Common Signs Your Drive Belt Is Loose

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The most common sign of a loose drive belt is noise, and it can range from a barely audible squeak to an ear-shattering squeal. It could happen when you’re driving, or when your engine is idling. Either way, a noisy drive belt is something that you have to deal with, because it likely means that the drive belt tension is too loose. If the problem is not dealt with quickly, the belt could come loose and damage engine components.

Keep in mind, though, that noise is not always an indication of a loose belt, it could also be due to other maintenance issues, ordinary wear and tear, leaking fluids, or even weather conditions. Often, a wet belt will squeak, but the squeaking will stop once it dries out.

One of our mechanics can check your vehicle for drive belt problems and make sure that it’s not cracked or dry and that it’s snugged up against all the pulleys and wheels. The belt may need to be replaced, or the tension might have to be adjusted.

If you have your drive belt checked regularly, problems can be identified in their early stages and you’ll be able to have them fixed in a timely fashion. This ensures that the belt won’t come off or break, causing damage to engine components or leaving you stranded at roadside.


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Jason

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31 years of experience
Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Surprise, Arizona
Needed new brake pads on my Land Rover-and booked through “your mechanic”- this was my second time using this service and I have to say- these guys are awesome- Today, Jason came out to my work place- and completed the work quickly. Thank you!!
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Phoenix, Arizona
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Lee

18 years of experience
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Lee
18 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Richmond, Virginia
Lee was professional and knowledgeable. The job did not take long he was a little late but like I said professional because he let know that he was running late. LEE IS AWESOME!!!!!!

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23 years of experience
Jeep Compass - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - North Hollywood, California
I made an appointment to have my brake rotors/disc replaced. On the day I scheduled my car services- it ended up raining. Willie checked in, moved my appointment, and continued to communicate through out the day until he was able to come work on my car. He took great car to make the repairs ANNNDDD SAVED ME MONEY by only doing what was necessary (only one of the rotors needed replacing). A blessing.

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