when to change serpentine belt?

Asked by Jul 15, 2012 at 10:58 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ext Cab 2WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Bought a used 2005 Chevy silverado w/88,000 mls, wondering when to
change the serpentine belt....

7 Answers


with 88k miles it would not hurt doing it now you also need to replace the ac belt its the smaller 1 at the left bottom of the engine if you look at it you will see that its already showing cracks if not already been replaced

6 of 6 people found this helpful.

if its never been changed ,now would be a good time . if you look on the inside of the belt you might see tiny cracks & looks a little dry rotted. they should be changed like every 50 thousand miles .

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

they are suggested to last 100k but often do not , as bosr said inspect

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

general rule of thumb is if it has 3 or more cracks per 3 inches its time

3 of 3 people found this helpful.



Ive always had good luck with my belts lasting a long time, I just replaced the one on my car now because it was squeaking and it had 112k miles on it. My camaro had 130k on it and it was still going strong. With that being said there is always a chance of it coming apart on you when it gets old like that and if it does it will leave you stranded.


i replace it every 4 years or anytime i see deep cuts and / or rubbed out side ribs. they are easy to change and power all your engine components so change it. keep the old one as a spare stand-by because u never know when you neeed one. road debris, accident debris, and junk can really knock it out unexpectedly. happy motoring!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Silverado 1500

Looking for a Used Silverado 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 181,195 nationwide Silverado 1500 listings starting at $250.


Search Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 2,340
#2 Rowefast
Reputation 1,930
#3 Silverado_owner_2006
Reputation 1,650
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
760 Great Deals out of 69,126 listings starting at $1,850
Used Ford F-150
2,058 Great Deals out of 207,340 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Ram 1500
411 Great Deals out of 10,833 listings starting at $1,400
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
302 Great Deals out of 28,182 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Tundra
437 Great Deals out of 34,678 listings starting at $2,990
Used Toyota Tacoma
473 Great Deals out of 41,591 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
559 Great Deals out of 31,371 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Colorado
240 Great Deals out of 24,818 listings starting at $2,499
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
328 Great Deals out of 46,262 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
5 Great Deals out of 245 listings starting at $4,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
16 Great Deals out of 259 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Nissan Titan
177 Great Deals out of 19,078 listings starting at $3,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
194 Great Deals out of 128,717 listings starting at $21,284
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
129 Great Deals out of 5,587 listings starting at $18,895
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
178 Great Deals out of 7,963 listings starting at $12,950
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
266 Great Deals out of 10,586 listings starting at $11,300
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
140 Great Deals out of 4,948 listings starting at $7,650

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.