Replacing Engine Belts
Any vehicle owner, even the non-handy ones, knows that the engine belts need a little more attention than other aspects of an engine. This is because these belts tend to break down over time. Like an oil change, engine belts should be periodically checked for safety and function. When it is time to replace these belts, you will know. As belts wear down they begin to fray and crack. Anytime a belt looks less than stellar, an OEM auto part should be ordered.
Now choosing the right engine belt has a lot to do with the exact function and location. While a similar size non-OEM product will work, that belt may not be as efficient or as long lasting as the right OEM replacement belt. Most of the time the vehicle dealer’s shop will have the exact OEM replacement belt that you are searching for. Unfortunately, going through a dealer’s shop is much more expensive. With a little know-how, replacing an engine belt with a genuine OEM auto part is very easy. All belts that are OEM manufactured should fit tightly. Complete an inspection before starting up engine. Do not replace any portion of your vehicle’s engine with aftermarket auto parts. You may end up spending a lot more money in the long run when you save a few dollars up front.
After all is said and done, never replace any engine belt with a non-OEM auto part. OEM engine belts will function better and last longer than ill fitting parts. Find exactly what you are looking for at FactoryPart. We carry OEM auto parts for all makes and model vehicles. If you have any questions, just give us a call and we will do our best to help!