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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
He is really well qualified person. The job was done real quick. I would for sure recommend him
The best mechanic in all of Las Vegas ! I would let him work on any car or truck ,knows what he's doing and does it great !

Eduardo

20 years of experience
59 reviews
Eduardo
20 years of experience
Prompt, professional and well informed.

Kyle

9 years of experience
68 reviews
Kyle
9 years of experience
did a great job on a difficult task.

Keith

16 years of experience
269 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
This guy is awesome.

John

18 years of experience
420 reviews
John
18 years of experience
The best

Joel

19 years of experience
737 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
This is my second time using Your Mechanic with Joel as my technician. He was prompt and very professional and knowledgeable. I have gotten to the point, that Joel will always be first choice.

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
129 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Nate was prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. He inspected my car verified the issue, and explained the process. I would highly recommend his services.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
It took quite a while to get the issue resolved and now I have 2 new issues. No water from my windshield washers. May be a water hose issue. Now my air conditioner will only blow air through the defroster vents. May be a vacuum hose not connected issue.

James

25 years of experience
25 reviews
James
25 years of experience
Great service!

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
458 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Prompt and reliable!


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Saturn Ion $114 $34.16 $79.99 19% $141.66
2004 Nissan Xterra $170 $89.98 $79.99 13% $197.48
2012 Honda Ridgeline $128 $47.52 $79.99 17% $155.02
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 $153 $72.58 $79.99 15% $180.08
2013 Mini Cooper $236 $35.70 $199.97 22% $304.45
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas $133 $53.20 $79.99 17% $160.70

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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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