Acura factory installed parts are designed to last, keeping your car running for years without significant repairs. However, many parts will need to be replaced after years of daily use, even with the best maintenance routine. Your serpentine belt is one of the most important features of your engine and, consequently, sees the most wear. If you believe your belt needs replacing, look for the following signs.
The serpentine belt is instrumental in keeping your engine cool. When the belt fails, your engine may overheat. If you see your engine temperature gage rising, pop the hood and check the belt for any cracks, holes, or signs of wear. If you put off replacing the belt, your engine may be permanently damaged from overheating. Belts are relatively cheap to replace, but your engine may cost hundreds to fix.
Losing Power Steering
Not only will your car break down if your serpentine belt breaks, it will also lose power steering. Power steering is what allows you to make all those graceful turns without pulling on the wheel with all your weight. Without power steering, you’ll notice that your car is difficult or impossible to drive.
You know the noise we’re talking about. It’s grating, like nails on a chalkboard. The most common cause of the squeal is a misaligned serpentine belt. While the belt may not be broken, it is best to replace it, as the misalignment could have damaged the material, weakening the integrity of the belt.
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