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Meeting the demands of belt and hose service
As the newer automobiles become increasingly complex in design, the do-it-yourself home mechanic will no doubt find it more difficult to service the family car. With so many new features to worry about, the condition of existing automotive belts and hoses can be easily overlooked.
But by ignoring these basic components, the owner is setting himself up for a potentially dangerous and expensive breakdown should a belt or hose give out.
For tire dealers, belt and hose inspection and repair is a good opportunity to boost their service business. According to Wayne Manthei, manager of the Goodyear Automotive Replacement Products Group, the service area of auto maintenance will grow …