The Importance of Hose and Belt Repairs

At Auto Clinic of Franklin, our team of experienced automotive technicians is dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible automotive products and services in the Franklin area. Our team of certified master mechanics along with our skilled mechanics is equipped and trained to handle car problems of every kind. We quickly identify your problem and provide an effective solution to it. Our team always goes above and beyond the expectations of our clients.


As part of the many automotive services we provide, the team of professionals here at Auto Clinic of Franklin will inspect the various belts and hoses in your car or truck and determine if any hose and belt repairs are needed. The belts in your vehicle are responsible for providing and transforming mechanical energy to the many important systems in your vehicle. The serpentine belts are designed to generate power to a wide range of vehicle systems including, but not limited to, the alternator, the AC system and compressor, and the power steering system. Each one operates properly as a result of the belts functioning properly.

Your radiator and heater hoses, which are made of rubber, help keep your vehicle’s engine from overheating. Over time, when the rubber is exposed to excessive friction and heat it will harden and become brittle and weakened. These rubber hoses can split resulting in a leak, and can snap over time. If a belt does snap, your vehicle can no longer run. If a hose splits your vehicle engine can overheat and can result in tremendous damage to the vehicle. With that said, the dedicated team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin cannot emphasize enough how important it is to have your belts and hoses checked routinely.


Assessing the damage caused to hoses and belts cannot be easily done by simply viewing the components since the damage more than likely was sourced from the inside. If damage is easily visible, then you know that you are in need of hose and belt repairs. To inspect the integrity of the rubbers belts and hoses you can actually attempt to use your fingers and pinch them. If the rubber is brittle, has a stiffness to it, or is soft and squishy, then its more than likely time to replace them.

Most vehicle owners are guilty of neglecting the health of their belts and hoses by not having them checked regularly. The problem with this, is that if belts and hoses are worn down and are not replaced in a timely fashion, they can actually cause more serious and costly damage to your vehicle’s engine.


Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin, our team of dedicated automotive techs is steadfast in their commitment to provide only the best all round automotive parts and services to all our valued clients. If you have not had the hoses and belts in your vehicle checked of late, or if you are in need of hose and belt repairs, then surely you have come to the right place. Bring your vehicle on down to our trusted facility and let our friendly team take care of all your auto needs. For more information about our many services we offer or to schedule a service appointment,

reach out to one of our automotive team members today. We look forward to serving you and to ensuring that your vehicle is operating at peak levels and always stays on the road.

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