I broke a belt on my snow blower today. It was a Goodyear belt and I'm not a big fan of Goodyear products. I went to the local parts store and got a Gates brand belt. It was Green and a 1/2" longer then the one that broke but it seemed to fit very well. I installed it and used a Teflon spray, that arrived in the mail, in the blower chute. It was dark outside so I tried it out in an area that had snow blown on to it. The belt didn't slip like the old belt and the snow seemed to fly out of the chute. I was very happy with the results. Time will tell how good the belt and Teflon will hold up.