Serpentine Belt in Kensington, PEI
Why should I get this done?
Roughly every 100,000 kms we recommend that your serpentine belt gets replaced. It’s a vital component of your vehicle and if it breaks, you might end up stuck on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck.
A serpentine belt is a long rubber belt that transports power to the engine accessories. It’s designed to last a long time. But eventually, the heat and friction will wear it down and it will need to be replaced.
Some signs that it may be time to replace your serpentine belt are that the belt shows signs of wear (cracking, glazing, fraying, etc.), you are hearing a squealing or chirping sound (that indicates a slipping belt), and you may notice some performance issue (power steering failure, sudden car battery drain or stalled engine).
If your car’s serpentine belt breaks, everything will stop working. You’ll lose power steering, the A/C will quit, your battery will eventually die, and the engine might overheat. Plus, it could also damage the engine accessories it controls – the alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning compressor and (sometimes) the water pump.
Quick List of Benefits
Protects engine accessories
Prevents damage to the engine