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Drive belts are also called auxiliary belts or serpentine belts.

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Top Mechanics For Drive Belt Replacement & Repairs in Newcastle

15 Reviews

Garage in Newcastle, 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...

1 Reviews

Garage serving Newcastle, 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

12 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Newcastle, 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...

329 Reviews

Garage serving Newcastle, 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...

24 Reviews

Garage serving Newcastle, 8 years of experience

At Motor Fix we offer a wide range of vehicle maintenance, from diagnostics to clutches we can assist with all your motoring needs to see if we can help, offering a garage-based service

129 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Newcastle, 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...

18 Reviews

Garage serving Newcastle, 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...

264 Reviews

Garage serving Newcastle, 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 ...

13 Reviews

Garage in Hebburn , 30 years of experience

ID Coachworks Ltd where established in 2007, being one of the largest bodyshops in the north east. Our specialty is commercial and HGV’s. We are credited with BS10125 (equivelant to PAS125), ISO9001, Vosa an...

12 Reviews

Garage in Redcar, 28 years of experience

Service and repairs, pre mot checks also mot repairs, Brakes, Cambelts, Clutches, Full and Small services, Motorbike service also repairs.

4 Reviews

Garage in Alnwick, 7 years of experience

Tyres, Puncture Repairs, Wheel Balance, Batteries, Exhausts, Wheel alignment, Mobile Tyre fitting

190 Reviews

Garage in Middlesbrough, 40 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship in the family business in Cumbria back in 1974 and worked in the business right up until 2002 in various roles such as heavy goods driver, I also became a partner in the busines...

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 ...

46 Reviews

Garage in Redcar, 19 years of experience

I am originally a self taught mechanic from an engineering background and I repaired cars in my own time from 2004-2007, I realised I needed to have official qualifications so I attended Middlesbrough Colleg...

115 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Skinningrove, 30 years of experience

.30 years experience in the industry carrying out repairs to most makes of vehicles to a high standard, using the experience gained & up-to-date equipment we now specialise in the diagnostics aspect of the c...

Frequently asked questions about drive belt replacement & repairs in Newcastle

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

What does a drive belt replacement in Newcastle 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 Newcastle?

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 Newcastle garages offer home collection and delivery for drive belt replacement?

Yes, many garages in Newcastle 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 Newcastle.

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

Yes, Newcastle 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.

How much does a drive belt replacement cost in Newcastle?

The average cost of a drive belt replacement in Newcastle varies between £59 and £64, depending on your car's make and model. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price.

These estimates may include Auxiliary drive belt/s, Auxiliary drive belt tensioner, Alternator drive/serpentine belt, Alternator drive/serpentine belt tensioner, Fan drive/serpentine belt, Power steering drive belt/s and/or Power steering drive/serpentine belt idler/guide pulley.

Estimates on average repair costs, such as the above results for a drive belt replacement, are based on ClickMechanic's quote data which combines multiple third-party sources. Actual costs may vary. We provide estimates on average repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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