What is a Serpentine Belt?

Serpentine Belt

A serpentine belt is an important part of your vehicle’s engine block, but do you know what really is a serpentine belt? But more importantly, what does a serpentine belt do? For starters, unfortunately, it’s not a stylish snakeskin belt that you can sport while cruising around Delray Beach and Boca Raton. Instead, it is an essential and versatile piece of your vehicle that is responsible for powering your alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning compressor, and more. And, like many delicate and necessary vehicle parts, its condition must be monitored and replaced in order to keep your car functioning at its best. Read below to learn how.

How Long Do Serpentine Belts Last?

While many service professionals say that modern serpentine belts can last between 50,000 and 100,000 miles, this can vary depending on the kind of vehicle you drive, the conditions you drive through frequently, and how long it has been since the vehicle was purchased or since the last serpentine belts were replaced. That’s why it’s crucial to make it a regular habit of checking the condition of your serpentine belt before any serious damage can occur. You can even make it a part of your checkup routine when inspecting other important parts like your oil or brake pads.

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

One of the main ways you can be proactive in keeping your car running at its best along Wellington roads is to look out for any of the following symptoms indicating that your serpentine belt needs to be replaced. You will know if you experience:

  • 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?

Failure to ignore the signs and replace your serpentine belt can cause further damage to your vehicle. Drivers can experience a variety of effects like the failure of a variety of different vehicle systems, including the power steering, alternator, water pump, and air conditioner.

Get a Serpentine Belt Replacement Near Delray Beach!

If you’ve run into any of the following issues mentioned above, you can always rely on our expert service team to get you back on the road in no time. You can also learn more about vehicle maintenance including what do tire numbers mean, what is a timing belt, and why tire rotation is important for your vehicle. Contact us today to schedule a service appointment!

More from Land Rover Palm Beach

  • 2019 Pull for Paws Clay Shoot

    Land Rover Palm Beach is pleased to present the inaugural Pull for Paws Clay Shoot benefiting  Furry Friends Adoption Clinic and Ranch. Get your team together and join us on November 15th  for a day of sporting clays, breakfast, lunch, raffle prizes, a silent auction and a special performance by Tom Jackson! Date Friday, November 15,…

  • 2020 Range Rover Velar Colors

    The Range Rover Velar made a splash at its debut a few years ago with award-winning style, and the 2020 model has dozens of interior and exterior color choices to highlight and enhance this luxury SUV’s style. Take a closer look at the 2020 Range Rover Velar color options, then schedule a test drive at…

  • Watch Land Rover Defender Live Reveal

    The most Iconic, highly sought after, and anticipated SUV of the decade, the new Land Rover Defender, is set for reveal September 10th, 4 AM EST. For those stateside enthusiasts who are already preparing the pot of coffee for the occasion, you can tune in below to catch the reveal live from Frankfurt. According to…

Saved
Saved Vehicles ×

SAVED VEHICLES

You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:

Save

Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact
Contact Us ×

(561) 209-7000

Call Now

7550 Okeechobee Blvd • West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-5pm

Open Today! Service: 9am-5pm

Land Rover Palm Beach

7550 Okeechobee Blvd West Palm Beach, FL

Phone: (561) 209-7000

http://maps.google.com/?q=7550%20Okeechobee%20Blvd%2C%2C%20West%20Palm%20Beach%2C%20FL%2033411

Sales

Phone: (561) 209-7000

7550 Okeechobee Blvd West Palm Beach, FL

Service

Phone: (561) 209-7000

7550 Okeechobee Blvd West Palm Beach, FL
26.7073027 -80.1609604
[schema type="organization" orgtype="LocalBusiness" url="www.landroverpalmbeach.com" name="Land Rover Palm Beach" description="" street="7550 Okeechobee Blvd" city="West Palm Beach" state="FL" postalcode="33411" country="United States" email="landroverpalmbeach@crm.dealerinspire.com" phone="(561) 209-7000" logo="https://www.landroverpalmbeach.com/wp-content/themes/DealerInspireDealerTheme/images/logo.png"]
Land Rover Palm Beach
Land Rover Palm Beach
7550 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL, 33411 United States
(561) 209-7000
https://www.landroverpalmbeach.com/wp-content/themes/DealerInspireDealerTheme/images/logo.png
Land Rover Palm Beach 26.7073027, -80.1609604.