The belts are almost due to be replaced but not quite to the point where I’m worried about them breaking so I’m asking now… how hard is it to do? I’m fairly mechanically inclined but I’ve never done this before specifically. Is it worth the $140+ for the repair shop to do it worth it than doing it myself?
When I ask about Special Tools, what all would be needed? I have the typical wrenches, socket wrenches, etc. so I’m not sure if I would need to buy new tools for it or not.
I should also add the question if it’s more difficult for any of the belts than the other… it’s been almost 5 years since we got the car and we don’t use it as much as the manufacturer assumes.
It’s an ’02 Alero and the question applies to all of the belts around the engine area. Are some "easy enough" that I can do them on my own and any of them too hard for a novice to do?
Google belt change for your particular model/year/make. you will most likely find an autowhiz or similar youtube video that will walk you through the whole process. I have done this for most basic repairs on all my vehicles. Or buy a Haynes or Chilton manual for your car. they are less than $30.00 and cover just about everything you need to know about fixing your car