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Key West Ford Recommends Checking Drive Belts This Winter

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(Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 09:40AM by Lee Byard)

drive belt inspection canadaA series of shocks and stress points defines every drive belt. Pulley systems consistently weaken fibers, causing them to fray over time. These options are often reduced to ribbons, and car-owners can easily find themselves without power - especially during the winter.

Key West Ford recommends that our customers pay attention to their drive belts this season.

These parts are naturally subject to high-tension situations. Their designs force them to bear endless friction and vibrations. As the temperatures fall, however, all problems intensify. Cold weather strips away micro-fibers. Exposure to sleet and snow causes misalignments, and belt slippage is common due to harsh road salts dissolving dressing solutions.

This sparks immediate - and potentially dangerous - issues for every driver, reducing the effectiveness of steering, water pumps and more.

Take advantage of Key West Ford’s service department, therefore, to combat any belt concerns. Have all items inspected thoroughly for tears. Choose centerline adjustments and dress coatings, and order replacement parts with ease. Our staff provides comprehensive winter support.

Maintaining drive belts is essential in any season. Be certain, however, to offer extra care to every car as the climate turns cold.