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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

3,551

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Damian

9 years of experience
347 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Great mechanic, knowledgeable and very helpful. He took the time to explain the work to be performed and what to keep an eye on.
great mechanic, friendly disposition,

Melvin

15 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
15 years of experience
Melvin did a fantastic job with giving me the details on my repair and repair options. He told me my future repair options to get the problem fix but I didn't get the email with the details. Overall Melvin did good, I just need the email with the details to have him come back to complete the repair. :-)

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Fast

Ruben

21 years of experience
112 reviews
Ruben
21 years of experience
10/10 Again!

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
446 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
He was knowledgeable about what he had to do

James

28 years of experience
539 reviews
James
28 years of experience
This man was the greatest, he was able to look at my car, not only find the problem that I was having but also took the liberty to drive me to Advanced Auto Parts and help me exchange the part I bought for the ones I needed and saved me a good 143 dollars. Even when the Advanced Auto Parts employee was giving me a hard time for the return, he stepped in and defended me and made sure that I was refunded the correct amount of money and made sure that if the store wasn’t going to do it he would find another store that will. Overall James is a great guy and most definitely would recommend to anyone in need of car assistance. If I could give him more than 5 stars I would. He deserves a raise.

Robert

30 years of experience
190 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Perfect! Rob showed up a few minutes early and worked his magic. Very happy with Robert and Your Mechanic and WILL use them again!

Jamahl

18 years of experience
816 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Very professional, personable and does a great job! Will always look for Jamahl when he is available and I'm in need of top help!

David

8 years of experience
168 reviews
David
8 years of experience
David was excellent. Although my car presented some unique challenges he was able to get It back on the road.

Tom

40 years of experience
205 reviews
Tom
40 years of experience
Tom was on time for the appointment and very friendly. He arrived with everything that he needed with the exception of a couple parts that were later discovered to be needed. Even then, instead of rescheduling the appointment, he was able to get the parts a couple hours later and returned to finish the job. I am very pleased with Toms work and expertise in Volkswagen models. He made sure that my expectations were satisfied and that I was happy with the overall work. Tom is a very honest guy and will work with you to make you happy. He has turned my previous views about YourMechanic around and I will be using Tom from now on to work on my car. Thank you again!!


How much does Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement cost in Mont Alto?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan $115 $34.87 $79.99 19% $142.37
2006 Suzuki Verona $121 $41.30 $79.99 18% $148.80
2004 Ford Taurus $113 $24.81 $87.98 21% $143.06
2015 BMW 535i $225 $49.48 $175.97 21% $285.98
2014 BMW X3 $115 $34.98 $79.99 19% $142.48
2010 Porsche Panamera $240 $159.63 $79.99 10% $267.13

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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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