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.
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.