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Drive belts are also called auxiliary belts or serpentine belts.

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Kingston , 11 years of experience


14th August 2018
“Shahid was great! Called me the night before to confirm and to check in with me on which parts he was ordering. Arrived early and fixed the problem outside my house. Will be happy to use again in the future.”

JOHN

Nissan Micra • Auxiliary drive belt replacement

6th July 2018
“Shahid was great, knowledgeable and helpful.

We needed extra work done which made the quotation the most expensive I got but the work had already started but that was not his fault”

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Kings Car Repairs

Kettering , 25 years of experience


11th August 2018
“Very good - explained in detail the issues, would definitely recommend Kings Car Repair”

JORDAN

Peugeot 307 • Auxiliary drive belt replacement

15th March 2017
“Very happy ”

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Ford Focus • Front brake disc (both) replacement


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11th August 2018
“Mohammed was Excellent, friendly and accommodating. Would recommend to anyone.”

PAUL

Nissan X-Trail • Auxiliary drive belt replacement

1st March 2018
“Mohammed was excellent, his communication prior to appointment was clear, he was very punctual. A nice friendly guy who just got on with the job efficiently.”

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11th August 2018
“Very happy. No fuss. Fixed problem . BMW Mini fricton wheel and full service. Polite and friendly.”

LISA

MINI Mini Clubman • Auxiliary drive belt replacement

12th June 2017
“Nick arrived bang on time and got straight to work with no faffing about.

Fixed the problem quickly, car's now running perfectly and all issues are solved. Couldn't be happier, and would recommend his services to anyone.”

RYAN

Subaru Impreza • AC compressor drive belt replacement


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10th August 2018
“Greg contacted me with prior to arrival to make sure that he brought the correct parts for my car. He also rang to update me the time of his arrival. He arrived on time but unfortunately for him after a very long hot weather period he arrived just it started to rain heavily however he soldiered on and finished the job despite getting a bit damp in the process! Very pleased with the job done. Will certainly be more than pleased to use him again.“
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Suzuki Liana • Alternator belt replacement

14th September 2017
“Excellent work carried out, ”

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Want to learn more about Drive Belt replacements?

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

What does a drive belt (or serpentine, fan or alternator belt) do?

The serpentine belt (otherwise known as drive belt, fan belt, alternator belt or v-belt and made from rubber) drives a range of ancillary components off the crankshaft of the engine. It transfer power to components like the alternator, the air conditioning system and the power steering unit. Importantly, without the serpentine belt the engine cannot function properly. Modern cars will usually have a single belt to drive its ancillaries, older cars usually have a number of belts to achieve the same thing.

How do you know there is something wrong with the drive / serpentine belt?

  • When there is a squeaking noise coming from the engine bay.
  • When the steering is heavy (due to a non-functioning power steering system).
  • When the battery warning light is on.
  • When the engine temperature light is on.

When should you consider having your drive / serpentine belt replaced?

It is crucial that the belt is in tip-top condition, if the belt is neglected there is always a risk it might snap at some point. Over time, the belt can become brittle due to heat from the engine and general wear. It might be that cracks start to appear in the belt. It is at this point that there might be a risk that the belt will snap. If not addressed this can ultimately lead to internal engine damage as, in some cars, the belt also drives the water and oil pumps.

The serpentine belt normally needs to be replaced as and when stipulated in the service schedule of your car (as supplied by the manufacturer). If you find that cracks have started to appear in the belt before the next replacement is due, it is, desirable to get in touch with a mechanic and have the belt replaced to be on the safe side. It will avoid further, more expensive, repairs to your car.

What happens during a drive / serpentine belt replacement?

  • Mechanic will inspect the serpentine belt for wear and cracks.
  • Mechanic will also check the belt's pulleys and tensioner.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the belt (in some cases more than one belt.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will advise if other repairs are necessary.

How much does a drive / serpentine belt replacement cost?

The cost of a serpentine 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 serpentine belt replaced by Clickmechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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Recent Drive Belt replacement quotes

£72.12

Fan belt replacement

Porsche Boxster 2.7L 2004
Lower Kingswood
£168.51

Power steering belt check & adjust

Skoda Octavia II TDI CR 1.6L 2011
Hayes
£75.60

Auxiliary drive belt replacement

Mercedes Benz B Class B180 CDI 2.0L 2008
Hebburn
£85.08

Power steering belt replacement

Honda Civic 1.6L 2004
Beachamwell