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What is the average life of a serpentine belt?

I've been told that my serpentine belt is '' due" for replacement . What is the life expectency of the belt?.

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    Check as suggested by other experts I suggest 6 years & you will see enough cracks to warrant replacing

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It varies from vehicle to vehicle but you could ask the dealer---my view has always been to keep an eye on the belt for cracks or fraying anywhere---they are not that hard to replace and while costs will vary (on mine found a OEM one new for 26 dollars and same belt at local parts place was 52---same brand and part number.

It is better to replace it and have the tension unit that tightens most of these inspected than have it go when you are driving down the road.

In my case I keep the old belt rolled up and stowed in the vehicle in case the new one fails.

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Replace drive belt if you lot of cracks or if belt missing ribs replace drive belt.

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