It’s common knowledge that your engine provides torque that eventually turns your wheels, but it also powers many other systems as well. This is done by way of a belt that “snakes” around multiple pulleys, giving torque from the engine to the A/C, the alternator, the power steering pump, and sometimes more. This belt is vital to your car’s functioning, and so we want to help you get your worn belt replaced before it snaps. Replacing belts before they break is a great way to avoid any potential damages that come from a snapped belt.
Serpentine belts can wear through due to a number of causes, and new advancements in rubber have extended the life of belts. This means that your serpentine belt might need replacing every 40,000 to 100,000 miles. Since that’s quite a range, we recommend coming in and getting your belts checked by our expert technicians, who will make sure the telltale signs of wear or imminent belt failure aren’t present on your serpentine belt.
When a serpentine belt snaps, you might not notice an immediate consequence in your car. However, since it runs the alternator, your car won’t be able to recharge the battery, and you’ll need a jump soon after the belt has snapped. Since power steering is connected to the serpentine belt, you might notice your steering is not as responsive or harder than usual. Some cars even connect the cooling system to the serpentine belt, so a snap could heat up your engine and cause damage to it. We always recommend replacing the belt before it snaps to avoid any and all trouble associated with serpentine belt failure.
Our range of genuine OEM parts are the perfect fit for your car, quite literally. An OEM part is the same part that the manufacturer uses in the factory to make your make and model car, so you know that your car is getting the highest quality your manufacturer requires. We prefer OEM parts because they give us the satisfaction of knowing you’re in good hands, and they make our expert service just that much better.