Home
Estimates Engine Mechanical Serpentine Belt Replacement

Mercedes-Benz C220 Serpentine Belt Replacement

A serpentine belt is a modern drive belt or fan belt, and replacing it is a quick service with a cost that varies depending on your car.

Get a Quote

Find Your Cost

Range for All Cars

Free Instant Quote

Average Shop Price $428
RepairSmith Price $243
Average Shop Price RepairSmith Price $ Tell us your vehicle to get a guaranteed price for your brakes from RepairSmith.

Tell us your car to get a guaranteed price from RepairSmith.

Tell us your vehicle to get a guaranteed price for your brakes from RepairSmith.

Our repairs come with:

Certified Mechanics  •  
12-Month | 12,000-Mile Warranty

Easy Online Booking  •  7 Days a Week

Mercedes-Benz C220 Serpentine Belt Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Mercedes-Benz C220 Serpentine Belt Replacement is $112. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

Car
Location
Quoted on
Price
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220
2.2L L4 Base • 45,000 miles
Corte Madera CA 94925
Nov 13, 2020
$106 - $130
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220
2.2L L4 Base • 333,000 miles
San Bernardino CA 92408
Nov 12, 2020
$99 - $121
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220
2.2L L4 Base • 60,000 miles
Yuba City CA 95993
Nov 5, 2020
$92 - $112
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220
2.2L L4 Base • 305,000 miles
Yermo CA 92398
Oct 26, 2020
$106 - $130
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220
2.2L L4 Base • 24,000 miles
Huntington Beach CA 92605
Oct 24, 2020
$106 - $130
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220
2.2L L4 Base • 232,000 miles
Las Vegas NV 89131
Oct 17, 2020
$99 - $121
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220
2.2L L4 Base • 297,000 miles
Beaumont CA 92223
Oct 17, 2020
$90 - $110
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220
2.2L L4 Base • 227,000 miles
San Francisco CA 94105
Sep 25, 2020
$104 - $127
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220
2.2L L4 Base • 56,000 miles
Sacramento CA 95837
Sep 25, 2020
$98 - $120
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220
2.2L L4 Base • 122,000 miles
Oceanside CA 92057
Sep 22, 2020
$100 - $122
Last Updated:
Dec 17, 2020 6:25 PM
Get A Quote 12-Month | 12,000-Mile Warranty

What is a Serpentine Belt?

Don’t worry, it’s just a name for a car part. Though I'm sure there have been cases of snakes popping out from under the hood. A serpentine belt is a modern drive belt or fan belt. It’s responsible for transferring rotational force from the engine to different components in the car. You think the alternator magically turns on its own? What about the air conditioning compressor or the power steering? Nope, nope, and nope. The serpentine belt takes rotational force generated by the engine, and doles it out to those systems. And it does so in a pretty simple manner. The belt is made of rubber, and looks exactly like a belt. It wraps around a series of pulleys, one for each system that it drives. As the belt snakes (hence the name) around all of the pulleys, each system is given the rotational force it needs. The belt itself is driven by a pulley attached to the crankshaft. So, as the engine works, it turns the crankshaft pulley, which sets the serpentine belt in motion, which turns everything else. Not all cars have serpentine belts. Some cars have multiple drive belts, with each belt only turning a few pulleys. If a car only has one drive belt, then it’s a serpentine belt. Unlike traditional drive belts, serpentine belts don’t need to be adjusted, because they automatically do so. And they’re more durable, too. But they can crack and break, and when they do, they’ll need to be replaced.

About system section icon
Get a Quote 1-Year | 12,000-Mile Warranty

Symptoms of a broken Serpentine Belt

Check engine light comes on

Look, I know the check engine light seems so insignificant. Well, it isn't. The check engine warning light is actually pretty important. If your car’s serpentine belt is failing, then systems will stop working, your car’s computers will be alerted, and the check engine light is likely to come on.

Dead battery

Here’s something I don’t need to tell you: If your car won’t turn on, you might have an issue. The serpentine belt is responsible for driving the alternator, which is responsible for charging the battery. If the belt fails, the battery won’t be charged, and eventually, it will run out of juice. Depending on your car, you may see a low battery charge warning light before the battery is fully dead. As previously mentioned, pay attention to those warning lights.

Loss of power steering

The serpentine belt also runs the power steering system on some cars. If you’re driving and turning the steering wheel makes you feel like you haven’t hit the gym in a while, you’ve probably lost your power steering. The serpentine belt can also help power the power braking system in some cars, so if you find it hard to brake, that may be a belt issue as well.

Overheating engine

In many cars, the serpentine belt drives the water pump, which is what gets the coolant in action. If the water pump can’t do its job, you may not have a cooling system, which means your engine is liable to operate at way too high of a temperature. Your car has an engine temperature gauge on the dashboard. I know I sound like a broken record here, but listen to the warning on your dash.

Visibly worn belt

If you don't spend your free time under the hood of your car, no judgement here. But if you do, and you notice that the serpentine belt is rigid, cracked, or ripped at all, then out with the old and in with the new.

Get a Quote 1-Year | 12,000-Mile Warranty

How urgent is a Serpentine Belt replacement?

Depends. Do you want an engine that overheats, a battery that dies, and a lack of power steering?

If you said “yes” to that, we’ve got bigger issues on our hands than your car. But if you said “no”, then you know what to do.

System section icon
Get a Quote 1-Year | 12,000-Mile Warranty

How can we help?

RepairSmith is here to make car repair easy.

Get a Quote

1-Year | 12,000-Mile Warranty