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Drive belts are also called auxiliary belts or serpentine belts.

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186 Reviews

Garage in Cumbria, 16 years of experience

JM Motor Services Ltd was formed in July 2016. The business operates as a mobile mechanic business serving Lancaster and a 50 -mile radius working with all makes/models and repairs. You can trust in us to g...

122 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Cumbria, 10 years of experience

BMW Group Senior technican, Air conditioning certified, Hybrid / High voltage certified, MOT tester.

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Garage serving Cumbria, 22 years of experience

Mobile Mechanic with 20 years experience, all work completed to a high standard using manufacturer recognised parts. I’m in the military so split between the below locations, therefore able to complete work ...

189 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Cumbria, 30 years of experience

A Dixon Autos is a mobile vehicle maintenance and enhancement company owned and run by Tony Dixon. Tony has worked in the motor trade ever since leaving school, and in 30 years he’s amassed a broad range ...

59 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 14 years of experience

Deal with all car repairs and maintenance, based in Harrogate. Multiple years of experience.

12 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Cumbria, 8 years of experience

Providing a mobile service as well as a garage service in and around the Newcastle area. Specialising in diagnostics and electrical repairs however working on all makes and models carrying out all types of m...

13 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 30 years of experience

I served my time at bds motors whilst attending college I have worked for numerous garages and had my own business for 8 year before starting work in a management role for great north auto centre and I am n...

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Garage serving Cumbria, 14 years of experience

I started my apprenticeship when I left school at the age of 15. I’ve been fully qualified for 11+ years with NVQ level 1, 2 and 3. I’ve been an MOT tester for 10 years. Here at Jamie’s mobile mechanic w...

18 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 35 years of experience

I have been in the trade for 30 years and have worked for myself for that time and built up my knowledge doing all types of repairs on all makes/models, as a business however we are not keen on injectors/fu...

129 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Durham, 15 years of experience

I've been in the trade for well over 15 years now and still get that great buzz from solving customers issues and seeing them happy again. Before I branched out on my own I worked with a company who had a co...

329 Reviews

Garage in Birtley, 15 years of experience

I began my career with Citroen/Peugeot in Newcastle though the apprenticeship scheme and served my time there for 4 years. I moved to Prestige Cars in Gateshead for 18 months before gaining more experienc...

16 Reviews

Garage in Darlington, 7 years of experience

I started my Automotive mechanic career through a local garage in Darlington and worked here for 2 years. I then completed my automotive academic education at Darlington College completing my Level 1, Level ...

1 Reviews

Garage in Gateshead , 15 years of experience

All mechanical work carried out van and car mot. clutch replacement engines replacement timing belts services vehicle remaps established garage we give warranty with all work carried out

51 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Leyland, 12 years of experience

Hi, my name is Connor & I’ve been a technician in the motor trade for 10 years! I consider myself to be a very highly skilled, highly trained, technician in the motor trade and, above all else, an honest in...

52 Reviews

Garage in Lancashire , 32 years of experience

Fully qualified mobile mechanic with over 30 years in the trade.

Frequently asked questions about drive belt replacement & repairs in Cumbria

Read our answers to questions about drive belt replacement costs, symptoms and more.

What does a drive belt replacement in Cumbria 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.

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 in Cumbria?

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.

What happens when the auxiliary belt breaks?

If the auxiliary belt breaks the components that are run off the belt will not be able to turn. Depending on your vehicle make and model it can be that alternator is no longer turned, the PAS pump will not be turned, the water pump and air con compressor will not be turned.

How do you know if a pulley is misaligned?

Often a chirping noise can point to a misaligned pulley, however can be tricky to distinguish a misaligned pulley from other related problems like a misaligned belt as the symptoms and accompanying sounds are very similar. If you suspect there is any issue with a pulley or there are concerns about its age or condition, book an inspection with a professional mechanic as soon as possible, driving the vehicle may lead to further complications or damage.

When should a power steering belt be replaced?

Power steering belts (or serpentine belts) are expected to last several years, and as can last as long as 100,000 miles. Power steering belts are nowadays in most cases not a separate belt, but are known as a serpentine belt which also drives various other ancillary components used by the vehicle. The belt should be replaced as per the manufacturer's guidelines, this can vary depending on your vehicle's make and model.

How do I know if my alternator belt is bad?

Alternator belts (or serpentine belts) are expected to last several years, and as can last as long as 100,000 miles. Alternator belts are nowadays known as a serpentine belt which also drives various other ancillary components used by the vehicle and is not a separate belt. The belt should be replaced as per the manufacturer's guidelines, this can vary depending on your vehicle's make and model.

How do I know if my fan belt is bad?

Fan belts (nowadays alternator are driven by a serpentine belt) are expected to last several years, and as can last as long as 100,000 miles. The belt that drives the alternator nowadays also drives various other ancillary components used by the vehicle and is not a separate belt and is known as a serpentine belt. The belt should be replaced as per the manufacturer's guidelines, this can vary depending on your vehicle's make and model.

Is a worn auxiliary drive belt or serpentine belt an MOT failure?

No, a worn auxiliary drive belt or serpentine belt is not an MOT failure. It is not checked during an MOT as it is not a safety-critical item.

Is the drive belt checked during an MOT test?

No, the drive belt or the serpentine belt is not checked during an MOT test. However, as it is a critical part of keeping the car runnning, it's a good idea to inspect it for signs of wear and tear, especially if the car is older than 5 years.

Can Cumbria garages offer home collection and delivery for drive belt replacement?

Yes, many garages in Cumbria are able to offer collection and delivery for a drive belt replacement. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a drive belt replacement in Cumbria.

Can Cumbria mobile mechanics do drive belt replacement at my home or office?

Yes, Cumbria mobile mechanics can do a drive belt replacement at your home or office, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

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