Belts and Hoses
Belts and Hoses
Replacement parts for belts and hoses are not that expensive, but if you fail to schedule regular maintenance, a failure can cause disastrous and pricey repairs down the road.
Automotive Belt & Hose Repair Calgary
Automotive Belt & Hose Repair Calgary.
The belts under the hood of your car or truck are responsible for everything from driving your vehicle’s alternator to keeping the timing of the valves…
Heatbelts & hoseser Hoses Replace, Radiator Hoses Replace, Serpentine Belt Replace, Timing Belt Replaced
The Car Salon, Tirecraft division is the leading belt and hose repair shop in Calgary, AB. In Calgary, when a belt or hose breaks while you are out on the open road, your car or truck can stop dead in its tracks. Replacement parts for belts and hoses are not that expensive, but if you fail to schedule regular maintenance, a failure can cause disastrous and pricey repairs down the road
Your car or truck’s timing belt is responsible for controlling the opening and closing of your engine’s valves. These valves allow air into the engine during the combustion process. Basically, a timing belt helps your vehicle’s engine maintain smooth and proper synchronization. The serpentine belt on your car or truck’s engine is responsible for maintaining complex processes involving the water pump, air conditioning, power steering, and alternator along with other important components. Over time, these belts can become cracked and oiled. They can begin to peel and even split if the belts are not checked regularly by a mechanic in Calgary, AB. The life of each belt varies depending on the model of your car or truck.
Hoses in the engine are responsible for carrying coolant throughout the radiator and the cooling system. The coolant inside these hoses keeps the engine from overheating. In fact, a leaky heater hose is the most common cause of an overheating engine. A leaky hose can also cause poor air conditioning performance and poor heater performance. If not inspected regularly, a heating hose will burst and leak coolant onto your engine. Early warning signs can be found early in cracking or hardening of the hoses.
We service all belts and hoses repairs and replacements in Calgary, AB. We have seen almost everything through the years and have some tips for spotting a belt or hose bound for failure. Our auto professionals will inspect belts for cracks that penetrate at least three inches deep into the ribbed section of the belt. These types of cracks—and especially cracks that penetrate more than halfway through the belt—justify a belt replacement. Other cracks are just part of a serpentine belt’s useful life. As a rule of thumb, hoses should be checked at least twice every year, and end up being replaced at least once every four years. Of course, a replacement may be needed more often in order to prevent bursts or leaks.
Some belts and hoses replacements can be labor intensive, which is why we recommend scheduling routine maintenance for your belts and hoses together in order to save on the service. For example, during a timing belt replacement service, the water pump is easily accessed once the timing belt is removed. Therefore, our mechanics may recommend that you replace the water pump upon replacing your timing belt. This is one way to save on the cost of labor while avoiding another timing belt replacement in the future if your water pump happens to fail at a later date.
So why wait to phone us from the side of the highway? Don’t let a broken belt or a busted hose strand you in the middle of an anticipated weekend getaway. Come to visit us in Calgary, AB. for a full belt and hose inspection today.
Heater Hoses, Replace
Radiator Hoses, Replace
A broken or cracked heater hose can stop your car or truck dead in the middle of cruising the…
The Car Salon, Tirecraft division provides heater hoses replacement services to Calgary, AB. A heater hose can last your car or truck between five to ten years, but it can be important to your level of stress and the performance of your vehicle to know when a heater hose might need to be replaced by an experienced mechanic in Calgary, AB.
It’s always a good idea to stay on top of the current working condition of your heater hose in order to avoid an inconvenience. Since we know the ins and outs of heater hose replacement, we’ll let you in on some details for locating a heater hose tending toward failure. If you squeeze along the rubbery heater hose, look for spots that are too hard or too soft. These spots will eventually burst or crack with hot coolant from an engine on its way to overheating. A broken heater hose will leak coolant headed toward your vehicle’s cooling system where the coolant will keep your car or truck’s engine from overheating. In fact, a leaky heater hose is the most common cause of an overheating engine. Another sign of heater hose trouble can be found in poor cabin heating and temperature control. Keep these things in mind if you plan to avoid an emergency tow on the road in Calgary, AB. Or, simply bring your car or truck in for an inspection performed by one of our experienced auto mechanics.
