Serpentine Belt Service at Triple A Automotive in Clovis

Posted October 20, 2019 8:46 AM



Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Clovis road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump - which cools the engine; the air conditioning and the power steering pump. All are pretty important parts. It is called a serpentine belt because it snakes around a bunch of engine components.

Serpentine belts are amazingly tough. They can last for years and go long distances. Like all moving parts, however, they eventually wear out. If your belt breaks while you are driving around Clovis, everything will come to a halt within minutes. You need to stop the vehicle immediately or it will overheat, potentially causing engine damage. You can be sure that it won't happen at a convenient time or place. (As if there was a convenient time or place!) You might even need to get your vehicle towed to Triple A Automotive. It's no wonder that vehicle manufacturer's recommend a belt replacement on schedule. It's one of those "have-to's."

Clovis drivers who hear a squeal when accelerating, or a slow, slapping sound at idle, should have their serpentine belt looked at. The pros at Triple A Automotive in Clovis will visually inspect your belt to see if it needs to be changed sooner than scheduled. If the belt has more than three or four cracks every inch or couple of centimeters, has deep cracks that penetrate half the depth of the belt, is frayed, is missing pieces or has a shiny, glazed look, it needs to be replaced regardless of age or mileage.

Serpentine belt replacement is relatively inexpensive, especially compared with the cost and inconvenience of being stranded or getting a disabled vehicle back to Triple A Automotive for repairs.

You're mom was right: an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.

Triple A Automotive
972 Barstow Suite B
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 299-9300
http://www.tripleaautomotive.com



Search



Archive

April 2016 (16)
May 2016 (5)
June 2016 (4)
July 2016 (4)
August 2016 (5)
September 2016 (4)
October 2016 (5)
November 2016 (4)
December 2016 (4)
January 2017 (5)
February 2017 (4)
March 2017 (4)
April 2017 (4)
May 2017 (5)
June 2017 (4)
July 2017 (5)
August 2017 (3)
September 2017 (3)
October 2017 (5)
November 2017 (4)
December 2017 (2)
January 2018 (5)
February 2018 (4)
March 2018 (4)
April 2018 (5)
May 2018 (4)
June 2018 (4)
July 2018 (5)
August 2018 (4)
September 2018 (5)
October 2018 (4)
November 2018 (4)
December 2018 (5)
January 2019 (5)
February 2019 (4)
March 2019 (5)
April 2019 (4)
May 2019 (4)
June 2019 (5)
July 2019 (4)
August 2019 (4)
September 2019 (5)
October 2019 (4)
November 2019 (3)

Categories

Air Conditioning (3)Alignment (5)Alternator (1)Auto Safety (3)Automotive News (2)Battery (7)Brake Service (1)Brakes (5)Cabin Air Filter (2)Check Engine Light (1)Cooling System (5)Dashboard (2)Diagnostics (4)Did You Know (1)Differential Service (2)Drive Train (7)Emergency Items (1)Engine Air Filter (1)Exhaust (5)Fluids (9)Following Recommended Intervals (1)Fuel Economy (3)Fuel System (27)Headlamps (1)Inspection (3)Keys to a long lasting vehicle (1)Maintenance (27)Monitoring System (1)Older Vehicles (1)Parts (6)Safety (3)Serpentine Belt (1)Service Intervals (6)Service Standards (7)Shocks & Struts (4)Steering (5)Suspension (2)Timing Belt (5)Tires and Wheels (21)Transmission (3)Warranty (1)What Customers Should Know (3)Windshield Wipers (3)