Protect the Rubber in Your Ride.
Frank shares tips on when and why to replace rubber components in your vehicle. A belt or hose failure can cause an overheated engine, loss of power steering, and a loss of the electrical charging system.
Cooling system – this keeps the engine operating at a constant temperature and changing out a radiator hose at 80,000-100,000 miles is around $200-$300, not taken care of, can turn into thousands $$$$ in engine damage.
Steering & Suspension – there are a number of bushings that affect the car's suspension, rubber mounts that keep the car from handling erratically. Keep them lubricated to maintain engine stability and have them inspected if you are hearing an audible clunk when going over bumps.
Belts – Replacement of a timing belt for preventive measures typically costs $500 to $900. Replacing a broken timing belt may cost $2,000 or more if it has caused damage to the valves, pistons or water pump.
Tires – Perform monthly tire tread checks to stay safe on your journey.
Stop by the Garage for a complete coolant system evaluation to minimize those coolant system surprises!