What Is a Drive Belt?

Answer A drive belt is a rubber belt found within a car's engine that helps power such things as the power-steering pump, air pump and water pump, as well as the alternator. In more modern cars this is us... Read More »

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What is the best type of garage door opener: screw drive, belt drive or chain drive?

I have installed both a screw drive and a chain drive. As previously mentioned, a screw drive delivers more power. It may be required to open a double wide because of the extra weight or a single p... Read More »

Shaft Drive vs. Belt Drive?

All motorcycles use one of three technologies to transfer power from the engine to the back wheel: chain drive, belt drive or shaft drive. Chain-drive has been around as long as the motorcycle has.... Read More »

What Is a Drive Belt in a Car?

Your car can't move without it. If it breaks, your car will not work and can quickly be damaged. It will overheat. Your air conditioning will stop. Your power steering won't work, even if you push ... Read More »

What Is a Friction Drive Belt?

Friction drive belts, also known as V-belts, are used in a variety of automotive, agricultural and industrial machines that use pulley systems.