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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 Nissan Xterra $93 $23.43 $70.00 28% $130.93
2008 Toyota Land Cruiser $170 $72.47 $98.00 23% $222.97
2007 Pontiac G6 $109 $39.15 $70.00 25% $146.65
2011 Lincoln Navigator $119 $48.87 $70.00 23% $156.37
2004 Infiniti QX56 $120 $50.27 $70.00 23% $157.77
2012 Porsche Cayman $144 $73.60 $70.00 20% $181.10
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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Service

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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Emmette

33 years of experience
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Emmette
33 years of experience
Thank you for all your hard work, and your time work on my card
2005 TOYOTA CAMRY - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

Jerome

21 years of experience
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Jerome
21 years of experience
Mr. Nicholas is a problem solver and very observant of future automotive issues. The frigid weather did not interfere with his superb professional work.
2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Chris

8 years of experience
223 reviews
Chris
8 years of experience
Probably the best mechanic I've worked with. He is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his job. He was willing to help me out with the repairs in any way possible.
2001 FORD TAURUS - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Calvin

10 years of experience
22 reviews
Calvin
10 years of experience
I would recommend him.
2007 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - CLEVELAND, OHIO

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