentine belts and hoses are no exceptions. Worn-down engine belts can crack and slip off of pulleys, rendering them completely useless. Hoses can glaze and snap in two after extreme temperature changes, which could result in leaking fluid. Luckily, if caught early, those busted belts and hole-ridden hoses can easily be replaced before they can wreak havoc on the rest of your car’s engine.
But how would you know if your car needs a little extra TLC when it comes to belts and hoses? Northside Ford recommends that you monitor your car for the following signs.
Signs of Worn Out Belts & Hoses
If your Ford isn’t acting particularly Ford-like, it may very well need new hoses or engine belts. Some symptoms of belt and hose damage include:
- Loss of power when steering, going through water, or even accelerating straight
- Grinding, whining, or chirping sounds under the hood (rather than near the brake pads)
- Constant vibration when idling
- An overheated engine
- Nonfunctioning electrical charging system
- No air conditioning
- Frequent need to refill vital fluids, such as coolant or anti-freeze
Professional Ford Engine Belt & Hose Inspections
Many experts recommend getting your vehicle’s belts and hoses checked with each oil change or routine Ford maintenance—about every 3,000 to 5,000 miles—as do our Ford auto service technicians. Most new V-belts and serpentine belts can last up to 50,000 miles, but after that, regular inspections are the key to success.
At Northside Ford, our mechanics will look for all visible signs of belt or hose damage. For belts, we’ll look for signs of peeling, glazing, and softening of the rubber due to overheating and excessive use. We’ll also check tension levels and pulley alignments. Similarly, our hose inspection will focus on failure caused by hose degradation—think cracks, pinholes, and bulges—and loose clamps. If problems are evident, we’ll install new Ford hoses and belts and repair any other damage.
Schedule a Hose & Belt Replacement at Northside Ford
Serving all of San Antonio and New Braunfels, TX, Northside Ford is here to assist you with any Ford auto service you may need, including the replacement of your car’s hoses and belts. Schedule an appointment online or contact our service department at 844-281-5493 today, and be sure to also browse through our available service coupons to discover a great deal.