A serpentine belt, or multi-rib belt, takes the place of several separate V-belts on older vehicles and drives
the alternator, water pump, power steering pump, A/C compressor and other vital engine accessories. Shop Advance
Auto Parts for serpentine belts from top brands like Gates, Dayco and Carquest.
The serpentine belt takes the place of several separate V-belts, like the ones used in older vehicles. By
powering accessories like the A/C compressor, power steering pump and water pump with one continuous belt,
engineers can save space underhood by not requiring accessories to be offset from each other to accommodate
separate belts and pulleys. Serpentine belts are also a more efficient setup that can cut down on parasitic
drag on the engine.
Usually a serpentine belt can last 90K miles before needing a change, but a failed serpentine belt will get
you nowhere fast. If yours is starting to show signs of wear or is just getting toward the end of its
service life, shop Advance Auto Parts. We stock OEM-quality serpentine belts from brands like
Gates, Dayco and Carquest. You can even borrow a
loaner tool kit that makes the job go much easier!