Bay Diagnostic- Symptoms of Failing Serpentine Belt
In your engine there are various belts that each have important tasks and functions to help your car run smooth and efficiently. The serpentine belt is one of these belts; it’s a single, multi-rib belt that operates multiple peripherals like the alternator, power steering, water pump, air conditioning compressor and other various components.
In luxury performance vehicles like BMW, Mercedes and Audi, timing and function is everything. Each part requires consistent service to ensure the high performance you expect.
With that in mind, should your serpentine belt fail, it can be catastrophic to your engine so knowing what signs to look for that indicate a bad serpentine belt can help you diagnose and repair the issue as soon as possible.
Squealing From the Front of the Vehicle-
Should the serpentine belt slip or become misaligned, there will be a loud squealing noise coming from the front end of your car.
Power Steering/Air Conditioner Not Working-
If the belt fails and breaks entirely, your car will break down and you will lose power steering along with the air conditioner. In this regard, preventative maintenance is vital to making sure your serpentine belt is in shape and can be replaced should it need to be.
Since the serpentine belt helps your engine stay cool, one easy sign to spot of a failing belt is if your engine overheats regularly.
Visible Cracks and Signs of Wear and Tear-
From time to time it is a good idea to physically inspect the serpentine belt. Checking for cracks, chunks, abrasions, uneven wear and other damages can signal that it is time to replace the belt.
For vehicles in Brooklyn, NY, Bay Diagnostic has a staff of experts that will make the serpentine drive belt repair in your Porsche or Land Rover a breeze.
Depending on the model of your vehicle, your serpentine felt should last about 50,000 miles or five years before it should be replaced.
Bay Diagnostic’s specialists will follow the guidelines required for your model car and will ensure that you receive the same high level of care that you would by going directly to the dealer, but at a more competitive price and with standout service that is second to none.