When you get your oil changed, it’s important that the mechanic also check out your belts and hoses. Wear and tear can degrade your belts over time, and hoses may crack or leak, leading to dangerous problems for your engine, steering, and radiator. Belts typically degrade and crack over time, and hoses may glaze or split after a few years of use depending on how often you drive your car and the weather.

Extreme heat and cold tend to cause problems with belts and hoses, too. A faulty hose can make your fluids leak from your engine and cause more problems for other components of your car. To avoid issues like this and keep your engine working properly, you should have your hoses and belts checked every 3,000 miles. Some warning signs include screeching, vibrating, leaks, and overheating.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to get your car checked out today. You can stop by Kia of Chula Vista to get a fast check-up and detailed assessment from a professional mechanic. Our service team in Chula Vista is ready to get you back on the road.

 

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