Belt or hose failure can cause the engine to overheat, lose power steering, and lose an electrical charging system. Overheating can occur anytime but usually, happens in the summer. Underhood temperatures are much higher, and the heat can trigger or accelerate deterioration. A hose can leak coolant or the belt turning the water pump can snap, which makes the cooling system inoperable. If the engine overheats, it can suffer severe internal damage. We replace all types of timing belts.
If the belt degrades or snaps, vehicle owners could be looking at a breakdown and quite a costly repair following that event. To keep the straps from experiencing substantial damage, it would be in the vehicle’s best interest to replace the belts with each scheduled maintenance. Listen for a squealing noise that could be an indication of failure, and look for cracks or splits that signal damage and wear.
If you are unsure about any of the belts and hoses working within your car, Tropical Performance can handle the job. With our years of experience and training, there isn’t a job too small or too big that we haven’t seen. Contact us today at (954) 866-7490 for any more questions or concerns about your vehicle.