Tighten the Belt on Fleet Maintenance

Drive belts have improved with better materials and designs, but they still require routine inspection and replacement.
Tighten the Belt on Fleet Maintenance
Today’s serpentine drive belts are made of EPDM synthetic rubber that wears much like a truck tire. (Photo by Ed Wodalski)

When is the last time you checked the drive belt in your service vans or machinery for signs of wear? And what should you look for?

If your vehicle is less than 20 years old, it is likely equipped with an EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) synthetic rubber belt. Mark...

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