The belts in your engine keep a lot of things working. Things like your water pumps, power steering pumps, alternators and more. Like tires and fluids, belts wear out from use, age and heat. When they fail, whatever they were powering fails with them. Without the water pump, the engine will rapidly overheat. The alternator quits producing amps, the power steering is without power. Very suddenly, you're not going anywhere. Don’t wait for your belts to break. Come in to Big O Tires and let us help you.
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Keeping the engine cool is a critical job. Without it, the engine melts into a solid block. It keeps the water pump, radiator, hoses, and liquid coolant working to protect your engine from excess heat.
Belts hardly ever fail while you’re at the service station. That would be too easy. To avoid a breakdown, have your belts inspected regularly—especially if they’re 4-5 years old or have 50,000 miles on them.
Most manufacturers recommend every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.
You shouldn’t have to recharge your air conditioner every year.