Kwik Kar on Marsh at Belt Line can replace your serpentine belt. The serpentine belt controls the air conditioner compressor, air pump, alternator, cooling fan, power steering pump, water pump, and other accessories. It is important to have the serpentine belt inspected regularly and replaced according to your manufacturer’s recommended schedule.
As part of the complete maintenance check you receive with every full-service oil change, we visually inspect your car’s serpentine belt. If it has more than four cracks per inch in the ribbed section of the belt, and/or cracks that penetrate more than halfway through the thickness of the belt, it should be replaced.
Still, the serpentine belt’s appearance doesn’t always reveal whether it’s on the verge of failure. Be sure to have it replaced on schedule — no matter how it looks. For most vehicles, this only takes about 30 minutes.