The serpentine belt, also known as the drive belt, powers your alternator, air conditioning compressor and power steering pump, and in some cases, the water pump and radiator fan.
Over time, the serpentine belt will develop wear and tear- it can fray, crack or become shiny or “glazed”, and the rubber parts might peel off the belt. Worn serpentine belts need to be replaced immediately as a belt failure can cause a severe vehicle breakdown.
The serpentine belt should be inspected regularly and replaced based on its condition. If the belt stops working, you risk serious damage to the car’s vital systems. In short, you will be facing expensive and time consuming auto repair services.
Visual inspections can make you aware of small problems before they become larger, more complicated issues. If you suspect trouble with your serpentine belt or you need to get it inspected, please contact us online or call us at (905) 381-9285 for assistance.