Utah’s cold weather can wreak havoc on your car, especially its belts and hoses. If you’ve ever seen a steaming car on the side of the road in the winter, chances are that cold weather played a major role.
The problem is that belts and hoses — integral parts of an engine — can become brittle in cold weather, and the temperature changes that occur (cold weather, hot engine, etc.) cause weaknesses to show up. This is especially true of belt driven components, which become harder to turn when they’re cold and thus are at a higher risk for belt failure.
The best way to guard against belt and hose failure is to have them regularly inspected. As a general rule, these components need to be replaced every 40,000 to 50,000 miles, but can deteriorate sooner under severe use.
Our ASE Certified mechanics at your professional auto repair facility will be able to expertly inspect for cracks on belts and breaks inside of hoses so that you can replace these components before they fail and leave you stranded.
Fortunately, our reputable auto repair shop will check your belts and hoses for free, and can give you a recommendation that you can trust about how best to deal with your car. They can also check for other cold weather concerns for a car, including radiators, batteries, and the ignition and fuel systems so that you won’t find yourself stranded the next time a deep freeze hits!
To avoid expensive repairs like these, have your car inspected and serviced by our trusted and certified mechanics, so you don’t end up stranded in the cold! Stop by or call us at (801)-756-2661.
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