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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
2014 Honda Civic $111 $40.78 $70.00 25% $148.28
2005 Volvo S60 $98 $27.58 $70.00 27% $135.08
2013 Ford Escape $92 $22.08 $70.00 28% $129.58
2012 BMW X5 $154 $41.89 $112.00 28% $213.89
2011 Lincoln MKT $94 $23.98 $70.00 28% $131.48
2010 Audi S5 $236 $26.38 $210.00 32% $348.88
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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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Luis

15 years of experience
32 reviews
Luis
15 years of experience
Luis is an informative mechanic and friendly on the job. On top of that he gets rights to business, finishing the task at hand in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend him.
2010 HONDA ACCORD - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - UNION, NEW JERSEY

Torrieanto

9 years of experience
199 reviews
Torrieanto
9 years of experience
Torrieanto came and saved me. Serpentine belt went and he brought the part to the gas station I broke down at. Put the belt on and changed my a.c. compressor all within an hour. Highly recommended!
2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - LAKELAND, FLORIDA

Gilbert

30 years of experience
9 reviews
Gilbert
30 years of experience
Gilbert showed up a little early and had the repairs done within the quoted time frame. He was very friendly and efficient. Best mechanic we’ve used in a while.
2009 CHEVROLET EQUINOX - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - MESA, ARIZONA

Matthew

30 years of experience
268 reviews
Matthew
30 years of experience
Matthew is great,very detailed about my car and let me know exactly what was wrong, so glad I found this site and will definitely have him work on my car in the future!!
2007 SCION TC - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - HAMPTON, VIRGINIA

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