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Belts & Hoses FAQ

How do I stop fan belt squealing ?

Most often, a noisy drive belt is an indication that it is warn and should be replaced. If the belt is not supported by a spring-loaded or hydraulic tensioner the noise may indicate a need for manual adjustment. If your belt is making noise, bring your vehicle to the best mechanic shop in your area for inspection.

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How many belts are on my car ?

Most modern-era vehicles are equipped with one drive belt that is responsible for providing power to a limited number of accessories. Two or sometimes even three belts can be utilized to power the vehicle’s larger accessory components and systems.

When should I change my vehicle's belt or hoses ?

The serpentine belt should be replaced by age and mileage as a preventative maintenance item defined by the vehicle’s manufacture. If you are not sure how old your belt is, a Baltimore mechanic can help.

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