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Serpentine Belt Replacement Service

Schedule Serpentine Belt Replacement at Santa Cruz Toyota

Your serpentine belt is a vital part of your vehicle that you may seldom consider — until you need serpentine belt replacement. This epic component is responsible for transporting power to a variety of different accessories in your vehicle. In the event you need serpentine belt replacement, Santa Cruz Toyota offers fast and effective repair solutions. We are the best Toyota service facility in Capitola, Live Oak, Soquel, and Aptos, CA area, and our experienced team will quickly meet your needs. Contact us today to schedule a serpentine belt replacement.

Understanding the Serpentine Belt or the Drive Belt

The serpentine belt or drive belt is a long, winding, snaking belt tasked with keeping your air conditioning, alternator, power steering pump, and other components running effectively. This belt connects the power steering, AC, and alternator to your engine’s crankshaft. The crankshaft directs power to every one of these systems in addition to your vehicle’s air injection pump. In the event your serpentine belt fails to properly function, your battery will no longer properly charge and your vehicle’s electrical components may fail to operate.

Signs You Need Serpentine Belt Replacement

Just like any other component on your vehicle, your serpentine belt suffers wear and tear. It can be subject to cracking due to the heat from the engine. Regular serpentine belt inspections can help identify broken or worn belts. In addition, regular inspections can help spot the early warning signs of serpentine belt damage, including:

  • The rubber begins peeling off the belt
  • The engine makes a loud squealing noise
  • Cranking the vehicle is difficult
  • The engine begins losing power
  • The engine starts overheating with vapor or steam coming from underneath the hood
  • The “Check Battery” light is on
  • Grooves, frays, cracks, or tears are on the drive belt

While serpentine belts do not break or wear easily, you’ll immediately know if yours breaks because you will lose steering power as well as power to other key functions.

Why Schedule Serpentine Belt Replacement?

Most serpentine belts will last anywhere from four to six years. You should always refer to your owner’s manual for specific information on your vehicle. In the event you hear slapping sounds from your engine, this may be an indicator your belt has slipped. While your engine may no longer function, a slipped serpentine belt can result in significant damage to expensive engine components, including valves, pistons, or cylinder head. Failing to schedule serpentine belt replacement for a worn or damaged belt can lead to extremely expensive repairs or even engine replacement.

Serpentine Belt Replacement at Santa Cruz Toyota

Whether you’re in Capitola, Live Oak, Soquel, and Aptos, CA, or the surrounding area, Santa Cruz Toyota offers fast and affordable auto services. Our experienced auto technicians will efficiently inspect and replace your drive belt, so you can get back to life. Contact Santa Cruz Toyota today to schedule a serpentine belt replacement.

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