Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement at your home or office in Hicksville.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

3,614

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David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
What a great service this is! David M. showed up on-time, was friendly and professional, explained what he was going to do, and completed the three services items in just one hour.

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Showed up on time, was courteous and got the job done. Would highly recommend.

Chip

32 years of experience
22 reviews
Chip
32 years of experience
Chip was fantastic! He quickly diagnosed the source of the problem and resolved it quickly. He explained what he saw in the pictures he took and why it was bad. He went above and beyond by not only doing the requested work but also checking related systems to make sure my car is operating correctly. I really appreciate Chip's knowledge, experience, and professionalism. I will definitely request Chip for all my future work!

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Very professional. Quick competent work. Installed a water pump and serpentine belt for me.

Rodney

34 years of experience
384 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
There are not enough stars for how highly i want to rate Rodney.He is a kind,professional,patient guy,who is never in too much of a hurry to explain what he is doing or why my car's check engine light keeps coming on! This is my 2nd time having him fix my Jeep and as before,hr was early,got right to work putting the serpentine belt on,did a quick safety inspection,told me what to look out for coming up in the not too distant future,and was done and gone with a handshake and smile in under 45 mins.! I will never accept another mechanic from YourMechanic and if Rodney is off or ill i will gladly wait until he returns!!! Do yourself a solid and request him!!!!!!! 10 STARS

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert was awesome!

Nathan

27 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
Nathan was on time. He was efficient, professional and personable.

John

34 years of experience
314 reviews
John
34 years of experience
Very good experience!

David

8 years of experience
110 reviews
David
8 years of experience
Love it. Excellent job. Definitely He will be my mechanic again. Thanks

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Very professional and thorough with his job


How much does Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement cost in Hicksville?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Hicksville. Our mechanics in Hicksville 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 in Hicksville.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Buick Regal $128 $48.44 $79.99 17% $155.94
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer $128 $48.46 $79.99 17% $155.96
2015 Volvo XC70 $154 $34.00 $119.98 21% $195.25
2010 Audi A3 $118 $37.53 $79.99 18% $145.03
2013 Mini Cooper $236 $35.70 $199.97 22% $304.45
2004 Porsche 911 $177 $96.96 $79.99 13% $204.46

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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Service

What is a serpentine belt and how does it work?

A serpentine belt is a relatively long, flat, multi-ribbed belt that is driven by the engine’s crankshaft pulley. The belt drives many, and often all, of the engine accessories such as the alternator, air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, water pump, and air pump. The serpentine belt is tensioned by a hydraulic or spring-loaded automatic tensioner. Some older cars use a serpentine belt to drive most accessories but will also have a shorter v-style belt to drive, for example, the power steering pump.

Belts

When to consider replacing the serpentine belt:

  • Regularly scheduled maintenance. Typically, belt manufacturers recommend belt replacement at 90,000 miles. However, the belt must be inspected for wear or damage at regular intervals prior to this high mileage.
  • Squealing noise, belt slippage, visible belt damage. Should the belt fail or wear out prematurely, you may hear noise or you may see visible signs of deterioration such as missing chunks of rubber, excessive cracking, or a shredded appearance on the edge of the belt.
  • Battery Light. A loose belt, perhaps caused by a defective tensioner, may not drive the alternator at adequate speed and thus the battery may discharge, causing the warning light to illuminate.
  • Engine overheating. Often, the serpentine belt drives the water pump. In those applications, if the belt breaks the engine will overheat in seconds to minutes. If the belt is inadequately tensioned, you may notice higher-than-normal engine operating temperature.

How do mechanics replace the serpentine belt?

  • Prior to removing the belt, the mechanic must run the engine to determine if the idler pulley and the belt tensioner are noise-free. Those rotating components have grease filled bearings and are subject to wear. In addition, the mechanic will ensure that all pulleys and accessories are turning in the same plane. These steps help make sure your new belt will operate trouble-free for its full-service life.
  • The belt’s routing path through the various components is noted. The belt tensioner is released, usually with a wrench or lever, to release the tension from the belt. With the tension off, the belt slides off the pulleys.
  • All rotating components — that is the alternator, air conditioner compressor, etc. — are checked for smooth operation and no noise.
  • If everything checks out, the new belt is slipped over all of the pulleys while holding the tensioner away from the belt. Once the belt is centered on all pulleys, the tensioner is released and the installation is complete. The engine is run to ensure normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a serpentine belt problem?

No. Should the belt have visible damage, you risk unexpected and sudden breakage that could potentially leave you stranded. Serpentine belt problems that result in the alternator not charging may cause the battery to discharge, which will result in loss of electrical power to the vehicle. Additionally, if a deteriorated belt breaks and that belt drives the water pump, the engine will overheat in a matter of seconds.

When replacing the serpentine belt keep in mind:

  • On many cars, the expected service life of a serpentine belt is around 90,000 miles. Should the belt fail well prior to that, a very careful inspection should be performed to check for out-of-alignment pulleys, a possibly out-of-position crankshaft harmonic balancer on which the drive pulley is mounted, binding pulleys, or a defective belt tensioner.
  • Attention should always be given to serpentine belt routing, since proper routing is critical to proper belt tension, and function of the driven components.
  • Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish serpentine belt related noise from other engine noises. In these cases, a mechanic will determine the origin of the noise by momentarily running the engine without the serpentine belt attached.

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