Heater hoses play an important role in your vehicle’s heating system, which works in conjunction with the cooling system. A running engine produces a tremendous amount of heat, which needs to be transferred away from the engine in order to prevent overheating. Coolant or antifreeze flows through the engine, absorbs the excess heat and carries it away from the engine. Some of this heat is blown into the open air. During the colder months of the year, some of the heat is blown inside your vehicle by way of heating fans to help heat the cabin. Heater hoses are an important component in the transfer of excess heat from the engine to the heater core, where the heat is then blown into the inside compartment of your vehicle. Heater fans will blow on the hot heater hoses in order to heat the car. The coolant inside the hoses will return to the engine at a lower temperature in order to cool the engine. This cycle repeats over and over again.
Heater hoses are just one part of the cooling down process of your vehicle’s engine. Without a properly maintained set of heater hoses, you can be sure you will be faced with an inconvenient overheating engine in the middle of important travel plans in Calgary, AB. But it doesn’t have to happen this way!
Let our auto professionals stay on top of all your heater hose related needs. We’re happy to provide quality customer service and quick heater hose replacement service in Calgary, AB. Our auto services aim to help save you trouble down the road. So, after your car or truck has cooled down and the engine is no longer hot, remember to periodically check your heater hoses to see if they are hard, soft, or swollen, or schedule an appointment to have your heater hoses checked and replaced as soon as possible.
A radiator hose can wear out over time through constant use. Unless you stay on stop of inspecting…
The Car Salon, Tirecraft division provides radiator hoses replacement services to Calgary, AB. Your car or truck’s radiator hose is made to sustain heavy wear and tear and extremely hot temperatures. A radiator hose can remain functional for 80,000 Km’s, though you should not wait until 78,000 Km’s before you consider the status of your vehicle’s radiator hoses. Radiator hoses can crack and leak, jeopardizing the performance of your vehicle when you need it the most. Overheating is the most common cause of mechanical breakdowns on the road. Don’t let an overheating engine caused by a leaky radiator hose ruin your travel plans in Calgary, AB
Your car or truck’s radiator hoses, which connect the engine to the radiator, are an important component in maintaining proper internal engine temperatures. Radiator hoses circulate coolant and prevent overheating in the engine. The radiator is a large tank with many small channels through which coolant flows to dissipate the heat contained in hot coolant carried away from the engine. Once the coolant is inside the radiator, radiator fans, which are located behind the radiator, help to cool the anti-freeze or coolant. The cooled coolant is carried back into the engine to absorb more heat created in the combustion process. Once the engine has reached operating temperatures, the hot coolant cycles back to the radiator where it is cooled again. Replacing radiator hoses every four years or 60,000 miles is one way to prevent a radiator replacement in the future.
Sometimes the radiator hoses will become damaged due to a corrosive coolant. The radiator hoses may also become clogged from dirt and other debris carried in your vehicle’s coolant. But there is minor preventative maintenance that you can perform on your heater hoses in order to save yourself headaches down the road. On a cool engine, look for the radiator hoses on your car or truck’s radiator, located in the front of the engine. Inspect the rubber hose for bulging, cracking or leaking. Upon squeezing a radiator hose, the hose should spring back into shape. If your radiator hoses feel brittle or refuse to spring back into place, then this is a sure sign of a soon-to-be-busted radiator hose. Of course, you can always make an appointment with one of our auto mechanics in Calgary, AB. to troubleshoot the status of your radiator hose and all other hoses involved in the function of your engine.
Serpentine Belt Replace
Timing Belt Replace
Your car or truck’s serpentine belt is responsible for maintaining complex processes involving the…
The Car Salon, Tirecraft division provides serpentine belt replacement services to Calgary, AB, and surrounding area. When you’re driving in Calgary, AB. listen to the sounds underneath the hood or your car or truck. The sounds the engine makes during the combustion process can often alert you to possible problems in your serpentine belt.
Squeals and squeaks are hints that a serpentine belt may be loose or cracking. Don’t ignore noises like this without inspecting the belts around your engine. If the serpentine belt becomes too cracked without you noticing, you might find yourself phoning us from the side of the highway. But we would rather you come in for an inspection before a disaster stops you in your tracks.
So where does the serpentine belt get its name? The serpentine belt snakes around major engine components including the water pump, power steering, alternator, and air conditioner. Overall, it maintains steering and electrical performance. All it takes is one break for the entire mechanical process to cease completely.
