How Much Does a Fan Belt Cost?
A fan belt is an essential component of any vehicle. Fan belts are made of flexible material such as rubber that connect engine components, such as the cooling fan to the alternator and crankshaft pulley. These belts rotate when the engine is running. When the fan belt makes a noise such as a squeak, this usually signals a warning for failure. There are many kinds of fan belts that include serpentine fan belts, v-belts, and toothed belts. The price is going to greatly vary on the brand, the type, and where you purchase it.
How much is it?
- Dayco’s poly rib belts can cost anywhere from $20-$45.
- A fan belt that is 48″ long and .44″ wide that is designed to resist heat, oil, and grease for a longer life is sold anywhere from $7-$20.
- Serpentine belts have prices ranging anywhere from $8 to $48
- V-belts are cost around $8 to $30, but some are also priced for more than $50.
- Toothed fan belts have costs starting from $6 to $20.
- Emergency fan belt kits can cost anywhere from $9 to as much as $100 per kit. These kits will have all the supplies necessary to fix a fan belt on the spot if anything happened on the road.
- Dealerships can charge anywhere from $75 to as much as $200 for an authentic branded belt. For example, a user stated that they paid upwards of $120 at their local Nissan dealership for a belt.
What is going to be included?
- Warranties are usually included when purchasing fan belts. Be sure to read the warranty information to see how long it is covered. It can be anywhere from 90 days to a lifetime.
What are the extra costs?
- The price of installation is going to be an extra cost. If you choose to have a fan belt changed at your local mechanic, the fan belt is more than likely going to be purchased by the shop. Replacing a fan belt with labor charges will be around $50 to $200.
- Since shipping is not included in the price of most fan belts sold online, the shipping fee is another extra expense to consider.
- If the parts being connected by fan belts are found to be faulty, it may be necessary to fix those parts as well.
How can I save money?
- Since there are plenty of online shops selling fan belts, it pays to least do some comparisons of the prices offered by different dealers to figure out where you will be able to save most. Purchasing online rather than your local dealer is going to be your best bet.
- There are also pre-owned fan belts to consider if you want to have a temporary fix. Keep in mind that it is always best to consider purchasing it new.
- If you have an older vehicle you are no longer using, you can try to the check its belt to see it if it can still be used.
- In order not save on the shipping fee, it is much better to purchase the item at a local auto parts store.
- To free you from the installation cost, ask a friend to do it or try to do it by yourself if you can. Check some tutorials online to find out how it can be done.