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Chevrolet Serpentine Belt Replacement in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, NM

Does your Chevrolet need serpentine belt replacement? Whether you drive a Chevy Malibu, Camaro, or a Chevrolet Tahoe, serpentine belt replacement is one of the maintenance items that should be done at the proper time. Fortunately, at Brown’s Automotive Experts in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, we offer full gamut of maintenance services and repairs, including serpentine belt replacement.

Serpentine belt is not as famous as the timing belt, yet it’s very important to the operation of your vehicle.  It powers the alternator, power steering pump, ac compressor, and the water pump. Over time, it wears out and needs to be replaced for consistent performance and reliable driving.

Typically, you can expect serpentine belt replacement every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Depending on the condition of the belt, we may recommend an earlier replacement. Here are a few symptoms that could indicate that serpentine belt replacement is necessary, regardless of the mileage from the last replacement:

  • Squealing or chirping sound (can be caused by a slipping belt)
  • Check Engine Light
  • Signs of wear (cracking, fraying, etc.)
  • Power steering failure
  • Stalled engine
  • Sudden car battery drain

Some of the symptoms listed above can be caused by conditions other than a failing serpentine belt, that’s why we recommend that you visit your local mechanic if you notice any of the above symptoms. At Brown’s Automotive Experts we will perform a professional digital vehicle inspection and diagnosis to verify the root cause of the issue, and to recommend the right repairs. If you notice any of the above symptoms, do not ignore them – if the serpentine belt fails, it will mean that the water pump will be without power, which can result in overheating of the engine, and expensive repairs.

Our technicians are highly experienced in all aspects of Chevrolet service and repairs. They are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), and can perform professional serpentine belt replacement, if the serpentine belt turns out to indeed be failing. We use Original Equipment or better quality parts, which allows us to offer industry-leading 36-month / 36,000-mile nationwide warranty.

So if you notice any signs of serpentine belt wear or failure, bring your Chevrolet to Brown’s Automotive Experts in Albuquerque or Rio Rancho – call us at the shops, or make an appointment online, on our website.

 

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