Drive belts need friction to operate. Friction between the belt and the pulleys allows power to transfer to an alternator, power steering pump, or an AC compressor. To maximize friction, belts and pulleys have grooves that line up, increasing the surface area in contact, thus increasing friction. Over time, though, the belt will wear out, and eventually, it can start to slip. So before you head out on that summer voyage, bring your vehicle to Fremont Auto Center, and we will get your car checked out for the trip. As part of the checkup, we will inspect the belts and check them for cracks and for signs of excessive wear. All services and repair work performed by our nationally ASE-certified mechanics are covered by our 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty – so bring your car to our Fremont auto repair shop, and we will get it ready for the road. Call us to make an appointment or request an appointment online.