No matter which Hyundai car or SUV you drive, it came from the factory with a bunch of belts and hoses under the hood. They serve important purposes when it comes to keeping your vehicle running right.
Types of Belts and What They Do
There are two main types of belts on your Hyundai. Serpentine belts, or drive belts, move everything from your alternator to your power steering parts and water pump. A timing belt, or timing chain, helps turn your engine's camshaft in rhythm with the pumping of the pistons. It's possible to continue driving when a serpentine belt breaks, though it might be uncomfortable. If your timing belt goes, though, your engine's going to stop right away.
What Hoses Do
Hoses are essential when it comes to routing liquids to and through various parts. For example, your radiator is connected to your engine by a set of hoses. Those send coolant to the engine as needed, and return it to the radiator to remove heat. Brake hoses direct brake fluid from the master brake cylinder to the brake calipers. Some components rely on both belts and hoses to operate efficiently. One example would be your air conditioning and heating system.
Indications of Belt or Hose Problems
If you're experience subpar performance, worn belts or hoses could be the cause. Indications of failing belts and hoses include:
- Loose belts
- Frayed or ripped belts
- Weird noises from under the hood
- Fluid leaks around a hose
- Cracks in your hose
If you aren't experiencing any problems, consult your owner's manual for the recommended maintenance schedule. When you do need to replace old or worn belts and hoses, though, make sure to choose the best parts for your vehicle. Genuine Hyundai belts and hoses, like the ones we sell here in our online auto parts department, are the only ones guaranteed to be compatible with your model. Buy yours today and save!
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