Help keep your vehicle from losing power – with serpentine belt replacement services from FX Mobile Mechanic Services. Our certified mobile technicians can perform this service while you wait in the convenience of your home or office.
The Basics behind Serpentine Belt Replacement Services at FX Mobile Mechanic Services
Your car's engine, power steering pump, air conditioner, alternator and other systems could all be impacted if the vehicle's belts are not well maintained.
If you allow your timing belt, fan belt or serpentine belt to remain in the vehicle for too long without replacement, you will likely end up with an expensive auto repair that could have easily been avoided.
Importance of Serpentine Belt Maintenance
The serpentine belt, also known as the drive belt, is made of rubber. It connects the AC, power steering, and alternator to the engine's crankshaft. The crankshaft sends power to each of these systems as well as the vehicle's air injection pump.
If the belt does not function properly, the car's electrical accessory components will not operate and the battery will not be properly charged.
As the timing belt synchronizes engine processes, the serpentine belt powers peripheral processes in the engine compartment, like the power steering pump, water pump, cooling fan, air conditioner, and alternator. The serpentine belt receives its name from the snake-like path it takes through the various steering and electrical components it powers. Belt tension also plays an important role in serpentine belt maintenance. A properly tensioned belt helps promote long belt life while ensuring that all components are not overloaded or strained during operation.
Serpentine belts are tough, built to sustain years of continued and heavy use, but they do have a natural life projected by every manufacturer. Periodic inspections of your serpentine belt will help prevent breakdowns, though replacing your serpentine belt is a natural part of overall car maintenance. If you suspect trouble with your serpentine belt, please give us a call or contact us at FX Mobile Mechanic Services for assistance.
SERPENTINE BELT INSPECTIONS FX MOBILE MECHANIC SERVICES
Serpentine belts often crack and will eventually break due to the engine's heat. This usually occurs around the 30,000 to 40,000 mile mark. It is recommended that you have the belt replacement performed before the vehicle reaches this mileage level.
To stay on the safe side, it is recommended that you have your serpentine belt inspected at every oil change.
GETTING ASSISTANCE FOR A SERPENTINE BELT REPLACEMENT FX MOBILE MECHANIC SERVICES
If your vehicle's serpentine belt breaks, you may find it difficult to turn the steering wheel and driving it may be unsafe. If your vehicle is older or if you hear squealing noises from the engine, those belts might need to be adjusted or replaced.
Oftentimes you will hear these squealing noises on cold mornings while starting the vehicle or when taking sharp turns. Other common symptoms of a damaged serpentine belt include an engine that overheats or an illuminated battery warning light.
WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE SERPENTINE BELT REPLACEMENT SERVICES PERFORMED AT FX MOBILE MECHANIC SERVICES
Because your serpentine belt powers varying processes in the front of your engine, failure of the belt will result in failure of the other processes. If the serpentine belt fails to power the water pump, an important part of the cooling system, your engine could overheat and break down. Steering would also be impossible without a fully functioning belt. Regular inspections can keep your serpentine belt operating as intended. Visual inspections are the best way to detect early signs of serpentine belt issues, like frays and cracks. Trouble turning or steering at low speeds is another sign of possible belt failure. A loose belt can result in overheating, engine noise, or a dead battery. Manufacturers advise adhering to specific maintenance intervals for scheduling a serpentine belt replacement. When it’s time to replace your serpentine belt, just give us a call or contact us FX Mobile Mechanic Services.
CONSEQUENCES OF A FAULTY SERPENTINE BELT
If you hear slapping sounds from the engine, this is often an indication that the timing belt has slipped. When a timing belt breaks, the engine will no longer function or might even suffer significant damage. This is precisely why all automobile owners should have their timing belts checked on a regular basis.
SERPENTINE BELT REPLACEMENT COST
The serpentine belt replacement cost is quite minimal compared to the damage that could occur if you leave a malfunctioning belt in your vehicle. As part of your routine maintenance schedule, a certified technician can inspect and replace any belts if needed.
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