How to Tell if Car Hoses or Belts Might be Failing

Your vehicle will often give warning signs when something is about to break, you just need to know what to look for. Here are some warning signs the belts or hoses are experiencing issues.

The hoses on your vehicle need to be in good condition in order to allow coolant to pass from one part to another. The hoses will show signs of wear with bulges or soft spots in certain areas. Other signs are cracking of the rubber surface.

The belts on the engine help power parts like the water pump, and if they fail, so too do the parts they interact with. Failing belts will appear to have splits or cracks in the rubber, and squeal when the car is running.

At the first warning sign of failure, take your vehicle to Toyota of Santa Maria and one of our technicians will carefully check that all the belts and hoses are in working order.

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