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How much does Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Car Labor Cost Parts Cost Estimate Average Dealer Price Savings
2008 Nissan Rogue $70.00 $40.78 $111 $148.28 25%
2012 Volvo S60 $126.00 $28.78 $155 $222.28 30%
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix $70.00 $18.27 $88 $125.77 29%
2008 Kia Sorento $70.00 $38.38 $108 $145.88 25%
2008 GMC Savana 2500 $70.00 $98.21 $168 $205.71 18%
2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK300 $70.00 $44.38 $114 $151.88 24%
2010 BMW X5 $112.00 $77.96 $190 $249.96 24%
2004 Lincoln Aviator $70.00 $35.71 $106 $143.21 26%
2008 Porsche Boxster $70.00 $47.98 $118 $155.48 24%
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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Service

What is the Serpentine/Drive Belt all about?

The serpentine/drive belt or v-belt is a rubber belt that connects the alternator, power steering, and AC to the part of the engine (crankshaft) which transfers the power from the engine to those components. Without this belt, the battery will not get charged and none of the electrical accessory components in the car will work. The serpentine belt and v-belt are also known as "drive belts."

Because of the high amount of heat in the engine, the belt can develop cracks over time and eventually break. If the belt breaks, the steering wheel will be difficult to turn and driving will be hazardous.

In some cars, water pumps are driven by the drive belts. If the belt breaks, water and coolant needed to keep the engine cool will not properly flow to the engine. The engine will overheat, potentially causing severe damage.

Belts

Keep in mind:

A car will either have a serpentine belt(s) or v-belt(s). Cars that have a serpentine belt will have one or two belts. Most modern cars have only one belt, driving all the engine accessory components. If the car has v-belts, it will most likely have four belts.

How it's done:

  • Inspect the belts for cracks.
  • Remove and replace any damaged belts.
  • Inspect pulleys and bearings.

Our recommendation:

A mechanic should inspect the drive belts during oil changes. If you hear a squealing noise from the engine, it is likely that the drive belts need adjustment or replacement.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Serpentine/Drive Belt?

  • Squealing noise coming from engine if the belt is loose or worn out.
  • Lack of steering if the belt is broken.
  • Battery Warning Light is on.
  • Engine overheats.

How important is this service?

The drive belts connect the engine to the alternator, air conditioning, power steering, and sometimes the water pump. These belts are how power is transferred from the engines to these other systems. When the belts break, the engine will be unable to transfer power to the alternator, air conditioning, and power steering. Since the alternator is responsible for charging your battery, a broken drive belt means that the electrical components won’t work in your vehicle. The power steering also will fail, which makes it difficult and dangerous to steer. If your car’s water pump is also connected to the drive belt then the engine will not have a properly functioning cooling system, and your vehicle will be likely to overheat.

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Peter

39 years of experience
770 reviews
Peter
39 years of experience
Peter was great!! He arrived a bit early and was finished in no time. While he was here he answered all my automotive questions and for that I am grateful. I would without hesitation recommend Peter for any automotive repair need.
2012 FORD FIESTA - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - AVONDALE, AZ

Robert

16 years of experience
255 reviews
Robert
16 years of experience
Robert is a wonderful person and a very competent and professional mechanic. He replaced a serpentine belt on my 2008 VW Rabbit in less than an hour and gave me a full write up and quote for things that are coming up due for service. I will definitely call on him again in the near future. Thank you Robert !
2008 VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - DENVER, CO

Shaun

6 years of experience
222 reviews
Shaun
6 years of experience
Very nice. Had to do a job opposite of what I set the appt for and went above and beyond to get it done for me. Highly recommended
2002 MITSUBISHI LANCER - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - PHOENIX, AZ

Rod

13 years of experience
199 reviews
Rod
13 years of experience
Rod is a very competent and determined to get the job done right. I was very satisfied
2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT - BOCA RATON, FL

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