DOW Auto Care | Auto Repair Near Me | Port Orange, FL | Belts and Hoses Inspection
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4612 South Ridegwood Ave. Port Orange, FL 32127
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Exposure to heat, vibration and contamination makes belts and hoses wear out faster than any other components in your car. That's why regular inspections are so important. Here are the belt and hose types in your car, along with their applications.
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Accessory Drive Belts

While some accessories in your car are electrically powered by the charging system, others use the engine itself as their power source. The power for these accessories is delivered by a system of pulleys and belts. Examples of these accessories are:
  • Alternator
  • Water Pump for engine cooling
  • Power Steering Pump
  • Air Conditioning Compressor
  • Radiator Cooling Fan
  • Many late model cars use a single serpentine belt in place of individual belts to drive these accessories.
The hoses that convey your car's fluids are made of two rubber layers with a layer of fabric in between.Typical hoses include:
  • Radiator and Heater Hoses - These hoses convey coolant to the engine and heater core.
  • Fuel Hose - As the name implies, this hose transports gasoline from the tank to the engine.
  • Power Steering Hose - It connects the power steering pump to the steering gear.
Vehicles also have multiple coolant and brake caliper hoses that keep the engine cool and the heater working, and your brakes functioning properly.

Belts and Hoses Inspection

A/C Repair FAQs
Q: what are radiator hoses?

When your car's engine is running it creates heat. The radiator/cooling system hoses carry coolant through the radiator and back through the engine to keep it operating at an optimal temperature. There are mulitple hoses in a given system. An upper hoseconnects the top of the radiator to the top of the engine.


Q: What is coolant?

Also known as antifreeze, coolant is the red or green liquid in your radiator and throughout your cooling system. Radiators are usually filled with a 50/50 mixture of coolant and water. It keeps the water in your radiator and engine from freezing in cold temperatures. It keeps the water from overheating in all temperatures. It helps to lubricate the components in the cooling system.


Q: What are brake caliper hoses?

The brake hoses are what feed the hydraulic brake fluid and pressure to the calipers so that they can slow the vehicle and stop it when stopping is required. If these hoses are damaged and brake fluid leakes out of them, then your caliper(s) will not get enough pressure to stop your vehicle on time.


Q: What is a hydraulic brake fluide?

Brake fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid used in hydraulic brake and hydraulic clutch applications in automobiles, motorcycles, light trucks, and some bicycles. It is used to transfer force into pressure, and to amplify braking force.


Q: what are pulleys and belts?

An engine pulley is mounted to the engine of an automobile and drives all belts. Your car probably has a serpentine belt which is a continuous belt used to drive multiple peripheral devices. Those devices include an alternator, power steering pump, water pump, air conditioning compressor and the radiator fan.