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4.9/5

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Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
He actually fixed my car! Thank god because the last guy apparently decided he didn’t want to do any of the work. Thank you Robert!!!
he made me understand what was needed and what wasn't also what to pay attention to. He saved me a lot of money

Christopher

15 years of experience
34 reviews
Christopher
15 years of experience
Chris was awesome

Patrick

9 years of experience
158 reviews
Patrick
9 years of experience
Patrick is very knowledgeable and explains all the details to us. He did a great job and cleaned the car as well. My wife and I were so impressed. I strongly recommend him to anyone needing car mechanic.

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Noe did a great job!!

Dave

21 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
21 years of experience
Awesome work - thanks Dave!!!

Rodric

12 years of experience
326 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Thank you Rodric!!!! We appreciate ya’!

Rod

15 years of experience
210 reviews
Rod
15 years of experience
Rod Carbaja was prompt, courteous and efficient.

Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
cool thank you for your help.....

David

14 years of experience
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David
14 years of experience
Earlier than expected Explained everything to me Very helpful

Rodney

34 years of experience
384 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Rodney was great showed up early and got done very fast! Great work and positive and friendly attitude!


How much does Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement cost in Santa Fe?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Chevrolet Colorado $138 $57.63 $79.99 16% $165.13
2014 Chevrolet Cruze $162 $81.58 $79.99 14% $189.08
2009 Chevrolet Express 1500 $111 $31.22 $79.99 19% $138.72
2013 Mercedes-Benz E550 $128 $47.83 $79.99 17% $155.33
2009 Audi TT Quattro $156 $43.73 $111.98 19% $194.23
2009 Porsche Cayenne $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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