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Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Engine Belts at Foothills Mazda near Richland 99352

Components in a car wear out eventually; it is something that is simply inevitable. But the service team at Foothills Mazda near Richland 99352 can make things work better and last longer with regular maintenance, and also by replacing certain parts in a timely manner. Engine belts are a part of your Mazda MX-5 Miata RF that you don’t think to have serviced regularly, but can seriously affect the performance of your car. Here at Foothills Mazda near Richland 99352, our Service Department technicians will check your Mazda MX-5 Miata RF engine belt for wear and tear and also let you know if it’s time to replace them.

The engine belt, also known as a serpentine belt, connects your engine to other parts of your Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, such as the alternator, air-conditioning compressor, the power steering pump, and water pump. Needless to say, if your engine belt should fail, all these connected parts that require the engine to power them would cease to function, making your vehicle inoperable. This is why it is very important to pay close attention to your belt’s wear-and-tear. Signs like cracks, fraying, or stretching are usually good indicators that it is time for a replacement.

On older vehicles, engines had multiple belts for each individual powered component, which not only took up more space, but was also less efficient. As each belt would wear down differently, vehicles would experience inconsistent or compromised performance. Having replaced multiple belts with a single serpentine belt that winds around all pulleys reduces slip, increases belt life, and decreases the load on the engine, which in turn contributes to improved fuel economy. A single engine belt also means that it is much easier to maintain and replace. Be sure to schedule a service appointment for a professional assessment of your engine belt’s condition here at Foothills Mazda near Richland 99352.

Another thing to keep in mind when it comes to Mazda MX-5 Miata RF engine belts is that even though this component may not be to be replaced just yet, it can still need adjustment or tightening. The serpentine belt may need to be manually tensioned, or may come with hydraulic or spring-loaded tensioning. In case of the latter, these self-tensioning mechanisms may still require servicing from time to time to keep them in optimal condition. On average, a serpentine belt will last between 60,000 to 100,000 miles without needing to be switched out.

Now that you know the importance of having the engine belt checked, make sure you pay us a visit at Foothills Mazda near Richland 99352 for our Mazda MX-5 Miata RF engine belt service and replacement. With our professional technicians and authentic replacement parts, your vehicle is sure to roll out smoothly from our garage.

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Service Manager Scott Schoonover
Scott Schoonover
Service Manager
(509)324-8270
Service Assistant Manager Kevin Brickey
Kevin Brickey
Service Assistant Manager
(509)324-8264

Been at Foothills 21 years. I enjoy people and customer service. I also enjoy camping, being in the woods, and spending time with friends.

Service Advisor - White Team Kevin Stocker
Kevin Stocker
Service Advisor - White Team
(509)324-8263

I have been in the auto industry for 10 years now and have always enjoyed helping customers with their vehicles. I'm a big soccer fan and love anything outdoors. I am a father of a teenage daughter which keeps me on my feet.

Service Advisor - Green Team Will Clark
Will Clark
Service Advisor - Green Team
(509)324-8262
Service Advisor - Red Team Garrett Brickey
Garrett Brickey
Service Advisor - Red Team
(509)324-8268
Service Advisor - Blue Team Art Sand
Art Sand
Service Advisor - Blue Team
(509)324-8266