1998 Volvo V70 XC Q&A

1998 Volvo V70 XC Question: What is the replacement interval for the serpentine belt on a 1998 Volvo V70 XC?

It was last replaced three years ago (7/09); since the car has been driven about 29,200 miles. -
Answer 1
Timing belts on this vehicle are due every 70,000 miles. So you have about another 40,000 miles to go until its due again. -
Comment 1
I probably misled you. It's the Serpentine belt, I.e., the belt that transmits power from the crankcase to the AC compressor, water pump, and alternator, that I meant. What is the replacement interval for this "auxiliary" belt on my 1998 Volvo V70 XC? Many thanks. -
Answer 2
its due anytime -
Comment 1
Many thanks. I thought that because I have only driven the car less than 30k miles, I could wait. I guess you advise otherwise? -
Comment 2
preveniyive maint is always a dood idea like oil changes -
Answer 3
Have a look at the belt, the side that touches the pulleys has a ribbed surface. If it shows any cracks in the ribs, replace the belt. -
Comment 1
Many thanks. Will do as you said. -