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Drive belts are also called auxiliary belts or serpentine belts.

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Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Franchise Dealer Est.£205 - £236 Independent Garage Est.£124 - £137 ClickMechanic Est.£124 - £138 Saving40%
Car2005 Audi A4 Franchise Dealer Est.£153 - £169 Independent Garage Est.£100 - £110 ClickMechanic Est.£100 - £111 Saving34%
Car2009 Ssangyong Rodius Franchise Dealer Est.£356 - £393 Independent Garage Est.£281 - £310 ClickMechanic Est.£281 - £311 Saving21%
Car2009 SEAT Altea Franchise Dealer Est.£121 - £133 Independent Garage Est.£87 - £96 ClickMechanic Est.£87 - £96 Saving27%
Car2009 Skoda Fabia Franchise Dealer Est.£128 - £141 Independent Garage Est.£87 - £96 ClickMechanic Est.£88 - £97 Saving31%

Want to learn more about Drive Belt replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What is an auxiliary drive belt?

The auxiliary drive belt or serpentine belt drives the range of ancillary components used by the vehicle, which can include the alternator, power steering, air conditioning compressor, water pump and still in some rare cases, the cooling fan.

This belt is often mistaken for the timing belt. The essential thing is, if you can see the belt, it's not the timing belt, it's the auxiliary drive belt.

What does a drive belt replacement involve?

As there are a number of different processes that are required for different engines, some or all of the following procedures will apply;

  • Mechanic will check for an unusual noise coming from the engine.
  • Mechanic will inspect the auxiliary drive tensioner and other belt pulleys.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will then replace the serpentine belt tensioner.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced, like the auxiliary belt itself.
  • Mechanic will test the auxiliary drive belt system.
  • Mechanic will make any adjustments if necessary.

Can I replace a serpentine belt myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend an auxiliary drive belt or serpentine belt replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

What are the signs of a bad serpentine belt?

Typical symptoms of a problematic drive belt include;

  • When there is a squeaking noise coming from the engine bay.
  • When the steering becomes heavy (PAS pump is not being turned).
  • When the battery warning light is on (alternator is not being turned).
  • When the engine temperature light is on (water pump is not being turned).
  • Any combination of the above!

How long will an auxiliary drive belt or serpentine belt replacement take?

An auxiliary drive belt or serpentine belt replacement usually takes under 1 hour, but can take more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should engine auxiliary belts be replaced?

Auxiliary belts or serpentine belts will need replacing as per the manufacturer's guidelines. Unfortunately it is one of the most common causes of roadside breakdowns and mechanics are constantly being called out to replace them.

How much does it cost to replace a drive belt?

Cost for an auxiliary drive belt or serpentine belt replacement is on average £80, with prices ranging from £70 to £110. Ultimately, the cost of an auxiliary drive belt replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your tensioner replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!

How much does a Drive Belt replacement cost?

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These estimates may include Alternator drive/serpentine belt tensioner, Alternator drive/serpentine belt, Auxiliary drive belt/s, Auxiliary drive belt tensioner, Power steering drive belt/s, Fan drive/serpentine belt tensioner, Power steering drive/serpentine belt tensioner, Power steering drive/serpentine belt idler/guide pulley and/or Fan drive/serpentine belt

55 manufacturers for Drive Belt Replacement

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Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £26.61 - £54.25

