“How do I know if I need a new serpentine belt?”

Left: Example diagram of serpentine belt routing and related engine components.
Right: Types of visual signs of worn serpentine belt.

As belts age, they can wear out and become stretched past the point of maintaining optimal tension. When this happens, you might experience a squealing or screeching noise at start-up or intermittently as you drive. If left unchecked, the belt will eventually break or come off while you’re driving which can cause a lot more damage. If your car has reached the mileage at which the manufacturer recommends changing your serpentine belt, it is a good idea to have that done.

Bring your vehicle in today to have one of our certified technicians examine your belt for signs of wear or damage. Call us at 972-317-4005 to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable service advisers!