How to Identify Failing Hoses or Belts in Your Vehicle

If the hoses and belts are failing on your vehicle, they'll usually give clear warning signs. Here are some things to look out for when either are about to fail.

The belts help to power a number of parts in the engine from the radiator fan to the water pump. If the belt breaks, these parts cannot operate and the engine could overheat or stop running. Belts will look torn or appear to be splitting. Belts will be squeaking too when they may be close to failing.

Radiator hoses have a very important function, carrying coolant through the engine and radiator. If the hoses have soft spots or show signs of cracking, they may fail too. Look closely at the radiator clamps for signs or corrosion, they could fail too.

Bring your vehicle to our service center at Audi of Charlotte and we will give all the belts and hoses in your car a complete inspection.

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