5 Tips for Serpentine Belt Service

Oct. 20, 2022
Any system that could leave a customer on the side of the road or facing unnecessary repair costs should be inspected on each visit they make to your shop.

One commonly overlooked area is the front-end accessory drive – the belts, tensioners, and idler pulleys responsible for the operation of the alternator, the A/C compressor, the water pump, and other systems. A belt doesn’t have to break to cause a problem; a slipping belt can generate excess heat, and that’s passed on to the bearings of all the systems listed, leading to their early demise and a costly repair that could have been avoided.

In this video, Pete Meier and the tech experts at Dayco discuss the importance of maintenance intervals, diagnosing noise complaints, belt inspection and system replacement.