"A lot of the people who keep a gun at home for safety, are the same ones who refuse to wear a seat belt", perhaps a very genuine & true aphorism by George Carlin (American stand-up Comedian, Actor and Author). Such attitude of bunch of common men leads to severe injuries or many a times on the spot death in a car mishap. The only solution to this is to always wear an Audi seat belt, as it keeps you away from vaulting or flying through the dashboard and windshield. Continuous use of a seat belt may get worn-out sooner or later so to avert any life-threatening incident during any mishap, you must immediately replace your Audi seat belt.
Apart from Audi seat belts there are different kinds of belts responsible to run your Audi. As Audi seat belts are for the safety of a passenger/ driver whereas Audi drive belts are for the transmission of power.
Audi Drive Belts are also known as Audi Fan Belts. They are responsible to transmit gyratory motion amid two shafts by the use of a chain of pulleys. Further, power is conveyed to various engine-mounted components of your Audi like engines, ac compressors, pumps and exhaust fans, generated by means of the gyratory motion of pair of shafts.
Major Types of Audi Drive Belts
- Audi V-Belts or Audi Vee Belts
- Audi Poly-V Belts or Audi Serpentine Belts or Audi Multi Rib Belts
- Audi V-Link Belts
- Audi Flat Belts
- Audi Timing Belts or Audi Synchronous Belts
To maintain your Audi's belts is one of many critical tasks to perform for the maintenance of your Audi. So, for a proper inspection ad easy maintenance you should be able to identify a specific belt and must be aware of its function.
Audi V-Belts or Audi Vee Belts
Generally they are meant for only light-duty power equipments. They are accoutered in a deep, V-shaped furrow within the pulley wheels to yield high-traction wattage.
Audi Poly-V Belts or Audi Serpentine Belts or Audi Multi Rib Belts
They provide the highly frictional power as that of a traditional V-belt in a single belt which is flat from outside and have many V grooves inside. It is a continuous, long belt with a wide surface area and is connected to several different pulleys. The recommended change has to be done at least every 35,000 miles though lasts till 36,000-60,000 miles.
Audi V-Link Belts
Though similar to traditional V-belts, but they differs by being open-ended. Being expensive, they are only used when any obstacle makes impossible to get to the drive belt without metal fasteners, as they have a limited load capacity.
Audi Flat Belts
They are light-weighted belts with a tendency to slip enabling them to have a tight grip on higher speeds.
Audi Timing Belts or Audi Synchronous Belts
The armored bands of rubber have very low power carrying capacity that is why suitable for low-power applications only for example rotation of crankshaft and camshaft of an IC engine. The recommended change has to be done every 50,000-60,000 miles.
All Audi Belts are good for the performance and efficiency of your luxury. Almost every one of them is inexpensive. Audi belts replacement is a do-it-yourself job. As they are made up of notched rubber, therefore are prone to crack and wear-out. Make sure that all Audi belts are in a good state to avoid any sudden breakdown to increase your Audi's engine life.