There are many belts and hoses on your vehicle, and while they're all important, there are a few that you should have check according to your manufacturer's guidelines and replaced if you notice a few key signals that it's time to replace them. Here are the belts and hoses that you should be paying attention to.

One of the most important belts in your vehicle is the timing belt. This piece of rubber synchronizes the camshaft and crankshaft with the engine. If it breaks while the car is on, you could ruin your motor. If you hear a squealing from the hood of your car, you might need to replace your timing belt. An important hose is the coolant hose. This supplies antifreeze to various parts of your car. If you have a problem with your coolant hose, you might see spots of antifreeze on the concrete.

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