If you hear a squeak you may be in need of having a belt replacement.  Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH is the best solution to take care of that task and any other.  Though belts, hoses, and filters are not as glamorous as the size and power of your vehicle’s engine, they are key components in an optimally performing car or truck. Replacement of worn belts, leaky hoses, and clogged filters are important if you want your car to run the way it is supposed to.  We like to check your main belts, hoses, and filters when you are in the shop for basic service visits to ensure you eliminate large issues.  

What happens when a belt breaks? Well, it’s not pretty. In fact, it’s catastrophic to your car’s engine. You simply don't want to risk it and neglect something that important.  The vehicle will simply stop if you are lucky gently on the side of the road, if you are not in the middle of a busy freeway far from home as it doesn't always give you a lot of notice. 

Why is hose replacement important? An engine needs a small amount of gasoline and air, contained in a small enclosed space, to ignite and explode, generating energy that sets various mechanisms into motion to turn the wheels of the car. If your hoses are cracked, improperly sealed, and leaking, your engine’s headed for trouble as that function doesn't work as planned.  Either too much or too little is not good when it comes to your engine in this situation.

Why replace filters? Filters get clogged and when they do, your engine may fail.  It is never in a convenient spot and is always a costly repair that could have easily been avoided with a simple filter replacement.  It is simply easier and more cost efficient to get it done on time and before it is a problem.  

Let out team here at Gateway Auto Clinic know if you think there is a problem and if you are a new customer let us know the last time your belts, hoses, and filters were replaced. We'll keep you driving safely and affordably on the roads in Kettering and the surrounding area longer!  Below is a list of the recommended service checks NOTE Belts, Hoses, & Filters are on EVERY service check as they are that important to the life of your car, truck, van, suv, or jeep.  If you are a regular driver or a fleet customer these are simply a vital part of your maintenance.  Recommended Vehicle Maintenance - Car Care Council 
 

Check Every 3 Months/ 3,000 Miles

Automatic Transmission Fluid
Battery and Cables
Belts
Dashboard Indicator Light On
Engine Air Filter
Engine Oil
Exhaust
Hoses
Lights
Power Steering Fluid
Tire Inflation and Condition
Windshield Washer Fluid

Check Every 6 Months/6,000 Miles

Automatic Transmission Fluid
Battery and Cables
Belts
Chassis Lubrication
Dashboard Indicator Light On
Engine Air Filter
Engine Oil
Exhaust
Hoses
Lights
Power Steering Fluid
Tire Inflation and Condition
Windshield Washer Fluid
Wiper Blades

Check Every 9 Months/ 9,000 Miles

Automatic Transmission Fluid
Battery and Cables
Belts
Dashboard Indicator Light On
Engine Air Filter
Engine Oil
Exhaust
Hoses
Lights
Power Steering Fluid
Tire Inflation and Condition
Windshield Washer Fluid

Check every 12 Months/ 12,000 miles

Automatic Transmission Fluid
Battery and Cables
Belts
Brakes
Cabin Air Filter
Chassis Lubrication
Dashboard Indicator Light On
Coolant (Antifreeze)
Engine Air Filter
Engine Oil
Exhaust
Hoses
Lights
Power Steering Fluid
Steering and Suspension
Tire Inflation and Condition
Wheel Alignment
Windshield Washer Fluid
Wiper Blades

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Gateway Auto Clinic

4750 Wilmington Pike
Kettering, OH 45440

location small (937) 435-8094
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