There are many parts that go into helping your vehicle run smoothly every single day. Some of the most important parts include your vehicle’s belts and hoses. If your belts and hoses aren’t working properly, you can experience a number of issues from an overheated engine to loss of power steering. To keep your vehicle running well into the future, make sure you understand the importance of belt and hose maintenance – and why you should bring your vehicle into INFINITI Downtown in Toronto for service.
Coolant and Heater Hoses
From the heat of summer to frigid Canadian winters, your heating and cooling system will get a workout every year. The system’s hoses are built to withstand these varying temperatures – but that doesn’t mean they’re not still vulnerable. You should regularly get your heating and cooling system’s hose checked by a professional, since doing so can be dangerous.
A professional will look over these hoses to check for any cracks, nicks, or bulges that might cause an issue later in your vehicle’s life. Our technicians will check all of this, plus look at your white coolant-recovery tank for proper fluid levels. If need be, they will even flush and replace the coolant.
Modern vehicles tend to have a single thing in common – the majority use the same type of belt to power their water pump, power-steering pump, alternator, and air-conditioning compressor. This belt is a single, multi-grooved serpentine belt, which is built to withstand extreme conditions. It’s a very important part of your vehicle’s function and has been built to last for up to 50,000 miles – when it’s properly taken care of.
The technicians at the INFINITI Downtown service center in Toronto will regularly check out your belts when you bring them in for service, looking for imperfections in the belt’s top cover. This includes cracks, fraying, or splits. They will also check for excessive wear and glazing, which can lead to an overheating and cracking belt. Schedule your maintenance appointment today.