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How Important Are Your Vehicle's Belts?

How Important Are Your Vehicle's Belts?

Your vehicle is comprised of over 30,000 parts. Many of them need regular maintenance, especially the parts made of rubber, such as your belts. Both the timing belt and the serpentine belt play a significant role in your vehicle's performance.   Serpentine Belt Serpentine belts are responsible for the functionality of the power steering pumps, cooling fans, injector pumps, A/C, and a variety of other functions in your vehicle. They are the superman of belts because they can do it all! The serpentine belt wraps around and through several different components in your vehicle. It is made of tough rubber with a smooth side and a rough side. If this belt breaks, you will definitely be alarmed by a squealing noise. A broken serpentine belt may also put you at risk of engine overheating and complete failure of power steering functions.   Timing Belt The timing belt wraps and connects the upper engine to the lower engine. They are also known as camshaft belts because the t ... read more