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Drive belts are also called auxiliary belts or serpentine belts.

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13 Reviews

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15th October 2018
“Picked up the car early and got it sorted for me. They had trouble getting a part to fit but were able to in the end. I was ready to scrap the car but thankfully they managed to get it fixed and brought back albeit a little later than anticipated i was kept informed about the issues and only had to chase them once or twice for information. Thank you for sorting the car“
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NICK

BMW 3 Series • Alternator belt replacement

18th August 2018
“colins garage was very good came early and brought the car back at the time he said he would happy with the work the done this is the second time I have used them will use again”

DAVID

Jaguar XF • Timing belt/chain replacement


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64 Reviews

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Swinton Recovery Ltd

Salford , 52 years of experience


15th October 2018
“Kept in communication with what was happening with the parts being delivered for the car, came and fit them fast and efficiently the next day. Thankyou very much.”

ANTHONY

Nissan 350Z • Alternator belt replacement

7th September 2018
“Very happy with the work carried out, cheaper and faster than taking to a garage and Wesley was friendly knowledgeable and very helpful. Would definitely recommend and would use myself again.”

JEMMA

Kia Picanto • Clutch replacement


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61 Reviews

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Tab Automotive

London , 14 years of experience


13th October 2018
“Chris was terrific. No nonsense and straight to the job. Completed it within 2 hours and my baby's back on the road. Great price great service and great mechanic!”

MONJUR

BMW 5 Series • Auxiliary drive belt replacement

4th September 2018
“Chris was brilliant. Went out of his way to fit us in at short notice. Very happy with the work.”

ROYCE

BMW 1 Series • Diagnostic Inspection


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22 Reviews

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Marksmobilemechanics

Merstham , 19 years of experience


10th October 2018
“Mark was super friendly! Got straight to the job as soon as he arrived. Answered all my pointless questions! Cars working perfect! Over the moon”

JAKE

Citroen DS4 • Auxiliary drive belt replacement

9th November 2017
“Mark was excellent I would have no hesitation in using him again and would be happy to recommend him to anyone else”

PAUL

Renault Scenic/Grand Scenic II • Alternator belt replacement


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117 Reviews

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Venture Performance

Sharnbrook , 12 years of experience


9th October 2018
“Peter arrived between the times stated and carried out the repair promptly and effectively. The final price was as I had been quoted.”

MARKO

Mercedes-Benz C-Class • Alternator belt replacement

16th September 2016
“I was happy with the mechanic's work. ”

VIKTOR

Lexus IS • Diagnostic Inspection

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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