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Long Lake MN 55356
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Noises coming from the engine area are often related to drive belts. Serpentine belts, which drive a number of peripheral devices (including the alternator, power steering pump, and AC compressor), are particularly prone to creating squealing and screeching sounds under the hood. Fortunately, a careful inspection of belts for missing chunks or sections in the belt’s ribs and across the back of the belt, high spots that may be catching, or separated pieces of belts provides the needed evidence. It is also important to take a good look at the pulleys, which should be properly aligned and free of debris. If these problems are not properly addressed, they may conspire to damage a replacement belt, which will then also squeal.

Does your car screech and wail? Even if it only makes odd chirps when it rains, you need to bring it in to our shop right away. Our ASE-certified technicians will figure out which belt is making that horrible noise and we’ll repair it right away. We can also catch little things like belts that are starting to wear out when they are quick and easy to fix, before they snap and leave you stranded on the side of the road.

Visit us today at 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake. Call 952-473-4848 for an appointment today. Be sure to visit our website at www.chunksautomotiveservice.com for a chance to win free gas!

HINT: Noise from a pulley bearing is often only present when the particular accessory to which it is attached is turned on