What Belts Do in a Car
Belts move many parts in a variety of systems under a vehicle's hood. In fact, in a Kia, there are just about as many belts as there are major automotive systems.
The Different Types of Belts in a Kia
Some primary examples include:
- Serpentine belts: these work with drive belts, plus an idler pulley and a belt tensioner. They move parts in power steering systems, alternators, water pumps, and more.
- AC compressor belts and fan belts: these move the various parts in car heating and air conditioning systems.
- Timing belts or timing chains: these turn crankshafts and camshafts, helping engine valve and piston movement synchronize.
There are plenty of other belts under the hood of your Kia -- too many to name, actually. If your vehicle isn't running properly, belt problems might be to blame. Luckily, there are symptoms you can look for.
The Signs of Bad Belts
- Squealing sounds
- Belt looseness
- Belt damage
- Car battery and interior lighting malfunctions
- Engine misfires
- Engine overheats
To check the status of your vehicle's belts, do a full inspection. You'll need to change any that are problematic. Otherwise, be sure you replace them according to mileage and the maintenance schedules in your owner's manual.
You can order new belts online from our auto parts store. We carry only genuine Kia belts, too, so they'll come compatible with your model, guaranteed. So, save a little project time and, most importantly, enjoy some peace of mind. Buy now!
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