Losing a belt on the road can turn a small problem into a big one instantly. At Autoworks in Ithaca, we know efficient and cost-effective operation begins with preventative maintenance.
Your drive belts power everything; the alternator that charges the battery and supplies power to onboard electronics, the water pump that keeps the engine from overheating, the power steering pump that makes steering possible, and the AC that keeps your driver cool on a hot day. A truck can lose belt two ways; it either falls off due to a faulty tensioner or pulley issue or breaks as a result of wear and tears on a belt that is overdue for replacement.
Belt and tensioner replacements are a normal part of routine truck maintenance. However, if neglected, a broken belt will leave a truck stranded, could potentially cause engine failure if the truck overheats, or cause loss of steering while on the road. If a belt breaks on the job, the truck must either be towed or repaired on the spot. Either way, it’s a waste of both time and money. The best solution to the problem is to prevent it from happening in the first place, by having belts inspected and replaced at scheduled intervals.
For fresh drive belts, inspections, or any of your other fleet and commercial truck repair and maintenance needs, Autoworks has you covered. Our crew of professional mechanics works hard to make us the best truck service shop in Ithaca. Call or come by our shop today!
Thank you for visiting Autoworks in Ithaca, NY. Count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.