Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mount Pleasant: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

May 24, 2020

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 Mount Pleasant we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mount Pleasant: Serpentine Belt System Wear

October 21, 2018

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Mount Pleasant 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... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mount Pleasant: Serpentine Belt Overview

August 2, 2016

The technicians at Tuffy Mount Pleasant 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 winds around... More

Tuffy Mount Pleasant Car Care News and Information: Serpentine Belt System Wear

January 27, 2016

The primary job of the serpentine belt is to provide critical 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 completely r... More