Serpentine Belt Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Installing The Continental Multi V Stretch Belt

These belts maintain proper tension. Sponsored by Continental.

Why Do Some Belts Fail?

It doesn’t matter if it is a v-belt, serpentine belt or stretch belt, all belts need friction to operate.

5 Tricks To Solving Belt Noise

If engineers get it wrong, the belt will be noisy or rob the engine of power. For technicians, the job is even tougher.

Serpentine Belt Grooves
What To Inspect Before Replacing The Serpentine Belt (VIDEO)

Friction between the belt and pulleys wears away at the belt. This video is sponsored by the Group Training Academy.

VIDEO: Inspecting The Serpentine Belt

Replacing the belt rarely stops the noise on its own. This video is sponsored by The Group Training Academy.

VIDEO: Serpentine Belts: What Are They Made Of?

Andrew Markel discusses the construction of a serpentine belt, and how each of its layers contributes to its structural integrity and longevity on an engine.

VIDEO: Five Serpentine Belt Inspection Tips

Andrew Markel discusses five helpful tips to help a serpentine belt diagnostics go smoother.

Drive Belt Checklist: What Are You Missing?

You might have only one chance to sell a customer a new serpentine belt. With belts lasting roughly 90,000 miles, proper inspection at the time of failure is critical not only for selling the belt, but also for ensuring add-on sales and better customer satisfaction.

10 Tips For Serpentine Belt System Inspection And Service

Like a tire, the friction between the belt and pulleys wears away at the belt, usually on the tops and walls of the ribs.

VIDEO: Making Belt Replacement Easier

Andrew Markel discusses serpentine belt replacement, and a few tips to make the next belt replacement job easier.

Serpentine Belt Drive Alignment And Wear

Belt misalignment can be caused by any of the accessory pulleys or might be the result of improper belt installation.

Belt Tensioner Inspection & Replacement Tips

Most late-model engines have serpentine belt drives for the engine-driven accessories, and most people know that belts are a maintenance item that eventually has to be replaced. However, many people don’t know the spring-loaded automatic tensioner that keeps a serpentine belt tight is also a wear item. Consequently, the automatic tensioner may also have to be replaced when the time comes to change the belt.