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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

3,551

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Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Jason is an incredible asset to 'Your Mechanic". Be good to him, he is a keeper! He was working in the rain, came prepared, had a tent to cover car so he could work. He is unflappable. He perseveres till the job is done. I am certainly recommending 'your mechanic to friends'. Keep up the good work, it will be rewarded. Jason is A++++. Thank you Jason.
Second visit with Jason, super great guy so,impressed very happy with results

Chris

20 years of experience
1558 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was awesome. I was told I needed a new water pump by a friend. Had Chris replace my water pump, but it didn't solve the problem. My car still overheated and my coolant was leaking everywhere. He diagnosed the problem right away, realizing it was a little intake hose that needed to be replaced. He showed up early both times he came to work on my car which was definitely not expected, but GREATLY appreciated! This guy knows what he's doing and went above and beyond to make sure my car was up and running asap. Thank you Chris! So glad I can get back to work!
Chris did a great job. Knows exactly what he is doing. Replaced serpentine belt, tensioner and pulley. Also did an oil change. Highly recommend Chris.

Justin

6 years of experience
272 reviews
Justin
6 years of experience
Another great job! Thank you. Looking forward to my next appointment. Justin has all the tools that he may need. He is very organized, neat and does not leave a trace suggesting a mechanic just worked here for 4 hours..
Justin was awesome. Showed up early, finished sooner than I expected and even came back to check on things. Excellent!!

Leo

39 years of experience
74 reviews
Leo
39 years of experience
Thank you for the great service

Eric

13 years of experience
123 reviews
Eric
13 years of experience
Eric did a fantastic job replacing the serpentine belt on my 10-year-old VW Jetta. He arrived early and quickly completed the job ahead of time. He left my driveway looking cleaner than when he arrived. Would most definitely recommend to other car owners!

Alfred

11 years of experience
314 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Alfred arrived in time and well prepared for the job. He let me know that when he needed to leave for a moment to get a different tool for my specific vehicle, and still finished the repairs 45 minutes ahead of schedule. Great service!!

Sam

14 years of experience
5 reviews
Sam
14 years of experience
Excellent service, would highly recommend. Sam, was prompt, professional, and very knowledgeable.

Jose

14 years of experience
290 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Great,, thorough and quick

Nicholas

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

Jason

26 years of experience
15 reviews
Jason
26 years of experience
Jason was superb. Came out on special request on a Saturday morning - and finished a job in 30% less than time than was allocated. Fast. Outstanding. Personable and an all-around great guy!


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Toyota Highlander $112 $32.16 $79.99 19% $139.66
2004 Volvo S60 $120 $40.04 $79.99 18% $147.54
2005 Subaru Baja $138 $57.69 $79.99 16% $165.19
2006 BMW 750i $140 $43.62 $95.98 19% $172.62
2012 BMW 535i GT $225 $49.48 $175.97 21% $285.98
2007 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG $189 $108.96 $79.99 12% $216.46

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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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