What Is A Drive Belt Or Serpentine Belt?

A drive belt, also noted as a serpentine belt, distributes power to distinct portions of your vehicle like your AC system, power steering, alternator and more. As you might imagine, the importance of the drive belt to your Kia is vital in its operation; if it wears out, snaps or is otherwise damaged, you could be stuck not being adequate to use your vehicle. That's why it's critical to regularly have your drive belt inspected to ensure that it is in fitting occupied order. Take your vehicle into Courtesy Kia of Brandon today for a multi-point inspection to identify possible issues with your vehicle; if it does require a serpentine belt replacement, we will be willing to take care of that for you and get you back on your way in a timely manner. We can also arrange for alternate transportation needs if you need it while your serpentine belt is being replaced.

How Long Should I Expect A Serpentine/Drive Belt To Last?

A serpentine belt is created to be durable and last for a long period of time. While it has vast importance to your vehicle's operation, you generally don't need to replace it until your vehicle hits the 100,000-mile mark. However, be careful, as older Kia vehicles may need to have their serpentine belts replaced higher frequently, around 50,000 miles or so. If you're concerned about the state of your vehicle's serpentine belt, please give us a call here at Kia or schedule an appointment to have the state of your serpentine belt inspected.

How Much Does A Drive Belt Cost For A Kia?

Our hope is to make sure your serpentine belt is as inexpensive as achievable. With our money-saving coupons that are always feasible to help you save you money on distinct service items, like serpentine belts, oil change, tire rotations and more. While you may have frequent choices to get your vehicle services performed, if you have a Kia, you'll want to stop by Courtesy Kia of Brandon for all of your vehicle service needs/

How Do I Know When My Serpentine/Drive Belt Needs To Be Replaced?

Keep an eye out on these key indicators that could be a sign of a needed serpentine belt replacement for your Kia:
  • A squealing sound coming from the engine
  • Steering failure
  • AC faliure
  • Engine running too hot
Also, check to see if the belt is cracked or showing signs of wear. You'll want to ensure that it is always in fitting shape because if it's not, frequent items or critical features of your vehicle could be compromised. Stop by Courtesy Kia of Brandon if you experience these issues as it could be a sign of you needing a new serpentine/drive belt.