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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon did a good job on my Hyundai Tucson 2009 no complaints he was on time ready to work and got straight to business conversated with him for a little bit wonderful guy I will recommend him to anyone
Very very professional, made sure all my questions had been answered and made sure I knew if there was anything else that needed to be addressed how I needed to go about it. I really appricate how he took the time to make sure I was confident about my car before I went any futher

Robert

21 years of experience
215 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
fair, thourough and polite
Robert was courteous and on time. He seemed very knowledgeable and finished the job quickly and carefully. I would gladly recommend his services to others.

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Russell was friendly, knowledgeable and fast--had my car running great in no time. Thanks, Russ!

Claud

6 years of experience
79 reviews
Claud
6 years of experience
Awesome job. Timely . Couldn't have expected it to go this easy. Made my day.

James

28 years of experience
546 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Great experience. Given a lot of info regarding my vehicle and explained all future services needed.

Timothy

20 years of experience
104 reviews
Timothy
20 years of experience
Professional, great attitude and customer service. Will definitely ask for his skill and expertise again.

Mohammed

9 years of experience
3 reviews
Mohammed
9 years of experience
He was on time and super nice! Also explained to me everything he was doing as i was watching him work.

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Great service! He was very flexible with times. It was nice to be able to text him directly when I had a change in plans. I now have a happy car that drives smooth. The part I loved best was being home instead of a car repair shop.

Breck

18 years of experience
521 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Great experience, knowledge and skill. Very thorough and courteous

Tyrone

9 years of experience
422 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
Very friendly


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia $113 $33.09 $79.99 19% $140.59
2004 Toyota Highlander $147 $66.52 $79.99 15% $174.02
2009 Mercury Sable $117 $36.73 $79.99 19% $144.23
2009 Acura RL $128 $47.52 $79.99 17% $155.02
2009 Cadillac SRX $148 $67.70 $79.99 15% $175.20
2007 Jaguar XJ8 $123 $42.76 $79.99 18% $150.26

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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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