Fan Belt Inspection & Replacement in Baltimore and Cockeysville, MD
The fan belt in your vehicle, also known as the serpentine belt, has a very important role in your car’s operation. It is responsible for turning several pulleys and gears by using energy generated from the engine in order to power multiple different accessories and important parts within your car. Systems that rely on fan belts including the power steering, air conditioning, cooling, and charging.
Broken or Worn Fan Belts
If the fan belt is worn or breaks, you’ll find yourself not being able to steer properly or that your engine is overheating quickly. This is why it is so important to have your fan belt replaced according to manufacturer recommendations, or as soon as an issue is apparent. Here at Paul’s Automotive, we offer a full range of automotive services and can assist with your fan belt replacement in Baltimore and Cockeysville, MD.
Maintaining Your Fan Belt
Inspecting your fan belt regularly is a great way to remain aware of its condition and to replace it as soon as it is needed. Typically, they need to be replaced around every 60,000 miles, however, the recommended interval will depend upon the make and model of your vehicle. It should be replaced at the first sign of any fraying, wear, or cracking.
Symptoms of a Fan Belt that Needs Replacement:
- A/C isn’t working
- Squealing or chirping noises
- No power steering
- Overheating engine
- Cracked, frayed, or worn belt
- Vibrating engine or shaking car
As soon as you notice any of the issues listed above, bring your car into our shop for a fan belt inspection. While the issue could be the fan belt, it could also be a different component. A faulty fan belt can share symptoms with other problems, which is why an ASE certified technician is required in order to properly diagnose and pinpoint the exact cause of your vehicle’s trouble. You can trust that our experts will be able to quickly identify if the fan belt is truly the culprit, and if not, will be able to correctly find the real problem at hand.
How to Schedule a Fan Belt Replacement with Paul's Automotive
If you need fan belt replacement in Baltimore or Cockeysville, MD, we invite you into our trusted shop here at Paul’s Automotive today. Give us a call or schedule your visit using our online appointment form.