BELTS AND HOSES REPLACEMENT
Gi Automotive Group offers professional mechanic serviced luxury and exotic car belts & hoses replacement in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Century City, Belair, Westwood. Whether you have a brand-new luxury or exotic vehicle or an older classic, we have all the tools required to properly help you maintain or replace your belts & hoses so they don’t fail and cost you thousands of dollars of damage on your engine per your vehicles manufacturer specifications.
We specialize in serpentine & accessory belts and coolant & heater hose servicing for Porsche, Bentley, McLaren, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Audi & Mercedes AMG.
Gi Automotive group professionally services Beverly Hills and the surrounding areas including West Hollywood, Century City, Belair and Westwood with the most convenient belt and hoses replacement services to keep your vehicle functioning efficiently to avoid costly repairs of other components in your vehicle.
Once we diagnose your vehicles belts and hoses, we will explain and show you any that we feel are at a high level of degrading and close to failure and provide our recommendations of options to fix them and all other problems with a written estimate. We will only perform the belts & hoses repair services you authorize us to do.
WHETHER NEW OR OLD, WE TAKE PRIDE IN MAINTAINING YOUR RIDE!
Whatever the issues are, you will only pay for the services that you need to ensure optimal performance, reliability and longevity of your engine which relies on these belts (drive belts, serpentine belts) & hoses (to cool/warm your engine).
WHAT WE DO:
When you visit Gi Automotive group for any services, our mechanics will inspect your belts and hoses and let you know if there are any that might be of concern. Once we have your authorization and path forward, we will schedule your vehicle in for the services required to fix the issues and will get to work! At Gi Automotive, our business is keeping your car running optimally and safely. Our experienced luxury & exotic car technicians ensure that maintenance and repairs are performed correctly so that your automobile operates like it was brand new.
WHAT ARE BELTS ON MY LUXURY or EXOTIC CAR?
While belts and hoses may not be perceived by some as the major components of your car, you could damage your engine if something is wrong with them before it’s too late. That’s why it’s crucial to perform visual checks annually, and have your belts and hoses routinely inspected because they don’t often provide direct signs of failure.
Newer cars have a Serpentine (multi-accessory) drive belt. Serpentine belts, also known as drive belts, provide power to the AC compressor, power steering pump, cooling fans, air injection pump, and more. If your vehicle’s serpentine belt breaks, all of the engine parts it is powering will stop working and your engine could overheat and be damaged. Many older luxury or exotic cars have separate accessory belts that separately drive the alternator, the power-steering pump, the AC compressor, the water pump, and more.
Belts are typically made out of rubber with high-tensile fibers (e.g. fiberglass or Twaron/Kevlar) running the length of the belt as tensioners. The belt itself is constructed of rubber like materials such as molded polyurethane, neoprene or welded urethane, all of which degrade and fail over time. When it comes to your engine, timing is everything. Yes you also have a timing belt. The timing belt is responsible for synchronizing the crankshaft to the camshafts. It ensures that all the necessary valves open and shut on cue with the pistons.
The timing belt is essential for keeping your engine running smoothly and efficiently. In order to function correctly, the timing belt must be properly tensioned. Loose belts are often the cause of many engine and timing issues. Additionally, the timing belt controls other engine components and accessories, including the water pump, balance shaft, intermediate shaft, fuel injection and oil pump operation. You always want to replace the timing belt before it fails otherwise you run a high risk of damaging other engine components on your luxury or exotic car.
BELT REPLACEMENT SIGNS
- 5-10 years or 60,000-100,000 miles (since last replacement)
- Air conditioning not working
- Complete loss of power
- Squealing noises when starting or driving very slow
- Power steering not working.
- Engine overheating
- Check Engine Light illuminated
- Cracks and wear signs on the belt.
WHAT ARE HOSES ON MY LUXURY or EXOTIC CAR?
Hoses such as Coolant and heater hoses, are your vehicles cooling system’s weakest structural component. They are made of flexible rubber compounds to absorb and reduce vibrations between the engine and radiator, or, in the case of heater hoses, the engine and body’s firewall. The belts and hoses on your car are susceptible to heat exposure, corrosive coolants, engine vibration, and contamination when not maintained, making them wear out faster than most other components in your car.
Coolant hoses include the upper and lower radiator hoses plus heater hoses. Some cars include a bypass hose. Hoses provide a flexible connection for coolant flow between the engine, radiator, engine and heating block. If any of your coolant hoses fail and start to leak you might not notice your engine running hot or overheating in time before damaging your luxury or exotic car engine. It’s crucial that you have your belts & hoses inspected annually along with your coolant system and radiator.
Routine inspections and maintenance ensure; peak performance, maximum fuel efficiency and help prevent costly unnecessary repairs in the future. Because most belts and hoses fail on the inside, it’s difficult to determine the exact condition by outward appearances.
We will help ensure that your car’s belts and hoses are in perfect working condition so your car operates properly and reliably, particularly during the hot summer months or cold winter months’ mountainside.
It’s also advisable to replace the clamps that keep the hoses in place because the constant tension can weaken the bond over time. That’s why regular inspection and maintenance is essential to keep your vehicle running smoothly.
HOSE REPLACEMENT SIGNS:
- 5-10 years or 50,000 miles (since last replacement)
- Coolant or other fluid leaks under your car
- Check Engine Light is illuminated
- Steam rising from the engine or under the hood.
At Gi Automotive Group we provide routine belt and hose inspections when you service your vehicle with us to ensure your belts are in proper operating condition. Whenever you have questions or concerns about your car, we have honest expertise to help you out.
Give Gi Automotive Group a call or stop by our Beverly Hills location to learn more about our services, view our facility or to schedule an appointment.