Your vehicle has timing belts, serpentine belt and coolant hoses. The timing belts helps control the camshaft of your engine. It also ensures that the valves open and close at the right time so that everything operates smoothly. If your timing belt is frayed, then it is time for you to get it replaced. You may also notice that the engine backfires.

The serpentine belt ensures that your air conditioner, alternator and power steering pump operate efficiently. If it is damaged, then the engine may overheat. Splitting, cracking and squealing noises are signs that the serpentine belt needs to be replaced.

Coolant hoses transfer the antifreeze to the heater core and radiator. You may notice brittle and soft spots in the hoses. The hoses may also have cracking in them. If you need to have your belts and hoses serviced, then you will need to contact the dealership as soon as possible.

 

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