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Drive belts are also called auxiliary belts or serpentine belts.

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Brill Services

Portsmouth , 8 years of experience


21st April 2018
“Zoltan’s customer service and work is second to none. He called before arriving and was punctual. He got strait to works and was finished in no time at all.
I will be using him again ( if needed) but would have no in recommending Zoltan friends family and anybody else who needs a quality job doing.”

PAUL

Ford Focus • Alternator belt replacement

31st March 2018
“Your mechanic was most excellent, the right person with the right knowledge, skills and experience. If you are thinking about getting a fault diagnosed or fixed then I would highly recommend this service to anyone.”

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Kia Sorento • Car Shuddering/Vibrating Inspection


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109 Reviews

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19th April 2018
“George was so nice and professional and also offered post work help if needed. Highly recommended”

AIZAZ

BMW 7 Series • Alternator belt replacement

6th January 2017
“George Relf the mechanic was friendly, knowledgeable and professional.
We are very happy with the work he carried out. Excellent service and 100% satisfaction. Would recommend it to all my friends and family.
Good job. Many thanks. Much appreciated. “
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EDITH

Vauxhall/Opel Combo-C • Timing belt/chain replacement


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19th April 2018
“Michael was very good and knowledgable. Came in at the time that he was expected. Highly recommended. Will use his services again if needed”

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Nissan Micra • Alternator belt replacement

20th April 2018
“Michael was prompt and attended to my request for "diagnosis" of the "non-starting" problem with efficiency and care, and clearly had good knowledge and experience of similar issues. He gave me good practical advice which is of great value to me, and I am most grateful for all his efforts on my behalf.”

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Audi A8 • Car Won't Start Inspection


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18th April 2018
“Terry was brilliant really friendly and gave me some good advice about other aspects of my car. Will hopefully use him again.”

DORCAS

MINI Mini • Auxiliary drive belt replacement

19th February 2018
“Terry was most a very pleasant presentable young man. He was also very informative. He was also very thorough, working on an older car. It wasn't very nice weather, but he worked through it.
I wanted to wait a few days to ensure wipers worked for more than one day!.
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They do! Very pleas“

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BMW 5 Series • Diagnostic Inspection


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Monkton Motors Ltd

York , 25 years of experience


16th April 2018
“Sean provided some very useful guidance/info and just what was needed to get the car working. Very pleased with the service”

IAN

Mazda MX-5 • Alternator belt replacement

21st July 2017
“Was very helpfull in finding the cars problem
Nice guy”

KEITH

Vauxhall/Opel Astra-H • Car Leaking Outside 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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