While you’ll see us on a regular basis for services like oil changes and tire rotations, there are few services that usually only come up once in all of the years that you own your car. One of these infrequent services is the drive belt replacement. Though it’s one of the less common services, it’s one of the most important – the serpentine (drive) belt in your car powers many important parts of your engine, and a broken drive belt can be disastrous.
Thankfully, expensive repairs are preventable when you have your old drive belt replaced at Walt Massey Chevrolet by one of our experienced technicians. Drive belt replacement costs vary by the model you drive, but it usually runs a couple hundred dollars including parts and labor – far less expensive than repairing parts that may break due to a snapped drive belt.
While there’s no set mileage threshold to indicate how long your drive belt will last, you can stay on top of this preventative service by inspecting your drive belt once a month. When you pop the hood to inspect your drive belt, look for signs of excessive wear such as unevenly spaced notches, missing notches, cracks, or worn spots.
If you see any of these issues, it’s best to schedule a drive belt inspection and replacement service with us at Walt Massey Chevrolet. Our Hattiesburg Chevy service center will take a look at your drive belt and confirm that it needs to be replaced, then we’ll get down to work quickly and efficiently so that you can get back out on the road as soon as possible.
While it may be tempting to continue driving with a worn drive belt, the outcome can be quite dangerous and expensive. That’s why we always recommend having this preventative service done as soon as you or your trusted mechanic here at Walt Massey Chevrolet see that the drive belt is getting too worn out. With regular inspections and a timely replacement once you see damage, you can save yourself a good chunk of time and money. When it’s time to replace the drive belt in your Chevy vehicle, schedule an appointment online with Walt Massey Chevrolet in Hattiesburg.