Professional Auto Care
The belt's only job is to transfer power to all accessories by wedging the belt ribs into the pulley, creating friction. The tension needed to create the wedging force is provided by the tensioner.
Belt material changed for Neoprene to EPDM in the late 1990's which changed the belt inspection process from looking for cracks to checking rib wear.
EPDM belts wear out gradually, much like a tire, and typically don't show the physical signs of wear (cracking, chunking, pilling, etc.) that Neoprene belts did.
Function: Transfers power from one component to another. For example the serpentine belt transfers power from the crankshaft to the alternator.
Signs of Wear: Cracking, splitting and/or squealing belt, dimming headlights while driving, loss of battery charge.
Need a new belt? Have an ASE Certified Service Technician inspect your belts today.
Call (713) 270-0474 to schedule a belt inspection and/or belt replacement.
Professional Auto Care is an award-winning family owned and operated auto repair shop located in southwest Houston. It has been run by the same family, the Serratos Family, for nearly 35 years. Professional Auto Care services Domestic, Asian as well as select European vehicles. We are known for our professionalism, transparency and quality of work. Since our humble beginning in 1983, we always strove to provide the best, most reliable service in Houston with a hint of the personal touch. The founders, Everardo and Claudia Serratos, are still involved with the daily operations of the car maintenance and auto repair shop.