What Is a Serpentine Belt?

 

What is a serpentine belt? From steering to air conditioning, the serpentine belt is a vital component of the engine that drives various other functions. In fact, it’s called a serpentine belt because it snakes through the front of the engine. Most newer Honda vehicles are equipped with a serpentine belt, which are also known multi-vee, poly-v, or multi-rib belt. Learn more with Palladino Honda!

How Does a Serpentine Belt Function?

The serpentine belt transports power to components like the alternator, the power-steering pump, the water pump, and the air-conditioning compressor. Whereas in the past multiple belts served this function, newer models boast a single serpentine belt, taking up less space.

How Long Do a Serpentine Belts Last?

Generally, serpentine belts last around 5 years or up to 100,000 kilometers before replacement becomes necessary. Belt wear is difficult to see by just looking at the belt. Our factory-trained Honda technicians are able to measure the depth of the grooves in the underside of the belt to determine whether the belt should be replaced or if it is still in proper working condition.

How Much Does a Serpentine Belt Cost?

Serpentine belts are meant to last, and it should endure for an average of 60,000 to 100,000 miles. If the belt breaks, however, the replacement can cost anywhere from $25 to $75, plus the cost of labor. Palladino Honda offers a full line of replacement serpentine belts and automatic belt tensioners, and our certified technicians know what to look for and how to help.

Schedule Service with Palladino Honda

If you suspect trouble with your serpentine belt, get in touch with the Palladino Honda Service Department. We offer Our expert technicians are happy to help and can provide some competitive service specials!