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

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4.8/5

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Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Jason was very knowledgeable and did a fine job. Also completed the work in timely fashion.
He was excellent

Sergio

8 years of experience
203 reviews
Sergio
8 years of experience
Sergio is a very knowledgeable and professional mechanic. I will definitely use him as my mechanic again.
Great experience as always with Sergio.

Damian

9 years of experience
383 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
First time ever using this kind of service and I will definitely do it again. Very positive experience.
Damian was very competent and worked with my schedule the best that he could. This is a great service and will never go back to the shop.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua was on time and professional. He explained the work done to me in clear terms. The work area and the car were left clean when work was done. Very happy with the work.

Kenneth

14 years of experience
112 reviews
Kenneth
14 years of experience
Friendly and did great work

Genaro

11 years of experience
257 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Genaro was able to come a day earlier than originally scheduled and completed the work and less than a half an hour. He knew exactly what he was doing. Thanks

Angel

15 years of experience
48 reviews
Angel
15 years of experience
Super friendly and helpful.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1019 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Third appointment with Patrick. Does what needs to be done quickly. Knows his stuff and won't BS you on the condition of your car.

Clifton

28 years of experience
195 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
Accommodating and very professional

Joseph

25 years of experience
468 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
prompt, friendly knowledgeable. good guy all around. been having him service my car i think about 9 months now. highly recommended.


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Mazda 6 $136 $56.41 $79.99 16% $163.91
2009 Hyundai Entourage $135 $31.20 $103.98 20% $170.95
2009 Pontiac Solstice $134 $53.93 $79.99 17% $161.43
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 $133 $53.04 $79.99 17% $160.54
2010 Audi A6 Quattro $173 $60.86 $111.98 18% $211.36
2015 Jaguar F-Type $147 $59.05 $87.98 17% $177.30

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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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