Belts & Hoses: Warning Signs

Even if you have been changing your oil regularly and maintaining your air filters, you may not have checked other important components for your car to run properly. If your car has been overheating, vibrating strangely, or making loud screeching noises, then you likely have an issue with your belts or hoses. These can easily be replaced if caught in time before more damage is done to your engine manifold.

Belts like your timing belt and serpentine belts are essential to your car driving properly. Your timing belt synchronizes the camshaft with the crankshaft, so if it breaks or wears out completely, your engine will start to sputter and eventually backfire. Serpentine belts help with power steering, so if it cracks, you will likely hear a screeching noise or you may lose your steering. Coolant hoses can leak and cause other issues for your engine and cooling systems.

If you have issues with any of these, you can bring your car to the service team at Parker McGill Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for fast inspection, replacement, and repair. We are conveniently located in Starkville, MS.

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