Belt & Hose Replacement
Jensen Tire & Auto provides preventive maintenance and repair including replacing your car’s belts and hoses. The hoses under the hood of your vehicle are like vital arteries, responsible for carrying life-sustaining fluids to the places that need it most. Your vehicle also has belts with various functions such as timing belts, chains, and serpentine belts. If your belts and hoses are not properly maintained, the threat of a breakdown becomes very real.
Belts degrade over time and can crack, swell, or burst. Hoses can glaze and split after years of use or when exposed to severe temperatures. A faulty hose can cause fluids to leak from your engine and may cause damage to engine components. To avoid breakdowns, be sure to have our ASE-certified technicians at Jensen Tire & Auto inspect your belts and hoses to identify any warning signs or concerns.
Automotive Belt & Hose Replacement
Talk to your team at Jensen tire & Auto if you notice any of these issues:
- Reduction of power
- Screeching or grinding sound
- If you feel vibrations, ‘slides’ or ‘catching’
- Vehicle becomes over heated
Most manufacturers recommend having belts and hoses checked every 3,000 miles or with every oil change. A belt and hose examination from Jensen Tire & Auto means we look for:
- Glazing, fracturing, peeling off and softening of belts
- Proper tensioning
- Appropriate drive pulley alignment
- Leakages and splits
- Hardening, cracking and softening of hose pipes
- A cooling system pressure examination to help check for leaks
- Loose or worn clamps
Call or stop by Jensen Tire & Auto today to arrange your next belt and hose inspection or replacement service.
- We do only the work you authorize
- Free written service estimates
- Warranties in writing
- Quality replacement parts
- Leading-edge diagnostics
Auto Repair FAQ
What service warranties do you offer?
We at Jensen Tire & Auto are proud to offer one of the best service warranties in the industry. Our minimum warranty for any auto repair is 90 days or 4,000 miles, whichever comes first. Visit our warranties page for more information.
Should I use synthetic oil?
Some manufacturers recommend using synthetic oil in their vehicles. Be sure to check your owner’s manual to determine if is recommended for your vehicle before getting your oil changed.
Why change transmission fluid?
Transmission fluid is an internal lubricant just like engine motor oil. During certain driving conditions and mileage intervals, transmission fluid, because of wear and age, can break down and become contaminated. This may result in costly transmission repairs and possibly the need for replacement. As a general rule the transmission fluid and, in some instances, the transmission filter should be replaced at 25,000-mile intervals. You should always consult your vehicle's Owner's Manual for recommended service intervals before scheduling any transmission services.
When should my belts be changed?
You should begin checking your vehicle's belts at 20,000 miles. Things to look for include cracks, splits, glazing, peeling, greasy buildup, and splitting or missing sections. It you notice any of these conditions you should arrange to have all of your vehicle's belts simultaneously changed out. If a serpentine belt breaks, many other components including your vehicle's alternator, water pump, power steering, etc., will not function, resulting in further damage and costly auto repairs.