What is a Serpentine Belt?

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You might be asking yourself, “What is a serpentine belt,” and you wouldn’t be the first person to ask, as we hear this a lot. The serpentine belt is what connects your engine to your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering pump. There are many other components of your car that rely on the serpentine belt, meaning that a working serpentine belt vs. a non-working one could mean the difference between a smooth drive and an expensive repair bill.

Don’t jeopardize the health of your Lexus. Bring your car to Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold for its regularly scheduled maintenance, including health checks for your serpentine belt. Make an appointment today, and find out why Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold is the place to be when it comes to Lexus maintenance.

How Long Will My Serpentine Belt Last?

What does a serpentine belt do when you’re driving around Colts Neck in your Lexus? The serpentine belt is critical to your car’s performance because it provides an even-keeled transfer of power to your car’s crucial components. How does it do this? Everything kicks off when the belt gets power from the engine and goes to parts like the alternator and the air conditioning compressor.

If you’re wondering, “How long will my serpentine belt last,” a serpentine belt will last for more than 100,000 miles on most cars. However, this is not the case for all cars, and if your serpentine belt breaks, it’s crucial that you take it Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold to be fixed, so we can get you safely back onto the roads of Old Bridge sooner.

Is It Time To Replace My Serpentine Belt?

If you start to hear a squeaking noise from under the hood, you should seek out professional auto service as quickly as you can. Other clues that point to a non-working serpentine belt are problems with your power steering or air conditioning. Looking under the hood — if you see wear and tear, it’s time to visit the shop.

Have Your Lexus Serviced at Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold

If worrying about your serpentine belt is stressing you out, and you’re still not sure whether or not a replacement may be in order, we can help! Simply contact us for a consultation and, if needed, we can set up an appointment for you. It’s that easy! We look forward to serving you.

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