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"V Belt" as MB calls it or Serpentine Belt

Had some recall work done on my '98 E320 4Matic about two months ago at the dealership. Got a call from them today informing me that my V Belt, or Serpentine Belt, had come in. Apparently while working on my car they noticed the belt was worn and needed to be replaced and had ordered it for me unbeknownst to me. The cost of the belt and installation they tell me is about $100.00.

I did pop the hood today and got a look at it as best as I could and did notice some seperation on one edge of the belt.

What would happen if I let it go and it busted? Would it do any damage to the car if this happens while I'm driving it? If it is just now slightly seperating on the edge, does that me the big snap will be occuring soon? It this something I should not wait on?

The car has 55,000 miles on it.

I would appreciate any thoughts on this.

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