Automotive Tips from Tuffy Grand Haven: Serpentine Belt System Wear

July 18, 2021

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Grand Haven 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 Grand Haven: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

September 15, 2019

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

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Grand Haven: Serpentine Belt Overview

June 19, 2016

The technicians at Tuffy Grand Haven 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 pu... More