Be Sure to Check Those Belts and Hoses

Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin our team of dedicated technicians and specialists is committed to providing all our valued clients with the best all round car repairs and services this side of the state. Our team of certified mechanics and highly skilled and trained automotive repair technicians stand ready to meet your needs. They are equipped to handle all your car service and repair needs no matter winter, spring, summer or fall.

Our team will easily and quickly identify problems you may be experiencing, the root source of the problems and provide effective and efficient solutions as needed. We are truly committed to exceeding the expectations of our clients by always going above and beyond and delivering the highest quality automotive products, services and repairs here in Franklin and the many surrounding towns.



As a typical component of a vehicle tune up our team of technicians will inspect all of the many hoses and belts found within your vehicle. The serpentine belts are a part of your engine and are designed to provide all the power needed for a variety of important systems within your car or truck. The alternator, power steering and the air conditioning compressor, to name a few systems, are dependent upon belts in order to properly function.

Heater hoses coupled with the radiator also rely upon properly functioning belts to operate. Since hoses are made of rubber that is exposed to a great deal of friction and heat causing them to harden, weaken and become brittle, it is important to have them inspected regularly. In addition, hoses can leak or split and, over time, even snap which will cause your vehicle to stop running. If a hose becomes split it can cause your vehicle’s engine to overheat, resulting in serious damage which is why it is so important to ensure that you regularly check all the belts and hoses in your vehicle.

It is somewhat difficult to assess and analyze the condition and/or damage to the various hoses and belts by simply viewing them since damage that occurs will more times than not begin on the innermost side of the belt or hose. If, however, you see visible damage, then it goes without saying that your belts or hoses, whichever is damaged, needs replacement. Yet another way you can check on the overall health and condition of these important vehicle components is to pinch the rubber of the hose or the belt to determine if it has a healthy texture or is the rubber brittle and hard, or soft and floppy. If the rubber has an unhealthy texture and condition then it is time to invest in a replacement.



Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin many of our customers fail to give attention to the hoses and belts in their vehicles regularly. It is important to do so and especially important to replace those that are worn down and damaged so as to avoid any serious harm to your vehicle’s engine and proper running condition. With that said, our team of dedicated professionals is on hand to help you determine whether or not replacements are needed.

If you have not recently checked the condition of your vehicle’s hoses and belts or find that you are in need of replacements, then surely you have come to the right place. Having earned ourselves a spot on the marketplace charts as one of the best automotive repair and service providers this side of Tennessee our team is steadfast in our commitment to maintain that very marketplace presence. Be sure to bring your vehicle down to our trusted facility today. The beautiful holiday season is now upon us and the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin sends along wishes from our family to yours for a joyous and safe holiday season ahead!

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