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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.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty $105 $34.78 $70.00 26% $142.28
2014 Honda Civic $86 $15.74 $70.00 30% $123.24
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser $113 $43.16 $70.00 24% $150.66
2010 Volkswagen CC $100 $29.98 $70.00 27% $137.48
2006 Volkswagen Touareg $121 $50.56 $70.00 23% $158.06
2003 Honda Civic $105 $34.78 $70.00 26% $142.28
2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 $278 $130.76 $147.00 22% $356.51
2008 Audi TT Quattro $128 $29.98 $98.00 29% $180.48
2014 Lexus LS600h $121 $50.56 $70.00 23% $158.06
2011 BMW 528i $140 $56.38 $84.00 24% $185.38
2013 BMW 328i xDrive $119 $34.78 $84.00 27% $163.78
2014 Audi Q5 $111 $41.02 $70.00 25% $148.52
2005 BMW X5 $130 $59.96 $70.00 22% $167.46
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG $154 $83.96 $70.00 19% $191.46
2010 Porsche Panamera $194 $123.58 $70.00 16% $231.08
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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Service

Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement
Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement

What's a serpentine / drive belt?

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 this in mind about serpentine belts:

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 to repair a serpentine / drive belt?

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

Our drive belt advice:

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.

Why it's important to replace a serpentine / drive belt:

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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Patrick

29 years of experience
712 reviews
Patrick
29 years of experience
Patrick was very professional and got the job done! My car is no longer making the weird sound and I really enjoyed waiting in the comfort of my home opposed to waiting around a shop.
2010 MAZDA 3 - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - AUSTIN, TEXAS

Abdul

7 years of experience
188 reviews
Abdul
7 years of experience
Great service! Was really early, which I appreciate since the Mechanic I booked Saturday never showed up! Thank you, Abdul! Will be requesting you again!
2009 AUDI A5 QUATTRO - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Robert

19 years of experience
24 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Robert was very professional and curtious. Was 15 minutes early and completed the quicker than most of the shops quoted me. Will definitely use the service again and will tell my friend. Wish I would have found youll sooner.
2004 LEXUS GX470 - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - HUMBLE, TEXAS

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