The Basics about Belts and Hoses

The sequence of belts and hoses work together to operate your vehicle. For instance, the cam and crankshafts need to be able to open and close the valves and pistons, so the engine can run. That requires the timing belt. The alternator takes over from the battery to keep the system charged while you’re driving your vehicle, but it relies on the belt to derive its energy from the engine.

A modern convenience that’s hard to give up is air conditioning, but it falls by the wayside without the compressor. The same is true of the power steering pump. One part of the system works with every other piece to make it all run together.

Keeping up on the maintenance of belts and hoses helps ensure that your drive is as pleasant as possible. These pieces naturally wear, crack, and break with time. When you have questions about your vehicle’s operation, stop in to our service center at Kia of Fargo in Fargo, ND. We’ll be happy to assist you.

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