St. Charles, IL Serpentine Belt Replacements

You probably don’t spend much time thinking about your serpentine belt. However, this crucial piece controls several parts of your vehicle. If it breaks, many parts of your engine could fail at once, stopping your car in its tracks – even if you’re at highway speed. Don’t let that happen. Get your serpentine belt replaced as soon it shows signs of wear. Let our mechanics at Autopractor help you out. 

What Is the Serpentine Belt?

The serpentine belt snakes its way around several parts of your car’s engine, including the alternator, air conditioning, water pump, and power steering. In older cars, each part was managed by individual belts. Now, the serpentine belt controls everything.  

How Often Does a Serpentine Belt Need Replaced?

A serpentine belt may last anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 miles, depending on the conditions you drive in and how well you maintain your vehicle. 

Should I Replace Any Other Parts at the Same Time?

Serpentine belts usually have tensioning devices that maintain just the right amount of tension in the belt. As you can imagine, that makes the tensioning device a critical component for keeping your serpentine belt running smoothly. You should have your tensioner inspected and replaced, if necessary, when you change your serpentine belt. 

How Can I Tell if My Serpentine Belt Needs Replaced?

The safest way to see if your serpentine belt needs replaced is to pop your hood and look at it. If it shows uneven wear, cracks, chips, or damaged or separated ribs, it needs to be replaced. Other signs your serpentine belt needs to be replaced include:

  • Chirping or squealing noises when you drive
  • Power steering or air conditioner failure
  • Car breaking down

Don’t risk your car breaking down when you’re driving. Have our ASE Certified technicians inspect or replace your serpentine belt today. Click here or call 630-444-1414 to schedule an appointment now.

We Service Most Makes and Models

Below are many of the manufacturers we service:

  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi