Q: When do you replace the serpentine belt?

asked by on

When do you replace the Serpentine belt? Preventive Maintance

My car has 45000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Visually inspect the serpentine belt for any cracks or fraying. Also, if you have the belt removed for inspection, bend the belt back and forth to check its flexibility. See if the belt feels soft or hard. If the serpentine belt is hard, you will need to replace it.

If you need assistance, get a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic to inspect the serpentine drive belt and replace it if necessary.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. When do you replace the serpentine belt?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Fuse at hot battery terminal looks burnt out battery keeps loosing charge.

Possibilities include a faulty charging system and/or parasitic power flow, that is current flowing in a circuit, draining the battery, even when the circuit(s) has been commanded off. This is referred to as a "parasitic" load, sometimes known as a...

Q: Q: Brake Caliper

Surface coatings (paint, powder coatings, etc.) on brake calipers are not required or recommended. Such coatings have no effect on caliper service life and no effect, positive or negative, on any aspect of vehicle operation. The paint therefore services a...

Q: Do I Need to reset the timing when the Serpentine belt breaks?

Loosing the serpentine belt should not affect the engine timing. But it sounds like you have some other problem. The first thing that comes to mind is that the harmonic balancer may be coming apart. The harmonic balancer is a...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.