Drive belts transfer power from the crankshaft to an AC compressor, alternator, or the power steering pump. Friction between the belt and the pulleys provides the power transfer.
In order to increase friction, pulleys and belts have grooves that line up so the contact area between the belt and the pulleys is increased – generating more friction. As time goes by, the belt will wear down, and may begin to slip – not a good thing. That’s why we recommend regular service, including drive belt inspection for signs of excessive wear and cracks.
At Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair in Santa Cruz we offer wide range of services and repairs. Including drive belt(s) inspections. If we find any issues with the drive belt(s), we will let you know.
Any repairs performed by our ASE nationally certified technicians are covered by 24 month / 24,000 mile warranty. So bring your vehicle to our Santa Cruz auto repair shop. You can make an appointment online, or call the shop directly.