Car Care Tips: Batteries, Hoses, Belts – Oh my!

Don’t forget to inspect your battery, hoses, and belts for signs of wear this summer. These auto parts inevitably deteriorate over time and greatly affect the performance of other vital parts in your vehicle.

Your car battery is one of the most important parts of your automobile. If your battery doesn’t work, nothing else on your car will work. Whether your battery needs a replacement or a routine cleaning, Neese Automotive can help!

A belt or hose failure can cause loss of the electrical charging system, loss of power steering, or possibly cause your engine to overheat. Although overheating can occur anytime, it often happens during the summer months due to the heightened temperatures under the hood. This can cause accelerated deterioration of rubber components. Look for frays or cracks in belts and bulges or leaks from hoses.

Without proper maintenance and care, damage to these auto parts can lead to costly repairs to other parts of your car and could possibly leave you stranded on the side of the road in the hot summer heat. If you need professional assistance to maintain these auto parts or would like to have them check by an ASE certified technician, contact Neese Automotive at 850-862-6868 and we will be happy to inspect them for you! Our auto shop provides a variety of services for all your auto maintenance needs. Mention this article for 15% off your next Preventative Maintenance Inspection. We look forward to hearing from you!

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