Belts & Hoses Repair Aliso Viejo

Best Belts And Hoses Auto Repair

Our ASE-Certified Master Technicians Can Fix Your Belts And Hoses Problems

Getting your car inspected regularly is a good idea as it helps detect any issues with your vehicle before they become serious. If you wait too long, then minor issues can become major repairs. So come in for an inspection and get your car checked today. If you just need something like an oil change or tune-up, we can do those for you also. We have a very exhaustive list of services that we offer.

We offer a wide variety of repair services for you at our auto shop in Aliso Viejo. We are a NAPA AutoCare Center with ASE-Certified Master Technicians. Our services include tune ups, batteries, radiators, engine light, transmission, brakes and a lot more. So call us at (949) 505-5056 or schedule an appointment today for help.

How often do I need belts and hoses service or maintenance?

Regular Maintenence

Routine maintenance is important to keep your car in good condition. Do not wait too long before serious problems develop. If you need service, schedule an appointment or contact us today.

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What Are the Belts and Hoses In Your Car Used For?

The hoses in your car are used to deliver hydraulic pressure to your brakes and other components. Belts transfer energy from the crankshaft to other moving parts which include those that start, steer, heat, cool your car. Belts also keep your engine cranking properly.

Leaky hoses or loose belts can decrease performance of surrounding parts. They can cause your vehicle to become disabled.

Different Types of Car Belts

Here are some common car belts:

  • Serpentine and other drive belts
    • Powers the alternator
    • Climate control
    • Power steering using energy from the crankshaft
  • Timing belt or chain
    • Turns of the camshaft on the engine
    • Engine valve and piston coordination
    • AKA glimmer or camshaft belt
  • Other automotive belts
    • Alternator Belt
    • Fan Belt
    • Power Steering Belt
    • A/C Belt
    • More…

These automotive belts work with the serpentine belt to drive their respective parts.

Different Types of Car Hoses

These are some hoses used in a typical vehicle maintenance routine:

  • Radiator hoses
    • Carry coolant between the engine and radiator
      • Coolant is a mixture of water and antifreeze
    • These hoses are made from a strong rubber that can handle the drastic changes in temperature as the coolant absorbs heat from the engine and is cooled by the radiator.
  • Heater Core Hoses
    • Carry hot coolant to warm the cabin via the climate control system. These hoses are made from durable rubber.
  • Fuel Hoses
    • Older vehicles use these to connect the fuel tank to the engine. The rubber used in fuel hoses are specifically made to handle fuel. In modern vehicles however, fuel is transported using fuel injection with pressurized metal tubes.
  • Brake Hoses
    • Move brake fluid from the metal brake lines to the calipers
  • Air Intake Hoses
    • Moves oxygen to the engine. This ensures the right air/fuel mixture for combustion.
  • Additional Vehicle Hoses
    • Assist in vehicle operation
      • Power Steering Hoses
      • AC High and Low Pressure Hoses
      • PCV Valve Hose
      • Oil Cooler Hose

How Do I Know When the Car Belts and Hoses are Worn Out?

You will need to keep an eye on the following to make sure that your vehicle belts and hoses are not wearing out:

  • Chirping/Squealing Noises
    • Belt could be loose or damaged
    • Possible oil or fluid leakage
  • Belt is visibly loose
    • Replace belt unless it is a serpentine belt meant for regular manual adjustment
  • Visible belt or hose wear
    • Check to make sure that belts do not have cracks, rust or rib damage
    • Hoses should not have holds are should be tightly connected
  • Fluid leaking from around a hose or under car
    • Our mechanics can inspect this for you
  • Battery Issues
    • Car fails to start
    • Battery light is on
    • Cabin and instrument panel lights are not as bright
    • These issues might mean that your alternator belt is failing
  • Engine Issues
    • Engine oil contains metal shavings
    • Engine misfires, rattles or fails to start
    • Your timing belt or chain might need to be looked at
  • Vehicle System Failure or Overheating
    • Alternator
    • Brakes
    • Climate Control
    • Engine Cooling
    • Power Steering
    • A belt or hose failure can bring down all of these

At Glenwood Aliso Creek Auto Repair, we will provide you with full details on your car’s status and what issues need to be resolved now or later.

When Do I Need to Replace Car Belts?

The various belts in your vehicle last for different amounts of time:

  • Serpentine Belt
    • Replace this belt every 50,000 to 100,000 miles, depending on what the belt is made out of and how you drive
    • Some serpentine belts can be maintained through tightening
    • Older belts will not last as long
  • Alternator Belt and part-specific belts
    • The replacement time is usually determined based the service and replacement time of the part
  • Timing Belt
    • These belts can last five years or 60,000 miles
  • Timing Chain
    • The good part about these chains is that they last as long as your engine
    • In modern vehicles, the timing chain actually replaces the timing belt

Do You Need Help With Your Car?

If you are having problems with your vehicle, come down to Glenwood Aliso Creek Auto Repair and get your car checked. We have several ways for you to contact us. Please choose what works best for you.

Call us today at (949) 505-5056

If you need to talk to us, call us today. We will get the help that you need so that your car is taken care of.

Setup an appointment

Tell us what we can do for you and let us know when you want to come in. We will schedule an appointment with you so we can take a look at your vehicle. This is the recommend method of contact because it helps us prepare for your visit.

Receive a free quote

Give your vehicle information and what you need a quote for. We will send you a quote and any other information that will help you know more about the repair and services that might need.

Get directions

Come down to Aliso Viejo for auto repair and service. We will take a look at what your car needs. We provide services for the surrounding area which includes Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and more.