Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center: Serpentine Belt System Wear

May 3, 2020

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Lewis Center drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not c... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center: Serpentine Belt Overview

March 8, 2020

The technicians at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by th... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

December 3, 2017

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, ... More

Auto Videos for Lewis Center Drivers: Serpentine Belt Overview

February 19, 2016

Your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some autos it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine and winds around pulleys and the accessories. ... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center Car Care Advice for Lewis Center Motorists: Serpentine Belt System Wear

January 6, 2016

The primary job of the serpentine belt is to provide essential traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at ideal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not completely re... More