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

July 31, 2017

The technicians at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora 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

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

June 12, 2016

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Aurora 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 complet... More