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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

3,551

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Robert

21 years of experience
213 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
Robert appeared within minutes of the scheduled appointment and immediately began work. He took the time to explain each issue with me and left me with a "To do" list. Well done.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
ALL WENT WELL WITH RAUL HUERTA. IN TWO WEEKS, I HAVE SCHEDULED MORE AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRS. . . A COUPLE THAT I OVERLOOKED. I AM CONFIDENT RAUL WILL PROVIDE EXCELLENT SERVICE, KEEPING MY SUBARU OUTBACK A SAFE, DEPENDABLE, FUN-TO-DRIVE COMMUTER CAR.

Rodric

12 years of experience
320 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Thank you Rodric!!!! We appreciate ya’!

Carlos

15 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Carlos did a great job, he did it quickly, and I hope I get him for next round of work!

Henry

32 years of experience
130 reviews
Henry
32 years of experience
Henry was fantastic. I look forward to working with him more.

Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Michael was extremely knowledgeable and helpful! His services were informative, trustworthy, quick, and done extremely well. I definitely recommend him to anyone, and will use him again in the future.

Bryant

10 years of experience
259 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
Friendly kind and very knowledgeable. He took his time and explained everything to me and got my car fixed in a timely manner.

Jean

23 years of experience
70 reviews
Jean
23 years of experience
He was on time very professional and knowledgeable. He came got the job done quickly and moved on. I was very appreciative Thanks again

Nicholas

15 years of experience
344 reviews
Nicholas
15 years of experience
Good mechanic and good man.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Jason can do the work very quick. The knowledge he has as a mechanic is very insightful. It's good to know what cars use in their technologies and Jason will tell you what's happening. He cares about the service being worked on and I would recommend most customers to give him a call with YourMechanic. He noticed a crack in my reservoir when I bought a used car. I had some JB weld and he put on a couple coats after using a tool to find the damage. Nobody wants to run into an extra problem like that. So that's a real good guy. Thanks!


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee $118 $38.43 $79.99 18% $145.93
2010 Nissan Altima $110 $30.29 $79.99 19% $137.79
2005 Ford Explorer $134 $53.70 $79.99 17% $161.20
2006 Lexus GS300 $141 $60.58 $79.99 16% $168.08
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT $111 $31.22 $79.99 19% $138.72
2012 Jaguar XJ $126 $45.72 $79.99 17% $153.22

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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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