Maserati Parts 101: All About Belts

March 10th, 2023 by

Timing Belt

Your vehicle’s belts are more than just cute accessories. We’re talking all about belts at Maserati of Omaha, so you know how to care for yours and when it’s time to order new Maserati parts

Each Vehicle Has Two Belts

Every vehicle has two belts: a timing belt and a serpentine belt. A timing belt controls your vehicle’s crankshaft and camshaft and is responsible for opening and closing your engine valves. Your serpentine belt is responsible for transporting power to some of your vehicle’s vital components, such as your alternator, air conditioning, and power steering pump.

Signs Your Timing Belt is Failing

If your timing belt is failing, you’ll typically hear a ticking or clapping noise under your hood. Your vehicle may also have difficulty starting or turning over. If your engine is running roughly or misfiring, that could also be a sign of a worn belt.

Signs Your Serpentine Belt is Failing

Once your serpentine belt starts failing, you’ll typically hear a squeaking noise. You also may notice that various components in your vehicle aren’t operating correctly, such as your power steering or air conditioning.

Maintaining Your Belts

The best way to maintain your belts is to inspect them regularly for unusual wear. It’s also essential to replace them before they become compromised. As a general rule of thumb, both your timing belt and serpentine belts need to be replaced every 100,000 miles, although it’s important to check your owner’s manual to see the specific recommendation for your vehicle.

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