What does a serpentine belt do? A serpentine belt is an important part of your vehicle’s engine block, powering your alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning compressor, and more. Discover when to replace your serpentine belt and what the risks are when you ignore serpentine belt issues. The service team at Sonia’s CDJR will let you know all the details below!
In normal conditions, most modern serpentine belts are able to last for anything between 50,000 miles and 100,000 miles. However, this can vary somewhat depending on the kind of weather and road conditions your car is subjected to, as well as other contingent factors that can be difficult to gauge. This is why it’s a good idea to keep your eye on symptoms that it’s time to replace your serpentine belt.
If your serpentine belt needs to be replaced, you'll likely notice one or more of the following symptoms:
If you don’t replace your serpentine belt when it shows signs that it’s time for a new one, then you’re risking the failure of a variety of different vehicle systems, including the power steering, alternator, water pump, and air conditioner. Like a serpent, a serpentine belt slinks through your vehicle's engine, powering a variety of systems. When the belt itself fails, so do some of your car's components. Needless to say, this can be extremely dangerous for you and other drivers if it were to happen while you're on the road.
Does your vehicle’s serpentine belt need to be replaced? Head on over to Sonia’s CDJR and we will take care of the issue for you. Check out our coupons to save on your next visit. We can also order the MOPAR part for you online as well!