Your vehicle is made up of many moving parts that work alongside each other. An essential part to these systems is their belts. It’s important to have your belts checked often and replace them as needed in order to avoid more serious problems. Two important belts in your vehicle are your fan belt and your serpentine belt. Uncle Al’s Automotive Services are the experts when it comes to fan belt replacements and serpentine belt replacements.
To avoid further damage, it’s a good idea to keep up the maintenance on your fan and serpentine belts. A good place to start is your car’s manual but the average suggestion is around 50k miles, as long as there are no issues with the belts. If you’re car isn’t operating properly you should bring it to a shop and have it inspected as soon as you can.
Your fan belt and serpentine belt are responsible for assisting the water pump, power steering, alternator and air conditioning unit. If you find your engine is overheating, if warning lights illuminate on your dash or you smell or see steam you might need a fan belt replacement. Because your serpentine belts snakes around many different elements of your car, if you lose this belt you often lose all of these functions as well.
If you think you might be in need of a fan belt replacement or a serpentine belt replacement, make an appointment at Uncle Al’s Automotive Services, so our expert mechanics can do a thorough inspection and see what condition your belts are in.