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 doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not completely recharge while you’re driving and you could end up stranded around Batavia with a dead battery.
In short, a worn serpentine belt will stress all of the accessories it powers leading to premature wear and possible early replacement. When as little as 5% of belt material is lost, the serpentine belt cannot provide the proper traction for the accessories. Your friendly and professional Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia service advisor can inspect your belt for excessive wear and replace your serpentine belt system if it’s excessively worn.
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Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia
301 S. Randall Rd
Batavia, Illinois 60510
September 19, 2021
Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that it's all about the alternator. Driving around Batavia is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane depa... More
September 12, 2021
Batavia residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium the ... More
September 5, 2021
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