Belt Replacement

One of the most frequent things that can cause a problem on a vehicle in warm climates is one of the belts over wearing, fraying and then either splitting or falling from the pulley’s they generally sit on. San Diego has the ideal climate to make the life of belts a misery because it is dry and warm, and there is vast amounts of friction which are forced onto these thin slithers of rubberized material.

The need for a Belt replacement in San Diego Ca, can be a frequent occurrence, and any mobile mechanic can resolve the problem in a few minutes.

Types of Vehicle Belts

There are two types of car belts, and both can cause your car to stop functioning, although one can severely damage your engine compared to one which will just cause things to stop working until you can look at replacing serpentine belt as quickly as possible.

Timing Belts

Timing-belt-replacement is the most crucial of the two. All the pistons are kept in synch by this large belt, and if it finally goes suddenly, most of the inner workings of your car’s engine will operate out of order.

Pistons especially, they can cause all sorts of damage when the timing belt breaks, and it does take the skills of a professional mobile mechanic to fix this problem. Motorists are tempted to drive to a garage, but all this does is make the internal damage worse.

Mobile Mechanic of San Diego suggests pulling over and stopping your car immediately if you have a timing belt issue. We have seen vehicles require new engines or an engine rebuild when the vehicle owner has decided to drive to a garage for a replacement.

Serpentine Belts

It used to be the case, there was a single fan belt, and it was this which used to break on a car or find its way off the pulley, these could be replaced by a vehicle driver. Nowadays, the engines have evolved, and larger belts have been designed, and now these serpentine belts drive all manner of things from the fan to pumps and other parts of the engine.

When these break all these secondary functions stop working, and you could quickly see the engine temp rise as a result. Although no severe damage is caused, it does require the assistance of a San Diego mechanic. Luckily though, the serpentine belt replacement cost isn’t too expensive, and it is more of a short-term inconvenience.

If you find this happening, you should avoid driving your vehicle and call us, our mobile mechanics of San Diego have most types of serpentine belts on their cars. They can fit a new belt in a few minutes, and have you back on the road in no time. No matter what time you need a belt replacement, we can be in any part of San Diego Ca, in the shortest possible time.