Did you know that proper maintenance can extend the life of your vacuum cleaner? One of the most basic maintenance items is belt maintenance. It is crucial part in your cleaning system that connects your motor to the brush roll. To check this, you need to remove the bottom plate and place a finger under the best to feel if it is taut. If you find that it’s not, and it is showing signs of wear, it is time to replace it. While it is recommended you change vacuum belts once or twice a year, the frequency will actually depend on how often you use your vacuum cleaner. Frequent use makes it prone to cracks, sagging and other forms of damage. The motor is unable to turn a belt that does not have good traction on the brush roll. As a result, your vacuum does not clean up to its potential.