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Belt Loosening

The serpentine belt that drives many of the accessories in your vehicle is subject to degradation due to heat, misalignment, and chemical contamination. As far as contamination is concerned, vehicle owners may unwittingly contribute to the problem by applying belt dressing, which is an old-fashioned quick fix for noise and slippage. This is a symptomatic treatment that does nothing to treat the underlying cause of the problem, which is likely improper tensioning (squeal) or misalignment (chirp). Silicone or wax-based dressings lubricate the belt/pully interface and may actually contribute to the slippage and overheating. Sticky dressings composed of gum, tar, and rosin are supposed to enhance grip but may actually act as lubricants under operating temperatures. The proper fix is replacement.

So if you hear a squealing or chirping sound coming from under your hood, but sure to bring your vehicle in to our shop and have your belt replaced by qualified experts. Or better yet, prevent belt failure before it happens by having regular, scheduled maintenance on your car. This will save you time, money, and headaches in the long run. We work on all make and model at our clean, friendly, modern facility, and we guarantee our work for 12 months or 12,000 miles. Call 952-473-4848 visit our shop at 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake.

Hint: It is a good idea to replace the belts under the hood a part of a preventive maintenance, a belt failure can leave you stranded on the side of the road.