Drive Belt Replacement

Drive Belt Replacement Salt Lake City and Sandy, Utah

Have you started noticing cracked or worn belts in your car’s engine? If so, it might be time for you to get yourself a drive belt replacement? Let us help!  Although auto makers don’t usually specify a replacement interval for V-belts or serpentine belts in your car, most belt manufacturers do recommend varying periodic replacements for your car’s preventative maintenance.  Here’s why:  the incidence of belt failure rises sharply in the fourth year of service for the typical V-belt, and the fifth year for serpentine belts, meaning you should keep an eye on them if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of having a V-belt or serpentine belt go out when you really need it working.

Salt Lake City and Sandy Drive Belt Replacement

What’s more, eight out of ten V-belt failures and ten out of ten serpentine belt failures end up causing a breakdown for your car!  That’s because belts have the uncanny knack of always picking the worst possible moment to fail–like when you’re heading out of town on a road trip, when you’re hurrying to pick up a hot date who told you NOT to be late, or when you’re giving your mother-in-law a ride to church. Overall, none of those are situations you want to find yourself in with a broken-down car.

Emission Time | Serpentine Belt Replacement

A broken belt is always bad news because when it snaps, all drive power to whatever it turns is lost.  That means the water pump quits circulating coolant through the engine, the alternator quits producing amps, the power steering pump ceases to assist steering, and the air conditioner quits cooling.  Many newer vehicles have a single serpentine belt that drives all the engine’s  accessories, so when your serpentine belt  fails, everything stops working!