What is a Serpentine Belt?

Serpentine Belt in engine

A serpentine belt is part of your vehicle’s engine block and it powers your alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning compressor, and more. Read on to find out about when to replace this important vehicle component, and to find out about the risks of ignoring serpentine belt issues. If you think your serpentine belt may need replacing, then make the trip to your Dover Honda service center in Dover. Our certified technicians can handle the repairs quickly, and we have Honda service specials going on right now!

How Long Do Serpentine Belts Last?

Most modern serpentine belts are able to last for between 50,000 and 100,000 miles under normal conditions. However, there are multiple factors that can require a belt to be replaced sooner, which is why it’s a good idea to keep your eye for signs that it may be time for a new belt.

How Do I Know it’s Time to Replace My Serpentine Belt?

If you experience any of the following issues, it might be time to replace your serpentine belt. Schedule an appointment at a Honda service center for a proper diagnosis.

  • Squealing and chirping sounds coming from under the hood of your car
  • Failure of vehicle systems like your power steering and air conditioner
  • Cracks and wear on the rubber of your serpentine belt when you pop the hood and have a look
  • Vehicle failure

What Happens if I Don’t Replace My Serpentine Belt?

If you don’t replace your serpentine belt when it begins to show signs of wear, you run the risk of having multiple vehicle systems failing, including the power steering, alternator, water pump, and air conditioner.

Get a Serpentine Belt Replacement Near Portsmouth!

If you’ve experienced any of the issues listed above, it’s likely time to bring your vehicle in for a serpentine belt replacement near Stratham at Dover Honda. We can evaluate your vehicle, make any necessary repairs, and answer any questions you may have. You can also join our Loyalty Rewards Program for additional savings on repairs and maintenance! And if you have any additional service questions, like how to jump start your car, or how to connect the HondaLink app contact us today!

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