The serpentine belt is involved in some major functions under the hood of your car or truck. A serpentine belt should be replaced every 100,000 to 160,000 Km’s in Calgary, AB, though you should inspect the serpentine belt periodically for cracks, grooves, or frays to avoid a disaster. Our auto professionals will inspect the serpentine belt for cracks that seem to penetrate at least three inches deep into the ribbed section of the belt. These types of cracks—and especially cracks that penetrate more than halfway through the belt—justify a serpentine belt replacement. Other cracks are just part of a serpentine’s belt useful life and may not be a reason to replace the serpentine belt. Sometimes dirt and debris may find its way in between the belt and the pulleys, which can lead to bigger problems if the dirt and debris become jammed. The serpentine belt can also become wet with oil, which may cause the belt to slip and not provide proper circulation for keeping the engine cool. An auto mechanic will look for all of these things and more during a serpentine belt inspection at our location in Calgary, AB
Between models of cars and trucks, the interval between serpentine belt replacements can vary from model to model. So it’s important to check your owner’s manual or contact one of our auto professionals for insight into when your car or truck may be coming up on a serpentine belt replacement appointment in Calgary, AB
When you stop in for a serpentine belt inspection or replacement, we want you to know that your car or truck is in the most capable of hands. We carry a wide selection of affordable replacement parts so you don’t have to pay the steep prices set by manufacturers. To keep all of your auto-related needs covered, we service cars and trucks in Calgary, AB. We pride ourselves on quality customer service and accurate, affordable repairs aimed at saving you trouble down the road. So come in to consult with our team of trusted mechanics or to have your serpentine belt inspected so you can concentrate on mapping out your travel plans instead of worrying about the reliability of the vehicle that will get you there. Make an appointment with us today. We’ll have you out in no time at all!
Your car or truck’s timing belt is responsible for controlling the opening and closing of your…
The Car Salon, Tirecraft division provides timing belt replacement services to Calgary, AB., and surrounding area. If you’re driving through Calgary, AB and you hear a series of squeaks and squeals, it might be time to have your timing belt serviced by an auto mechanic. Squeaks and squeals can often be the first sign that something is wrong with your car or truck’s timing belt and it is not a symptom to be ignored. On older models of cars and trucks, the damage a timing belt can inflict on an engine will nearly exceed the price of the car, which is why you should have the condition of your timing belt regularly checked by an auto professional.
Don’t wait for the first cold day of winter to consider having your vehicle’s heating system inspected by a knowledgeable mechanic. Our mechanics in Calgary, AB. are trained to diagnose heating system issues quickly and accurately to get you and your vehicle safely back out on the road even better equipped to face the seasonal elements. But why wait for the first inconvenience of the season to convince you to get your vehicle’s heating system serviced and repaired by an automotive mechanic?
But keep in mind that breakdowns can occur at any stage of the air conditioning process. Your vehicle’s air conditioning may become damaged due to low levels of refrigerant, clogged condensers, system leaks, or compressor failures. To the untrained eye, it might not be possible to accurately identify the problem plaguing your vehicle’s air conditioning unit. So leave the diagnostic and troubleshooting to our experienced mechanics in Calgary, AB.
Your vehicle’s heating system utilizes excess heat from the engine, which would otherwise destroy the engine if not removed by your vehicle’s cooling system. The cooling system absorbs the excess heat through a coolant—a mixture of water and anti-freeze. Hoses carry the coolant from the engine to the radiator, where the heat is expelled into the outside air. Your vehicle’s heating system circulates the heated coolant to the heater core located in your vehicle’s dashboard, which then directs the warm air outflow into your vehicle’s interior compartment. This important cycle depends on the heater hoses that carry the coolant from the engine to the heater core where the heat can finally warm the inside of your vehicle.
Our facility is equipped with the specialized tools required for speedy and accurate maintenance and repairs on your car or truck. Why leave this kind of work and care in the hands of an amateur? Our mechanics know the ins and outs of heating systems and will perform a thorough diagnostic on your car or truck’s heating system. Schedule an appointment or contact us for a quote on an auto heating system diagnostic for your car or truck immediately.
During a heating system diagnostic, our mechanics will check your vehicle for common issues such as a leaky radiator or heater hose, a vacuum leak, heater valve failure, fan motor failure, heater core failure, or a stuck thermostat. Why bother brushing up on the techniques required to troubleshoot your vehicle’s heating system? Leave the routine auto heating system repairs and maintenance us. Our staff can offer the best and most affordable heating system options for your vehicle in Calgary, AB.