belt on vehicle

Losing a belt on the road can turn a small problem into a big one instantly. At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, we know efficient and cost-effective operation begins with preventative maintenance.

belts and hoses

Your vehicle's belts and hoses are essential to the cooling, air conditioning and charging systems, and the engine. Don’t take these routine replacement intervals for granted because they can break down and leave you stranded.

What is the purpose and importance of your belts and hoses? The timing belt keeps the crankshaft and camshaft mechanically synchronized to maintain engine timing. Whether serpentine, V-belt, or fan belt (the belts on the outside of the engine), they all transmit power from the front of the engine to accessories that need to be driven, such as the air conditioning, the charging system, and fans. Radiator and heater hoses carry coolant to and from the engine, radiator, and heater core.

Highly recommend this facility. James and Jeremy went out of their way to service my car so that I was able to continue my road trip without delay. Oil change, washer fluid, dusted brakes and a few other note worthy items for a safe and smooth trip. Everyone was very professional and personable. A great experience for a traveling visitor to the area.. Thank you! - Bud H. (5 Star Google Review)
older car on road to sunset

At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, we know that the difference between a vehicle that runs for 80,000 miles and a vehicle that makes it to 400,000 miles depends on one thing; maintenance. Here are a few tips to avoid some of the most notorious vehicle killers out there.

Mechanic testing a car's battery

Chances are you don’t pay much attention to your vehicle’s battery until it dies, when you get to perform the dreary dual task of waiting for a jump while simultaneously calling for an appointment to get a new battery fitted. Of course, that’s if you’re sure it’s the battery that’s dead in the first place. The only way to be certain is to take it in to be tested. However, it generally helps to know the health of your vehicle battery prior to finding yourself stranded.

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