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20 Park Avenue
South Portland,ME 04106
(207) 799-7314
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Duval's Service Center provides Belts & Hoses services to South Portland, ME, Portland, ME, Cape Elizabeth, ME, and other surrounding areas.

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Description of Belts & Hoses

Your vehicle’s belts and hoses are involved in processes within the cooling system, air conditioning system, charging system, and engine. These belts and hoses play crucial roles in functional operations inside your vehicle. The heater hose and radiator hose carry liquid coolant to and from the engine, radiator, and heater core. The timing belt is responsible for maintaining engine precision by synchronizing the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft, which move the engine’s valves and pistons. However, not all vehicles contain timing belts. In place of timing belts, some vehicles use timing chains. On the outside of the engine, the serpentine belt transmits power from the front of the engine to other systems in the vehicle, like the air conditioning system and charging system. Some factors that contribute to wear and tear on your belts and hoses include vehicle age, mileage, belt tension, hose clamp failure, electrochemical degradation, and oil contamination. In the long run, routine maintenance and replacements of your vehicle’s belts and hoses will prevent breakdowns and costly repairs.

Benefits of Belts & Hoses

When compared to other components in your car, belts and hoses have one of the shortest life spans. These items are constantly exposed to engine heat, vehicle vibrations, and harmful chemicals, which all have the potential to cause cracks and leaks. Some symptoms to be aware of for belts and hoses nearing failure include squeaking, screeching, or grinding noises that begin when starting your engine or appear during vehicle operation. It's worth noting that grinding sounds near belts are usually associated with a bad pulley bearing rather than the belt itself, as the pulley bearing may freeze up and ultimately lead to a belt replacement. Other symptoms of a bad belt or hose include loss of power, leaking coolant or other fluids, illuminated dashboard lights, rising steam from the engine, and air conditioning failure. While routine maintenance of belts and hoses is always important, summertime is an especially important season to keep an eye under the hood due to increased temperatures, which will accelerate deterioration of the rubber components. Since belts and hoses can be difficult to inspect visually, be sure to follow your manufacturer’s recommendations for scheduled maintenance.

Duval's Service Center proudly serves the Belts & Hoses needs of customers in South Portland, ME, Portland, ME, Cape Elizabeth, ME, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Cape Elizabeth ME | Portland ME | South Portland ME | and surrounding areas

Heater Hose Replacement

Heater hoses play a crucial role in a vehicle’s heating system, which operates in conjunction with the cooling system...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Radiator Hose Replacement

Your car or truck’s radiator hoses, which connect the engine to the radiator, are important components that maintain...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Serpentine Belt Replacement

As the timing belt synchronizes engine processes, the serpentine belt powers peripheral processes in the engine compartment...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Timing Belt Replacement

The timing belt, or timing chain in some vehicles, is a drive belt that synchronizes the rotation of the engine’s...

Approx. Time: 180 Minutes

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Duval's Service Center in South Portland, ME

As one of the leading auto service shops in South Portland, ME, Duval's Service Center takes pride in providing the highest quality auto repairs for variety of vehicles. Come see us for service if you live in or around South Portland, ME, Portland, ME, Cape Elizabeth, ME, Westbrook ME and the surrounding areas throughout Cumberland County. Our ASE-certified mechanics perform all types of repairs, including brake service, oil changes, transmission repair, and more! And our auto service is done right the very first time using high-quality equipment and trusted parts from NAPA. Our mechanics are heads above the rest, adhering to strict quality standards. We also stock a variety of tires from the best brands. When you need the best automotive repair shop, look no further than Duval's Service Center, and allow our mechanics to give you a reliable estimate for any repair your vehicle might need.

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Phone: (207) 799-7314
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Address: 20 Park Avenue
South Portland, ME 04106
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