Get in touch with us today!
02 4228 7949

Driving Belts Repairs & Service


Generally, belt replacement is not a major repair, but the labour required varies for every make and model, which means the cost will also vary from vehicle to vehicle.

Some vehicles are very straight forward, while others can be quite difficult. This is why calling a professional is the best option.

When a belt fails, it can be just be from old age, but it can also be from another fault, like a pulley seizing. This is actually a very common scenario. When a pulley bearing wears and becomes very noisy, the noise is usually ignored, then the bearing fails and destroys the drive belt. It is at this point we are called out to tow a breakdown. 

These types of breakdowns can be avoided. When you notice a new noise while your vehicle is running, call 1st Choice Mechanical Repairs straight away and we will help you to get your drive belt fixed ASAP. 

Drive belts are an essential component of most vehicles and machinery, as they transmit power from the engine to various parts of the system, such as the alternator, water pump, or air conditioning compressor. 

However, like any other part, drive belts are subject to wear and tear over time, and may need repairs or maintenance to ensure their proper functioning. Common signs of a damaged or worn-out belt include squealing or chirping noises, reduced power output, or cracks and fraying. 

Regular inspections and replacements, as well as proper tension adjustments and cleaning, can help extend the life of the belt and prevent more significant issues. It is crucial to consult with a qualified mechanic or technician for any necessary drive belt repairs or maintenance, as incorrect handling can result in serious damage or injury.

Our DRIVE BELT Services


A drive belt is a flexible loop of material that connects different components of a vehicle or machinery, such as the engine and the alternator, to transfer power.

Common signs of a damaged or worn-out drive belt include squealing or chirping noises, reduced power output, or cracks and fraying.

It depends on the make and model of your vehicle, but most manufacturers recommend replacing the drive belt every 120,000 to 200,000 km’s.

While it’s technically possible to replace the drive belt yourself, it’s not recommended unless you have significant mechanical experience. Incorrect installation can cause serious damage or injury.

The cost of replacing a drive belt varies depending on the make and model of your vehicle, but it typically ranges from $100 to $200.

In most cases, a damaged or worn-out drive belt needs to be replaced with a new one. However, some minor damages, such as small cracks, can be repaired by applying belt dressing.

Belt dressing is a spray that mechanics apply to the drive belt to reduce squeaking noises and extend its lifespan. It works by adding a protective layer to the belt surface and reducing friction.

Our Expertise Extends to AUDI, Skoda, and VW Vehicles: Trust Us to Keep Your European Vehicle in Top Shape!

Our Services

what people think about our service

Click here for a Minor or Major service & online booking

Book Online Call us Now Facebook Location