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Fan belt slipping causing a squeal or squeak noise?

FAN BELTS WARNING LIGHT SQUEAL SQUEAK NOISE SLIPPING SNAPPED MEDWAY

Call Autoexperts now when your auxiliary drive belt snaps and causes a warning light to come on? Autoexperts are based in Gillingham near Chatham and Rochester in Medway.

What is a Serpentine Belt?

A serpentine or Auxilary belt is commonly known as a fan belt due to the fact they originally drove the cooling fan. It is a single, continuous belt used to drive devices fitted on an engine.

The alternator is the most common device that is driven by a fan belt today. On a majority of modern cars today a fan belt will also drive the power steering  and air conditioning. An idler pulley or a belt tensioner will guide a belts route. Some vehicles auxiliary drive belt will also drive the vehicles water pump.

 The Advantages:

An auxiliary drive belt is more efficient than the older multiple belt system. This is because they use less space in the engine compartment. These belts are put under increased tension without stretching. This will increase the fan belts life and efficiency because it reduces slip.

Reduced slip lessons the load on the engine, consequently increasing fuel economy and power. A V-belt has a tendency to “flip over” in the pulley groove at high revs when the belt stretches.

The Disadvantages:

When a fan belt snaps, breaks or becomes loose, the vehicle instantly loses multiple devices. Devices such as power steering and battery charging are all lost at once.
However, the belt typically gives ample visual warning of impending failure.

Book now and an Autoexpert’s mechanic will check for deep cracks. Squealing or a squeak is due to a slipping belt. A belt will begin to slowly deteriorate over time it will begin to shed several grooves but will continue to function normally before snapping.

Why Choose Autoexperts Medway?

Autoexperts Medway in Gillingham have established a superb reputation for high quality services. Refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.

Our mechanics will on occasions have to carry out a partial strip down. Should you agree to have any necessary work completed this initial diagnosis becomes free, because it has partially been stripped down already.

When your vehicle has a squealing or squeaking noise or has a warning light on call Autoexperts Medway in Gillingham

FAN BELTS WARNING LIGHT SQUEAL SQUEAK NOISE SLIPPING SNAPPED MEDWAY

FAN BELTS WARNING LIGHT SQUEAL SQUEAK NOISE SLIPPING SNAPPED MEDWAY

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