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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

3,614

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Rod

15 years of experience
210 reviews
Rod
15 years of experience
While it was only a serptine/Drive Belt replacement job he did it with the expertise of a first class mechanic. I would trust my car to him anytime. Thanks Rod.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Book him now!!! He called me to let me know he would be early and met me at my job. He was super friendly and super professional! He got the job done really quick and even showed me everything he did in case I was weary of the work done. The quote I got online was a $90 cheaper than all the mechanics I called in this area. This is an awesome service when you work an 8-5 job and can't get away! My car is running so much better! Long story short Harish was my hero today and I would recommend him to everyone and anyone who needs work done on their car!

Nicholas

15 years of experience
344 reviews
Nicholas
15 years of experience
I called Your Mechanic for my 07 Xterra about a alternator problems and they were very helpful and professional. Their mechanic, Nicholas, was very knowledgeable, helpful and informative and helped me a lot by doing a thorough inspection of my car. After he was done he informed me that my alternator was fine and the problem was simpler insted. SO, I rescheduled another appointment and Nicholas did a great job and half the price of a conventional mechanic rate (forget about dealer quote I got) THANK you Your Mechanic, and thank you Nicholas for a top notch work, honesty and integrity.

Duane

23 years of experience
366 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Fixed truck fast. Saved me money by correctly diagnosing a problem. Made recommendations with no pressure!

Zachar

40 years of experience
41 reviews
Zachar
40 years of experience
excellent

Kyle

10 years of experience
28 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
Kyle was fast. Efficient. Knowledgeable and helpful. Im grateful for his help

Scott

32 years of experience
339 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott initially came out to do a diagnostic on my truck and based off his professionalism and friendliness I wanted him to be the one to do the repairs. He was timely and efficient. So glad I got him.

Tyrone

9 years of experience
422 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
I will recommend him to everyone that is dealing with car problems. This young man will disrupt big car repair shops.

Kenneth

9 years of experience
104 reviews
Kenneth
9 years of experience
Ken did a good job on my Jeep and it is working well.

Andrew

23 years of experience
146 reviews
Andrew
23 years of experience
very good good to discover your company and have Andrew perform service on the honda he worked very hard.


How much does Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement cost in New Berlin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Honda Accord $114 $33.74 $79.99 19% $141.24
2005 Buick Century $138 $58.44 $79.99 16% $165.94
2006 Scion xA $135 $55.13 $79.99 16% $162.63
2015 BMW X3 $126 $46.39 $79.99 17% $153.89
2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 $121 $40.88 $79.99 18% $148.38
2005 Dodge Viper $132 $51.54 $79.99 17% $159.04

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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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