Today, most vehicles use one or more micro-v belts (Serpentine Belts) powered by the engine’s crankshaft to drive the water pump, power steering pump, air conditioner compressor, and alternator. Over the generally recommended 40,000 to 50,000 mile replacement interval, the average belt makes 18-20 million cycles around the pulleys. It’s easy to see why they get brittle, crack, stretch, and sometimes break. In fact, a defective Serpentine Belt is the third leading cause of vehicle breakdown. The bottom line is that if your Serpentine Belt breaks, you’re in big trouble.

Potential problem? Simple solution.

While getting your oil changed, trained technicians check your Serpentine Belt and can replace it at recommended intervals (for most cars, that’s 40,000-50,000 miles) in a matter of minutes. So ask your service technician about your Serpentine Belt, and experience the feeling of driving as though you didn’t have a care in the world.

Recommended Service Interval: we recommend you change the Serpentine Belt when

  1. there are more than four cracks in the belt per inch
  2. any single crack is more than half the depth of the belt.
  3. it has been between 40,000-50,000 or more since it was last replaced