Kia Niro fan belt replacement, made easy

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How much does a fan belt replacement cost for Kia Niro?

A typical fan belt replacement in the UK costs around £59 - £93. Depending on your Kia Niro engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a fan belt replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much does a fan belt replacement costs.
Car modelFixter price range
Fan belt replacement for Kia Niro£59 - £93
MOT for Kia Niro£32 - £50
Car service for Kia Niro£120 - £188
Front brake pads replacement for Kia Niro£57 - £90
Rear brake pads replacement for Kia Niro£59 - £92
Front brake discs replacement for Kia Niro£162 - £255
Brake discs and pads replacement (rear) for Kia Niro£148 - £233

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What does a fan belt do?

A fan belt is a flexible synthetic rubber band which connects various engine components together. It’s used to transfer rotational power from one part of the engine to another. It is called the fan belt because one of the shafts which it connects to is the spinning engine cooling fan.

What are the symptoms of a bad fan belt?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your fan belt:

  • A squeaking or whining noise whenever the engine is switched on

  • If your fan belt is visibly worn, cracked or torn

  • If your engine overheats regularly

What happens during a fan belt replacement?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect the fan belt for signs of wear and cracks.

  • They will also inspect the belt's pulleys and tensioner.

  • Replace the belt, if necessary.

  • Advise if any other related repairs are necessary.

Daniel, from LondonDaniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often should I replace my fan belt?

You shouldn't need to replace them more than every four or five years or every 60,000-100,000 miles, however it’s good practice to inspect them regularly.

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Want to learn more about Kia Niro fan belt replacement?

What does a fan belt do?

A fan belt is designed to transfer rotational power from one part of the engine to another. Its job is to turn several pulleys and gears that utilise the energy from the crankshaft and starter to turn and power up different accessories and important functions in your car.

The fan belt is a flexible synthetic rubber band which connects various engine components together. It has a long series of teeth running along the inner surface of the belt which generate traction, allowing it to grip to the shafts it connects and keeping it from slipping off.

A fan belt is one of the essential car parts that should always be kept in good condition and regularly maintained. Its main role is to connect the crankshaft pulley and the alternator to the engine cooling fan.

Kia

Kia Motors Corporation (widely known as Kia Motors) is South Korea’s second-largest automobile manufacturer, behind their parent company, the Hyundai Motor Company.

They were initially established in December 1944, over 70 years ago, as a steel tubing and bicycle parts manufacturer who started building cars in the 1970s.

Coming from a background of building cars under licence for the likes of Fiat, Mazda and Peugeot, it wasn’t until the 1980s when Kia started to produce vehicles under their own brand name, and only more recently were they to become minority owned by Hyundai, who currently holds a 33.88% stake in the company, in 2015.

From the mid-1990s, the amount of Kia cars on UK roads has seen a steady increase to the current number of around 800k today.

Given their reliability, value for money and market-leading 7-year, 100k mile warranty, Kia is a marque that is heading for further popularity, greater sales and added respect.

Superb value for money

With an extensive range of models to choose from, Kia cars offer excellent value. From their city car Picanto starting at under £10k, through to their luxury spec SUV Sorento at £30k, Kia cars compete with more established mainstream brands, offering not only strong price-points but with advanced levels of technology and the extended benefits you’d expect from a car of a higher price.

Kia Sportage: The 10th best selling car in the UK

Given the rise in growth of the Korean car brand, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see its best selling model sneak into the top 10 best selling cars of 2018. This great value and practical SUV is ideal for family motoring; not only is it rugged and good looking, but it’s also backed with Kia’s impressive reliability and extensive warranty.

How often should a fan belt need replacing?

You shouldn't need to replace your fan belt more than every four or five years or every 60,000-100,000 miles, however it’s good practice to inspect them regularly for signs of wear, cracks or shredding.

As well as this it's important to be aware of the symptoms of a failing fan belt, such as a squeaking or whining noise when you start the engine, if you have trouble starting your car or if your steering becomes heavy.

What happens during a fan belt replacement?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect the fan belt for signs of wear and cracks.

  • They will also inspect the belt's pulleys and tensioner.

  • Replace the belt, if necessary.

  • Advise if any other related repairs are necessary.

What causes a fan belt to break?

Because fan belts are made of rubber and are in constant use, they do wear out over time. However that being said, because fan belts are more common nowadays, they are designed to last much longer than their predecessors. You shouldn't need to replace your fan belt more than every four or five years or every 60,000-100,000 miles.

Pulley misalignment is a common cause of premature belt failure, as it forces the belt to kink or twist while running, resulting in premature wear.

