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

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Abdul

9 years of experience
395 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Abdul was terrific. Came to my house while it was raining. Had a good solution quickly to continue to work while it was raining, as I thought we would have to postpone. Great job!!!
Abdul showed up on time ( actually before time) . He finished his work very fast , was professional and cleaned up all the new mess as well as the mess i already made . I highly recommend his fast, economically afordable and professional services . Thank you Abdul.

Eduardo

17 years of experience
308 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
He was professional and very knowledgeable.
He was great. Came in, got to work and knocked it out in a timely fashion. Very professional as well.

Enrique

19 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
19 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and friendly, not pushy at all. Explained everything in detail and a pleasure to work with!
Rick was punctual and worked quickly. He made sure I understood what he was doing and what didn't need to be done. He was very professional.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
He does a great job, glad he comes out this way.

Kyle

18 years of experience
20 reviews
Kyle
18 years of experience

Phillip

17 years of experience
176 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
Phillip was prompt, professional, courteous and efficient. I would highly recommend him!

Jim

31 years of experience
46 reviews
Jim
31 years of experience
Jim was great! On time and fast service! Thanks so much.

Patrick

9 years of experience
152 reviews
Patrick
9 years of experience
Really made the whole thing simple. He was friendly, knowledgeable and even made it out to the place early.

Joseph

31 years of experience
522 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph was friendly and was very up front with us. Very knowledgeable and Efficient in his job. Even though we do not live in the Dallas area . We will most definitely recommend Joseph and your company for future business.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Great


How much does Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement cost in Mount Prospect?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Pontiac G6 $114 $34.33 $79.99 19% $141.83
2013 Volkswagen Passat $109 $29.48 $79.99 20% $136.98
2009 Nissan Xterra $115 $35.00 $79.99 19% $142.50
2013 Mini Cooper $212 $35.70 $175.97 22% $272.20
2015 Mercedes-Benz E250 $107 $26.67 $79.99 20% $134.17
2015 Porsche 911 $151 $70.56 $79.99 15% $178.06

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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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