Do I need to replace my Serpentine belt?

Hello, Chico! Today’s Tedious Repairs auto care topic is the serpentine belt. Your chico serpentine belt is a long belt that’s driven by your engine. It winds around several accessories that power important automotive systems. Let’s go over them.

• First, the serpentine belt drives your air conditioning system.

• Next, the belt powers the alternator.

• The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. In some Chico drivers’ vehicles, power steering may have an electric drive, and power brakes can be vacuum driven.

• And, on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump (on some cars, the water pump is powered by the timing belt).
Your friendly and knowledgeable Tedious Repairs can perform a visual inspection of the belt to see if it has any cracks that signal the belt could fail soon and will measure the amount of belt material to make sure there is enough.

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There’s a special, spring-loaded pulley attached to the engine called the tensioner pulley and sometimes an extra pulley call the idler pulley. Their job is to make sure there’s constant tension on the serpentine belt so that it doesn’t slip. Springs can become worn and no longer provide the necessary pressure to keep the belt tight. That’s why Tedious Repairs recommends that the tensioner, and the idler pulley if so equipped, be replaced at the same time as the serpentine belt.
All in all, the serpentine belt’s an important part of the function of your vehicle. And it’s not that expensive to replace at Tedious Repairs in Chico – so it’s good to do so before it fails.
Give us a call.

Tedious Repairs
2695 Highway 32
Chico, CA 95973
(530) 826-4275

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If you’re having issues with your serpentine belt, call Tedious Repairs and we can help! Do you hear squeaking, are losing power, or have any other issues? Then, you know who to call.

Schedule an appointment using phone or text, email, or our online app. Our contact information can be found below. Whatever’s most convenient for you.

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