What does the serpentine/drive belt(s) do? The serpentine/drive belt powers several components of the vehicle. Some components include; Alternato? Power Steering Pum? A/C Condense? Water pum? etc. Some vehicles may have 2-3 belts to power different components. How do you know you need your serpentine/drive belt(s) replaced? Visual inspection shows cracks in rubber belt Squealing sound coming from belt when vehicle is running How are the serpentine/drive belt(s) replaced by a mobile mechanic? The belt tensioner is released to reduced tension on belt so it can be removed and belt tensioner slowly released again. The old and new belts are compared to ensure similarities. The belt tensioner is released to install new belt and slowly released again putting tension on the belt. The tensioner is adjusted to insure proper tension is applied (if required) Vehicle is started to test and inspect new belt. How important is having your serpentine/drive belt(s) replaced? Since the serpentine belt is made out of rubbe? over time it becomes brittle and begins to crack. During routine maintenanc? the serpentine belt should always be inspected. If cracks are noticed it should be replaced to prevent it breaking during operation and causing engine damage.
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Get an instant online price for most maintenance and tire services. For repairs, you can book a service call and a mechanic will diagnose the concern and give you a quote, on-site. If you would like a quote before we see the vehicle, you can Request a Quote in as little as 60 seconds and receive your quote by email or phone, usually within 1 business hour.
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After selecting your service(s) (or a diagnostic), simply select a day & time that works best for you and we will dispatch our best-suited technician or mechanic, based on your vehicle & needs. You will receive a confirmation email with the details and a reminder email/SMS as well. Auto care has never been easier!
Once the technician arrives, they will explain the work order, what they will be doing and then begin work on your vehicle. In most cases, a complementary Digital Vehicle Inspection will be completed so you can have peace of mind that your vehicle is in good condition or what may need to be addressed in the future.