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

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 Austin we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so... Read More

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

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Austin 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 comple... Read More

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