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£81

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Audi

Parts costs: £33.25 - £58.34

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Austin

Parts costs: £7.87 - £11.45

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# of quotes: 2

£57

£57 - £59

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Bentley

Parts costs: £32.24 - £50.10

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# of quotes: 30

£105

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BMW

Parts costs: £39.66 - £75.32

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£97

£64 - £113

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £27.12 - £59.00

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£74

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £30.31 - £48.01

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£76

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Citroen

Parts costs: £27.45 - £45.25

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£81

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Dacia

Parts costs: £22.46 - £32.84

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# of quotes: 37

£69

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £15.42 - £23.31

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# of quotes: 136

£62

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £11.76 - £23.77

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£62

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Daimler

Parts costs: £41.45 - £49.74

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# of quotes: 2

£102

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Dodge

Parts costs: £30.19 - £44.81

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# of quotes: 196

£64

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DS

Parts costs: £18.42 - £27.96

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# of quotes: 20

£74

£61 - £72

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Fiat

Parts costs: £20.65 - £42.67

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# of quotes: 2922

£67

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Ford

Parts costs: £25.77 - £57.17

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# of quotes: 20460

£81

£52 - £98

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Honda

Parts costs: £43.90 - £92.05

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# of quotes: 2424

£108

£66 - £123

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £15.95 - £37.26

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# of quotes: 2100

£58

£34 - £79

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Infiniti

Parts costs: £49.97 - £59.96

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# of quotes: 2

£113

£99 - £99

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £15.62 - £30.80

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# of quotes: 58

£51

£36 - £51

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Iveco

Parts costs: £42.78 - £79.65

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# of quotes: 63

£90

£70 - £115

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £48.18 - £85.93

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# of quotes: 1989

£113

£82 - £121

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Jeep

Parts costs: £39.46 - £73.93

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# of quotes: 386

£94

£69 - £111

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Kia

Parts costs: £17.56 - £46.38

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# of quotes: 1743

£66

£36 - £88

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Lada

Parts costs: £8.74 - £10.49

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# of quotes: 5

£20

£22 - £22

£38 - £38

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £30.91 - £66.64

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# of quotes: 3186

£93

£57 - £108

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LDV

Parts costs: £29.50 - £45.06

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# of quotes: 148

£67

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Lexus

Parts costs: £24.35 - £49.14

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# of quotes: 477

£73

£43 - £86

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Lotus

Parts costs: £68.99 - £82.79

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# of quotes: 2

£108

£102 - £102

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Maserati

Parts costs: £32.30 - £38.76

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# of quotes: 3

£94

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Mazda

Parts costs: £24.54 - £74.80

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£83

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £30.76 - £86.87

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# of quotes: 5175

£115

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MG

Parts costs: £16.23 - £33.13

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# of quotes: 442

£64

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MINI

Parts costs: £30.15 - £52.34

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£86

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £14.96 - £29.90

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Nissan

Parts costs: £20.13 - £44.82

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£73

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Perodua

Parts costs: £13.04 - £15.64

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# of quotes: 3

£76

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £26.43 - £44.80

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£76

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Peugeot Talbot

Parts costs: £7.97 - £11.87

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# of quotes: 40

£42

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Piaggio

Parts costs: £7.99 - £9.59

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# of quotes: 2

£47

£39 - £53

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Porsche

Parts costs: £29.68 - £82.75

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# of quotes: 154

£108

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Proton

Parts costs: £10.83 - £13.00

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# of quotes: 8

£39

£35 - £35

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Renault

Parts costs: £25.83 - £48.60

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# of quotes: 4782

£86

£63 - £92

£106 - £151

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Rover

Parts costs: £19.59 - £36.30

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# of quotes: 458

£74

£50 - £94

£84 - £163

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Saab

Parts costs: £32.79 - £54.75

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# of quotes: 840

£77

£51 - £95

£75 - £153

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SEAT

Parts costs: £29.20 - £47.33

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# of quotes: 1258

£76

£57 - £88

£90 - £145

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Skoda

Parts costs: £30.76 - £46.42

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# of quotes: 1271

£78

£57 - £89

£89 - £147

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Smart

Parts costs: £17.68 - £32.68

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 374

£64

£42 - £76

£69 - £129

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £57.77 - £78.73

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# of quotes: 71

£103

£94 - £115

£142 - £176

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Subaru

Parts costs: £19.94 - £40.77

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# of quotes: 365

£60

£39 - £75

£62 - £123

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £20.55 - £30.95

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# of quotes: 1554

£68

£50 - £75

£83 - £129

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Toyota

Parts costs: £24.29 - £52.89

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# of quotes: 3327

£79

£46 - £93

£72 - £151

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £31.87 - £51.45

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# of quotes: 14181

£84

£55 - £93

£85 - £152

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £25.86 - £44.37

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# of quotes: 7538

£79

£54 - £87

£88 - £144

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Volvo

Parts costs: £30.24 - £64.77

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# of quotes: 3288

£74

£45 - £100

£65 - £157

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Recent Drive Belt replacement quotes

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Milton Keynes
£68.42

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Liverpool
£78.53

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