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Auto Express Service Centers provides Belts & Hoses services to Beltsville, MD, College Park, MD, Laurel, MD, and other surrounding areas.

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Description of Belts & Hoses

Your vehicle’s belts and hoses are involved in processes within the cooling system, air conditioning system, charging system, and engine. These belts and hoses play crucial roles in functional operations inside your vehicle. The heater hose and radiator hose carry liquid coolant to and from the engine, radiator, and heater core. The timing belt is responsible for maintaining engine precision by synchronizing the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft, which move the engine’s valves and pistons. However, not all vehicles contain timing belts. In place of timing belts, some vehicles use timing chains. On the outside of the engine, the serpentine belt transmits power from the front of the engine to other systems in the vehicle, like the air conditioning system and charging system. Some factors that contribute to wear and tear on your belts and hoses include vehicle age, mileage, belt tension, hose clamp failure, electrochemical degradation, and oil contamination. In the long run, routine maintenance and replacements of your vehicle’s belts and hoses will prevent breakdowns and costly repairs.

Benefits of Belts & Hoses

When compared to other components in your car, belts and hoses have one of the shortest life spans. These items are constantly exposed to engine heat, vehicle vibrations, and harmful chemicals, which all have the potential to cause cracks and leaks. Some symptoms to be aware of for belts and hoses nearing failure include squeaking, screeching, or grinding noises that begin when starting your engine or appear during vehicle operation. It's worth noting that grinding sounds near belts are usually associated with a bad pulley bearing rather than the belt itself, as the pulley bearing may freeze up and ultimately lead to a belt replacement. Other symptoms of a bad belt or hose include loss of power, leaking coolant or other fluids, illuminated dashboard lights, rising steam from the engine, and air conditioning failure. While routine maintenance of belts and hoses is always important, summertime is an especially important season to keep an eye under the hood due to increased temperatures, which will accelerate deterioration of the rubber components. Since belts and hoses can be difficult to inspect visually, be sure to follow your manufacturer’s recommendations for scheduled maintenance.

Auto Express Service Centers proudly serves the Belts & Hoses needs of customers in Beltsville, MD, College Park, MD, Laurel, MD, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Beltsville MD | College Park MD | Laurel MD | and surrounding areas

Heater Hose Replacement

Heater hoses play a crucial role in a vehicle’s heating system, which operates in conjunction with the cooling system...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Radiator Hose Replacement

Your car or truck’s radiator hoses, which connect the engine to the radiator, are important components that maintain...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Serpentine Belt Replacement

As the timing belt synchronizes engine processes, the serpentine belt powers peripheral processes in the engine compartment...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Timing Belt Replacement

The timing belt, or timing chain in some vehicles, is a drive belt that synchronizes the rotation of the engine’s...

Approx. Time: 180 Minutes

Tire Brands in College Park MD, Beltsville MD, and Laurel MD at Auto Express Service Centers

Auto Express Service Centers in Beltsville, MD

For over 20 years, the Auto Express Service Centers in Beltsville MD and College Park MD have been providing affordable tires and quality auto repairs and service to customers in and around Beltsville MD, College Park MD, Laurel MD and surrounding areas. We're a leader in name brand tires. Our selection is second to none. And you can count on our team of mechanics to get the work done right the first time. From oil changes to brake repairs, scheduled maintenance services and even state inspections, Auto Express Service Centers have you covered! We want you to choose our auto service shops for your next set of tires or custom wheels, or for a necessary repair or maintenance. Check out our site and review our auto repair and tire services, then stop by or give us a call. We look forward to seeing you!

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