Your Lexus vehicle has many moving parts, many of which need belts to run right. Without these belts, your vehicle would have a much tougher time doing all you ask of it.
The Different Kinds of Belts
Your car or SUV has three types of belts, but two operate in much the same way.
Your timing belt is a notched belt that helps the crankshaft turn the camshaft. If you drive a recent vintage model, it may have a timing chain instead. The timing belt turns the two shafts in rhythm with each other and helps to keep parts from hitting one another. If your timing belt were to fail, your engine would stop running at once.
The other two types of belts are serpentine belts and drive belts. Serpentine belts work with the crank pulley, idler pulley, and tensioner to run parts like the power steering and alternator. Drive belts are driven by the crank pulley and help operate your water pump, radiator fan, and more. If either of these belts break, you'll have a period of time where you can fix the problem before things leave you stranded.
How to Spot Failing Belts
Even the best belts can eventually go bad, whether due to age or wear and tear. Signs of this include:
- Cracked belts
- Fraying belt edges
- Loose or sagging belts
- Overly tight belts
Buy Genuine OEM Belts Online
Check the condition of your belts on a regular basis. When you do need to replace a failing belt, insist on getting the best one for your model. That would be a belt made by Lexus since they're the only ones that are guaranteed to be compatible. Find everything you need in our online auto parts catalog. Buy now to save time and money!
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