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1901 Cerrillos Rd. • Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Amigo Tire and Auto provides Belts & Hoses services to Santa Fe, NM, Taos, NM, Las Vegas, NM, and other surrounding areas.

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Description of Belts & Hoses

Your vehicle’s belts and hoses are involved in processes within the cooling system, air conditioning system, charging system, and engine. These belts and hoses play crucial roles in functional operations inside your vehicle. The heater hose and radiator hose carry liquid coolant to and from the engine, radiator, and heater core. The timing belt is responsible for maintaining engine precision by synchronizing the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft, which move the engine’s valves and pistons. However, not all vehicles contain timing belts. In place of timing belts, some vehicles use timing chains. On the outside of the engine, the serpentine belt transmits power from the front of the engine to other systems in the vehicle, like the air conditioning system and charging system. Some factors that contribute to wear and tear on your belts and hoses include vehicle age, mileage, belt tension, hose clamp failure, electrochemical degradation, and oil contamination. In the long run, routine maintenance and replacements of your vehicle’s belts and hoses will prevent breakdowns and costly repairs.

Benefits of Belts & Hoses

When compared to other components in your car, belts and hoses have one of the shortest life spans. These items are constantly exposed to engine heat, vehicle vibrations, and harmful chemicals, which all have the potential to cause cracks and leaks. Some symptoms to be aware of for belts and hoses nearing failure include squeaking, screeching, or grinding noises that begin when starting your engine or appear during vehicle operation. It's worth noting that grinding sounds near belts are usually associated with a bad pulley bearing rather than the belt itself, as the pulley bearing may freeze up and ultimately lead to a belt replacement. Other symptoms of a bad belt or hose include loss of power, leaking coolant or other fluids, illuminated dashboard lights, rising steam from the engine, and air conditioning failure. While routine maintenance of belts and hoses is always important, summertime is an especially important season to keep an eye under the hood due to increased temperatures, which will accelerate deterioration of the rubber components. Since belts and hoses can be difficult to inspect visually, be sure to follow your manufacturer’s recommendations for scheduled maintenance.

Amigo Tire and Auto proudly serves the Belts & Hoses needs of customers in Santa Fe, NM, Taos, NM, Las Vegas, NM, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Las Vegas NM | Santa Fe NM | Taos NM | and surrounding areas

Heater Hose Replacement

Heater hoses play a crucial role in a vehicle’s heating system, which operates in conjunction with the cooling system...

Radiator Hose Replacement

Your car or truck’s radiator hoses, which connect the engine to the radiator, are important components that maintain...

Serpentine Belt Replacement

As the timing belt synchronizes engine processes, the serpentine belt powers peripheral processes in the engine compartment...

Timing Belt Replacement

The timing belt, or timing chain in some vehicles, is a drive belt that synchronizes the rotation of the engine’s...

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Amigo Tire and Auto in Santa Fe, NM

Amigo Tire and Auto repair is here to serve the auto repair and tire needs of the greater Santa Fe region. Our auto repair and tire shop is locally-owned and operated since 1981. Put our championship team to work for you when you need tires, alignments, exhaust system work, brakes, shocks and struts, and more. If you see a check engine light in your vehicle, stop in! Need wheels? We can help there too with a great selection of rims at affordable prices. We also offer custom metalwork, pure nitrogen inflation, auto glass repair and window tinting. Give us a call or stop in to learn more about what we can do for your car, truck, or SUV.

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Phone: (505) 984-0900
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Address: 1901 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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