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Serpentine Belt Replacement Service

Serpentine Belts 101: A Quick Lesson in What They Do, and How to Know When You Need A New One

If you’re like many car owners, you may know about fan belts and timing belts, but not only are you uncertain exactly what your car’s serpentine belt does, you have no idea what function it fills. Here’s a hint. If you know what V-belts did, serpentine belts have replaced them in most cars. And like V-belts and timing belts, serpentine belts wear out sooner or later and need to be replaced at a certain interval.

What Does A Serpentine Belt Look Like and What Does it Do?

As its name suggests, the serpentine belt is a long multi-ribbed expanse of synthetic rubber that, like a snake, winds its way through your engine. Driven by the engine’s crankshaft pulley, it drives vital engine accessories like the air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, alternator, air, and water pumps. Once upon a time, cars had individual belts to drive each of these components. But they were inconsistent in their longevity, and as a result had to be replaced separately, which was a time-consuming inconvenience for drivers. Today, the serpentine belt replaces them all.

How Many Miles Can A Car Drive Before A Serpentine Belt Replacement Is Needed?

Under prime conditions, a serpentine belt lasts between 60,000 and 100,000, but on average, most begin to wear out at the 90,000-mile mark. Some cars have serpentine belts that need to be manually tensioned along the way to this impressive mileage, others are self-tensioning, but still, need to be adjusted periodically. Having your serpentine belt serviced by one of our factory-trained and certified technicians in our state-of-the-art service center in Wayne County is important since he will be able to see signs of wear long before it gets to the point where it will break, stranding you on the road out in Taylor. Fortunately, the serpentine belt will give you warning signs before it gives out.

What Are the Warning Signs That a Serpentine Belt is About to Wear Out?

I’m important to heed the following warning signals because when a serpentine breaks, your car will stop running. As you can see, driving on an old belt is waiting for a disaster. But if you live in the Metro Detroit Area including Westland and Taylor, La Fontaine Volkswagen offers serpentine replacement service no matter what make or model you drive. And we use only OEM parts with a free parts and labor warranty.

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Why Go to LaFontaine Volkswagen of Dearborn for Maintenance?

Using our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, our factory trained and certified technicians can take care of just about any service your Volkswagen needs – even something as simple as a windshield wiper blade replacement. Our repairs use genuine OEM parts backed by free parts and labor warranty. Our assured service pricing guarantee ensures you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to your vehicle.



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Service & Parts Specials LaFontaine VW Dearborn, MI Service Department
Service & Parts Specials LaFontaine VW Dearborn, MI Service Department
Service & Parts Specials LaFontaine VW Dearborn, MI Service Department


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  • All Makes and Models
  • Factory trained & certified technicians
  • State-of-the-art facilities & equipment
  • Assured service pricing guarantee
  • Factory trained product specialist
  • OEM parts w/ free parts & labor warranty
  • Courtesy multi-point vehicle inspection
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