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

December 10, 2017

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Batavia 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 comple... More

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

January 2, 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 Batavia we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they shou... More

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

June 27, 2016

The technicians at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia 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 the engine and... More