How to Recognize Worn Out Vehicle Belts and Hoses

You don't have to be a mechanic to know that vehicles need regular maintenance. This includes belts, which help parts like the alternator run efficiently, and hoses, which transfer fuel and other liquids through the car. When maintenance of these parts is lax, it could spell trouble.

You may not know the difference between a timing belt and a serpentine belt but understand that they both work to keep your vehicle running smoothly. If you look under the hood and notice cracks, splits or frayed belts, they're worn out. Other signs of damaged belts include engine backfires and squealing sounds. As for hoses, you'll also see cracks and splits or soft, brittle spots when they're worn down.

Pantili Hyundai can check your car for problems. Stop by our Princeton, WV location to have your vehicle serviced, and test drive one of ours while you're here.

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