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Serpentine Belt

What is a Serpentine Belt?

A basic understanding of the mechanical elements of your vehicle can give you greater confidence and peace of mind as you drive throughout and Houston in your beloved Nissan! Perhaps you’ve recently become aware of a part called the serpentine belt. What is a serpentine belt? What does a serpentine belt do? To learn all about this essential component of your Nissan, read on below!

What is a Serpentine Belt and Where is It?

What is a serpentine belt? As the name implies, this part is a single, continuous belt that encompasses multiple dynamic parts of your vehicle, ultimately connecting these parts to the engine. To find your Nissan serpentine belt, you can pop the hood in your Pearland driveway and look for the belt that seems to “snake” around various parts, hence it’s nomenclature. 

What Does a Serpentine Belt Do? 

As the mechanical elements of the serpentine belt turn around the crankshaft, tensioner, and pulleys, it powers a variety of vehicle parts. These may include your: 

  • Alternator 
  • Power steering pump
  • A/C compressor
  • Water pump
  • Radiator fan
  • And other elements. 

Knowing the function of your Nissan serpentine belt can help you determine when there may be something up with it. For example, if you have low power, your A/C doesn’t work, or you’re having difficult steering, these could be signs of a worn or damaged Nissan serpentine belt.

Schedule Nissan Serpentine Belt Service

If you suspect your Nissan serpentine belt could be in need of replacement or at least an inspection, schedule your service appointment at our South Houston Nissan service center today. Our factory-trained technicians will conduct the maintenance, repair, or replacement necessary to fix your serpentine belt and get you back on Pasadena roads with quick and high-quality service. 

Learn More at South Houston Nissan

Our South Houston Nissan team is committed to helping our Deer Park-area drivers like you become informed and confident Nissan owners. If you have more questions for us like what is a serpentine belt and how much does it cost to lift a truck contact us today. We are happy to answer any questions about your Nissan vehicle’s performance, parts, technologies, and more. Next time you come in for service, be sure to browse our current service specials to make the most of your visit to the shop!

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