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(804) 368-0213
308 England Street • Ashland, VA 23005
Mon-Fri: 7:30AM - 6:30PM & Sat: 7:30AM - 2:30PM
(434) 589-5779
64 Conestoga Way • Troy, VA 22974
Mon-Fri: 7:00AM - 6:00PM & Sat: 7:30AM - 2:00PM

Mac's Service Center and Mac's Auto Center provides Belts & Hoses services to Ashland, VA, Troy, VA, Goochland, VA, 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.

Mac's Service Center and Mac's Auto Center proudly serves the Belts & Hoses needs of customers in Ashland, VA, Troy, VA, Goochland, VA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Ashland VA | Goochland VA | Troy VA | 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...

Radiator Hose Replacement

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

Serpentine Belt Replacement

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

Timing Belt Replacement

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

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Mac's Service Center
Address: 308 England St.
Ashland, VA 23005
Phone: (804) 368-0213
Mac's Auto Center
Address: 64 Conestoga Way
Troy, VA 22974
Phone: (434) 589-5779
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