Time for replacement?
Prevent mechanical damage
A serpentine belt typically drives multiple devices in your engine, such as the alternator, power steering pump, water pump, A/C compressor and more.Over time, the heat from the engine can take its toll and the belt can become dry and cracked. Eventually, this could lead to serpentine belt failure where the belt can break and all attached devices stop working, possibly leaving you stranded without a working vehicle. Serpentine Belt Replacement.
Other symptoms that may indicate itâ€™s time to change the serpentine belt include chirping or squealing sounds emitted from the glazed finish on a worn belt and belt slippage.