Periodically replacing your belts & hoses helps avoid possibly serious engine damage caused from overheating.

Here in California we have great weather – Just ask anybody.

However, our warm summer’s, mild winters, and stop and go traffic, can over time take a toll on our automobile’s belts and hoses. Sooner or later, your car’s engine drive belts and coolant hoses will dry out and crack.

Over time, radiator hoses and serpentine belts require replacement, because they lose their ability to flex, which eventually leads to cracking and failure.

One sudden and unexpected malfunction of these relatively inexpensive but very important parts can have costly consequences.

In addition to oil changes and brake replacement, we also provide a range of preventive car maintenance services, including car belt and hose replacement. Our experienced mechanics can detect many potential belt and car hose problems with a simple visual inspection.

Regular inspections, coupled with timely automotive belt and hose replacement in accordance with your vehicle manufacturer’s automotive maintenance schedule, will help protect against roadside breakdowns and expensive repairs.


Belt and hose service performed by the experts at Burbank Auto Doctor service center locations includes:

> Adjusting the fit of installed belts, hoses, and related components
> Replacement of all worn belts and hoses as needed
> A thorough visual inspection of all belts and hoses for evidence of wear or damage


Why is it important to replace my vehicle’s belts & hoses?

> Replacing belts and hoses at the first sign of wear helps avoid unexpected breakdowns and the engine damage that overheating can cause.


More specifically:

> Power steering hoses are critical to safe vehicle operation
> Leaking or ruptured coolant hose(s) can result in an overheated engine or a vehicle breakdown
> A broken or worn-out belt can leave your vehicle inoperable


How do I know when it’s time to replace my belts and/or hoses?

Belts and hoses are critical parts of your engine and cooling system. To avoid problems, your hoses should be checked at every oil change. Belts generally need to be replaced every 30,000 mi — 60,000 mi.


Signs that you should have your belts checked include:

> Splitting, peeling or fraying belts
> Cracks in the belt material
> You hear knocking or pinging sounds when accelerating or after the ignition is turned off
> You engine sounds like it’s running rough or stalls out at a stop
> Your check engine light remains on after your initial start


You should have your hoses checked if you notice any of the following:

> Bulging or inflated hoses
> Hardened or inflexible hose material
> Cracks along the hose
> Worn or corroded hose clamps


Related auto services you may be interested in:

> Check-engine light
> Tire rotation