|Serpentine Belt Replacement|
The serpentine belt has a vital role in the performance of your engine. The belt works in conjunction with the engine to power your alternator, power steering, air conditioner, and water pump. It is critically important that this belt be maintained for your safety. Serpentine belts should be replaced if the belt is fraying, has more than four cracks per square inch at any section of the belt, or has any cracking that penetrates more than half the width of the belt. Because the belt is constructed of rubber, belt fatigue is unavoidable and somewhat unpredictable. As a result of the safety implications arising from belt failure, Snappy Lube encourages replacement at the early signs of cracking or fraying.