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|Replace Your Honda Serpentine Belt in Branford, CT, at Brandfon Honda
Prevent Serpentine Belt Failure through Timely Replacement
Your Honda is dependent on its serpentine belt for the running of a number of critical engine components. Should your serpentine belt break, components like your alternator, power steering, water pump and air condition can cease to work, potentially leaving you stranded roadside.
That's why you should replace your serpentine belt every four years, and Brandfon Honda in Branford, CT, serving customers in Westbrook, New Britain, Milford and Wallingford, is the place to get it done right with high-quality belts and premier service.
If you haven't replace your belt in a while, or are unsure how long it's been, here are some telltale signs of wear that you can look for on your own. WARNING! Before any belt inspection, make sure the engine is off and disconnect the battery to avoid accidental starting.
|Also Check Your Automatic Belt Tensioner
Sometime the problem lies with the automatic belt tensioner. The life of your serpentine belt can be significantly comprised by a worn-out or failing tensioner. You should inspect your tensioner for possible symptoms of wear, such as cracked arms, excessive vibration during idle speeds, looseness, grease leaking from bearings, noise (clatter or rattling) and sticking or seized operation. If your engine emits a high whistling sound when you start it, it could well be indicative of a failing belt or tensioner.
Check the Idler Pulleys, Too
Your idler pulleys should also be inspected regularly for damage and wear, particularly before installing a new belt. Nylon pulleys are especially vulnerable to wear problems under heavy loads that occur at engine idle speeds when all accessories are operating (such as stop-and-go conditions in the heat of summer). Pulleys can also fail due to loss of bearing lubrication which contributes to belt wear.
Brandfon Honda offers a full line of premium serpentine belts, automatic belt tensioners and idler pulleys engineered to look, fit and operate like original equipment. To avoid trouble down the road, make a service appointment with Brandfon Honda at 515 West Main Street, Branford, CT 06405 by calling (855) 754-0442 or schedule an appointment online today! We look forward to seeing our Branford, Westbrook, New Britain, Milford and Wallingford customers soon!
|*Pictures and descriptions courtesy of the Gates Corporation, premium manufacturer of belts, hoses and hydraulics.|