There are various belts on your car that perform important functions, and it’s important to know the difference so you can identify problems. Here’s a quick rundown of car belts and what they do: The most important belt is the serpentine belt, which has actually replaced most of the belts that used to exist in cars. If you have an older vehicle, you might have a power steering belt and others for various other purposes, but newer cars will have a serpentine belt and sometimes a timing belt. The serpentine belt connects the engine to front-mounted accessories. It’s stretched around several points to form V-shapes which provide more compact with…