When should a fan belt be replaced?

You shouldn't need to replace your fan belt more than every four or five years or every 60,000-100,000 miles, however it’s good practice to inspect them regularly for signs of wear, cracks or shredding.

What are the signs of a broken fan belt?

Usually, there a few signs you can look for:

  • A squeaking or whining noise whenever the engine is switched on

  • If your fan belt is visibly worn, cracked or torn

  • If your engine overheats regularly

  • Trouble starting your car

  • When the steering becomes heavy

What happens during a fan belt replacement?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect the fan belt for signs of wear and cracks.

  • They will also inspect the belt's pulleys and tensioner.

  • Replace the belt, if necessary.

  • Advise if any other related repairs are necessary.

What is the average life of a fan belt?

The average lifespan of a fan belt is between 60,000-100,000 miles or every four to five years. As with any car part this varies from vehicle to vehicle and driver to driver.

Can you drive with a broken fan belt?

If your fan belt completely snaps or breaks you probably won’t be able to drive your car as the fan belt is needed to drive many essential components in the engine. However if your fan belt is badly worn you will still be able to drive, however we recommend getting a replacement belt fitted as soon as possible to avoid it snapping unexpectedly.

Do fan belts deteriorate with age?

Because fan belts are made of rubber and are in constant use, they do wear out over time. However that being said, because fan belts are more common nowadays, they are designed to last much longer than their predecessors. You shouldn't need to replace your fan belt more than every four or five years or every 60,000-100,000 miles.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

The condition of service parts such as air and oil filters or drive and timing belts are not checked in the MOT. However it’s good practice to inspect them regularly for signs of wear, cracks or shredding, especially if your car is more than four years old.

Common questions about booking at Fixter

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Your vehicle will be assigned to a driver who is responsible for collecting it from your home, delivering it to the garage and returning your vehicle once all work is completed.

Sometimes we might coordinate with a garage for them to send their own driver to collect your vehicle. In this instance, you are protected as you would be if it was a Fixter driver. 

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One of our in-house mechanics will factor in the make and model of your car, as well as the work that needs doing. They will then allocate your booking to the most appropriate Fixter garage in your area, and we’ll email you to confirm.

Here’s why only 1 in 20 garages pass our selection criteria:

  • We only choose garages registered as a Limited Company, with a minimum of 3 years of trading.

  • We assess each garage's various established affiliations (e.g. Bosch / Unipart / Garage).

  • We perform an online audit: Fixter only selects garages with at least a 4 star customer rating.

  • We make sure to visit each garage in person. Our in-house mechanics evaluate the quality of equipment, staff qualifications, capacity, and technical capabilities of selected servicing centres. Fixter only works with garages which strictly use manufacturer-equivalent parts.

  • After all requirements are fulfilled, we negotiate preferential terms with each selected (including parts, labour, oil, and MOT test rates), so we can pass it along to our customers.

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How and when do I pay?

We take your card details when you book online, but nothing is charged to your card until all the work has been approved by our in-house experts, and satisfactorily completed.

No extra work will be carried out without your consent. If additional work is required, one of our in-house experts will call you to walk through any diagnostic reports, recommendations or additional quotes from the mechanic working on your car. We check every quote to make sure the work is required and has been fairly priced.

Note: If you need to update your payment details to pay for your booking, the team will send you a secure link to add the new card details.

How does the money back guarantee work?

If your car fails its MOT at one of our garages, but you believe that your car should have passed, you'll have the option to take your car to another garage to do a new MOT test. If your vehicle passes the MOT at another garage, we’ll refund you for the original MOT test that you carried out with us. Collection and delivery fees are non-refundable.

How does the Fixter 12-month warranty work?

All Fixter bookings are covered by a 12-month warranty on parts and labour.

If there’s a problem (with either parts or labour) up to 12 months after your booking date, we’ll sort it out for you, completely free of charge.

Just email support@fixter.co.uk or call our team on 0330 808 9527 and we’ll take care of it.

Note: this doesn't apply to an air con regas as leaks can occur at any time.

Can I cancel my booking?

We understand that things change.

If you need to cancel or change your booking, please let us know asap. Our agents spend time finding you a top-rated garage, which is then booked to take care of your vehicle. In many cases, parts are ordered in advance. As a result, we operate a 72-hour cancellation policy. If you have a confirmed booking with us and need to cancel within 72 hours of the appointment, a cancellation fee of £20 may be applied.

We want to avoid that so our agents will work with you to try and find a new appointment instead. To discuss changing or cancelling a booking, please email or phone on 0330 808 9527.

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