Cool Tips for a Safe Summer Trip – Before You Go, Check your Belts and Hoses

Belts and Hoses

Driving Tips - Vechicle Safety Checklist - Belts & Hoses

Condition and fittings

Look under the hood and inspect all belts and hoses to make sure there are no signs of bulges, blisters, cracks, or cuts in the rubber. High summer temperatures accelerate the rate at which rubber belts and hoses degrade, so it’s best to replace them now if they show signs of obvious wear. While you’re at it, check all hose connections to make sure they’re secure.