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Signs Your Serpentine Belt is Failing

Signs Your Serpentine Belt is Failing

A car has necessary peripheral devices that enhance the functionality of the internal combustion engine. The devices, which include a power steering pump, air conditioning compressor, and water pump, cannot function optimally without the serpentine belt's help. The serpentine is the central engine belt that resembles a snake and is characterized by distinct ridges on one side of the belt. When the engine is turned on, the serpentine belt continues running until the car is shut off. Many experts recommend a serpentine change after 50,000 miles or after five years. Some last for 80,000 miles, but it is always recommended to always consult the car manual for the exact intervals. Heat and friction subjected to the serpentine subject it to failure, and there is a need for a replacement to guarantee a smooth and safe drive. Different warning signs can indicate a failing serpentine. It is essential to make appropriate serpentine replacements on time to prevent road mishaps like getting ... read more