The serpentine belt in your Hyundai is responsible for several important engine functions, so it’s best to replace it when it nears the end of its lifespan. At John Amato Hyundai of Milwaukee, serving Menomonee Falls and Brown Deer, we’re proud to offer serpentine belt replacement service. Read a little more about what this service entails below, and then head in when you’re ready for service.
Drive belts are, unsurprisingly, belts in a vehicle’s engine that drive certain accessories like the water pump, the alternator, and the power steering pump. In older engines, there were multiple drive belts. These days, nearly all engines have just one drive belt, called the serpentine belt. It gets this name because of the snakelike way it coils along the engine.
Genuine Hyundai serpentine belts may be long-lasting components, but they’re still made of rubber. This means that they have a limited lifespan, and will wear out eventually. It’s best to have the belt replaced before it breaks since a broken serpentine belt will lead to trouble. A water pump that stops working can cause the engine to overheat, a power steering pump that no longer works can make steering difficult, and an alternator that doesn’t work could cause your engine to turn off.
A serpentine belt that’s near the end of its lifespan may give off a few symptoms, but they’re hard to notice. In particular, it may create some squealing noises. However, this isn’t always the case, and often the only symptom will be visible cracks in the belt itself. This is why regular inspection is always a good idea. In addition, it’s best to follow the maintenance schedule that comes with your Hyundai owner’s manual.
The serpentine belt is a tricky part to replace, so it’s best to let the experts take care of it. When you bring your Hyundai to an authorized service center like the one at John Amato Hyundai of Milwaukee, expert technicians who know your Hyundai inside and out will be the ones to perform the service. What’s more, they’ll use only OEM Hyundai replacement serpentine belts from their parts department that are made from high-quality rubber compounds, guaranteeing a long lifespan.
At John Amato Hyundai of Milwaukee, our online service scheduling tool makes it easy for you to make your next appointment. Simply fill out a little information and pick a day and time that works best for you. We look forward to seeing you at John Amato Hyundai, serving Glendale and Wauwatosa from our convenient location in Milwaukee.