So, I had someone at work ask me today how long serpentine belts last. I honestly didn’t know what to tell him other than googling it. He found this on google: “2005 and newer vehicles have serpentine belts made of a superior product (EPDM – ethylene propylene diene monomer) that can last the life of the vehicle” Is this a true statement? I know my wife’s Acura has 120k on it and we have yet to change the belt (still looks good, is quiet, and the tension is tight).
So, at what mileage are you all finding that these need to be replaced on the newer cars? My manual doesn’t state anything about a “time” to replace them, and thought I would see when you’ve been seeing problems with them.