Drive belts and Serpentine belt Replacement
At Car Servicing and You our fully equipped workshop in Carnegie, next to Caulfield and Malvern East, provides serpentine belt and drive belt replacement and repairs for all makes and models. All our car repairs come with a minimum 12 month/20000km warranty.
Drive belts and serpentine belts are rubber belts that are designed to drive the accessories on your engine such as an alternator, power steering pump, water pump, air conditioning compressor, air pump, etc. Drive belts and serpentine belts may also be guided by an idler pulley and/or a belt tensioner.
Belts generally last anywhere between 60,000km and 100,000km and when left until breaking can cause quite serious damage including in the worst case engine damage.
The most common signs of drive belt problems include;
- Squealing from engine bay on start up
- Whirring or grinding noises coming from your engine bay
- Your engine starts to overheat
- Your battery light may come on
- Your power steering no longer works
Replacing your drive belts when they are worn and cracked and before they break can save you a lot of money, so always ensure that you do replace them when recommended.