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Drive belts are also called auxiliary belts or serpentine belts.

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Bear Motor

London, 18 years of experience

20th February 2017

Dan the mechanic was great and the work he carried out on our car was 1st rate would recommend him”


Ford Focus • Alternator belt replacement

30th August 2016
“Excellent work and timely. Identified further issues that need to be fixed so thorough as well. Would definately recommend service.”


Ford Ka • Water pump replacement

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5 Reviews


Rgm Garage Services Ltd

Lanarkshire, 35 years of experience

19th February 2017
“Craig was very professional and also very helpful with explaining the various car issues”


Ford Focus • Fan belt replacement

15th October 2016
“Great, good communication before arrival and during job.”


Kia Sportage • Rear brake pads (all) replacement

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42 Reviews


18th February 2017
“Sam was very good done everything that was asked to be done.problem was not solved as the person that diagnosed the problem was wrong and did not use the plug in diagnosistics when he done it”


Ford Mondeo • Alternator belt replacement

29th January 2017
“Sam was great. I would use again. ”


Peugeot 208 • Front brake pads (all) replacement


6 Reviews


17th February 2017
“Excellent service. I was a little dubious about booking after seeing mixed reviews but I am extremely impressed.

Clearly this service depends on the mechanics you have available in your area but I can confirm mine was excellent.
I booked a next day repair and he turned up promptly on the morning requested. He assessed the situation, reassured me it would be a straightforward fix and already had the part available. A short time later the job was complete with some remedial work (the battery was flat, so jumped and charged) and he was on his way.

I was charged exactly as quoted and the job was completed swiftly, professionally and to a high standard. I will be using this service again.“



Mazda Premacy • Alternator belt replacement

22nd February 2017
“Great service would happily recommend to friends and family”


Ford Transit Connect • Starter motor replacement


186 Reviews


Motors Express

Dartford, 19 years of experience

17th February 2017
“Very very quick”


Ford Fiesta • Auxiliary drive belt replacement

16th February 2016
“I booked the Car Inspection in the evening and needed an immediate inspection the following day, and Joseph was very quick to reply and accommodate.

Great communication before and after the inspection.

Highly recommend“



Porsche Panamera • Pre-purchase 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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