The role of a drive belt is to keep the many wheels of your engine turning. Unlike many non-genuine 'one-size fits all drive belts, Toyota Genuine Drive belts are specifically designed for each individual Toyota model, ensuring perfect tension between the various components they must drive. Toyota Genuine Drive Belts are multi-layered for maximum longevity and performance, constructed to outlast inferior belts that stretch and wear out quickly.
In order to operate, your Toyota's engine relies on many other 'helping hands' around it. These include the cooling fan, water pump, power steering pump, alternator, and air conditioning compressor. All must work in perfect harmony to provide electrical charge, cooling, and other energies for safe, comfortable driving. All of these components rely on one piece of equipment, the drive belt, to perform their many mechanical tasks. Drive belts quite literally keep the many wheels of the engine turning. However, for such a vitally important part of your engine's operation, there are very big differences in the quality of drive belts.
There are two major differences between Toyota Genuine Drive Belts and non-genuine belts.
Toyota Genuine Drive Belts are specifically designed for each individual Toyota model for perfect fit and tension between the various components they must drive. Many non-genuine drive belts are 'one size fits all' designs which can either be too loose, or too tight - either way, they can dramatically reduce the performance of Drive Belt reliant equipment.
With a rubber coated bottom layer to prevent cracking to heat-resistant tensioning members, Toyota Genuine Drive Belts are multi-layered for maximum longevity and performance.
There are several different types of drive belts available - each performs an individual role according to the equipment it drives and engine type.
These variations are:
In plain, multi-ply and cogged configurations for passenger cars, trucks and buses including diesels.
These are thinner and more efficient in transferring power, and are used in small and high performance engines.
Toyota Genuine Drive Belts are designed for longevity and performance. A Drive Belt will last 60,000 to 100,000km of normal use, but this can vary greatly due to harsh operating conditions. When a belt wears out, it will start to slip and become noisy. This can cause numerous problems such as reduced cooling efficiency, the battery not being charged properly, and poor performance from the power steering and air conditioning. If you have NASSCO Limited service your car, then the drive belts will always be inspected for wear and/or replaced according to the servicing schedule.