Question by  cutiebee15hotmailcom (129)

Is oil harmful to auto belts?

I'm wondering if a leak can actually cause damage to other parts of the car?


Answer by  brian7754 (243)

Yes! Oil is definitely harmful to belts on your car. Over time, the oil will eat away at the rubber that the belt is made of, so it can break more easily. Also, depending on how much oil is leaking, it could cause problems with the belt's operation - it could slip.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Yes it is not good to get oil on your belts. Not only will it make the belts slip but it can also cause the belt to weaken over time.


Answer by  H797H (157)

Any type of leak in the engine compartment was the result of a problem with the car. Murphy's Law states that if can something can go wrong, it will. This means that a pre-existing leak in the engine will only stand to cause much more damage to every component under the hood, this includes the belts that will dry out.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Yes a leak could cause damage to parts of the engine. Not only belts but things like the alternator or starter can be damaged with oil. Always fix a leak as soon as it is noticed.


Answer by  huntres999 (72)

Yes, oil is very damaging to belts. Oils will break down the materials used to manufacture belts that are needed to run your car.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Not only can it pollute the environment or cause parts to stop work but it poses a very high fire risk. Always fix leaks as soon as you find them.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well the thing is a leak can cause damage to all electrical parts. This is because electrical parts work through batteries and any kind of liquid on to the belt will cause some damage. Therefore, it is best to get your oil leak checked out through a mechanic at the garage.


Answer by  bb (674)

oil is not good for auto belts. over time, the oil tends to soften the rubber in the belt leading to deterioration.

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