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Automotive Tips from Wilks Tire & Battery Service: Serpentine Belt System Wear

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Albertville 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 Albertville 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 Wilks Tire & Battery Service service advisor can inspect your belt for excessive wear and replace your serpentine belt system if it’s excessively worn.

Give us a call.

Wilks Tire & Battery Service
428 N Broad St
Albertville, AL 35950
256.878.0211

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Automotive Tips from Wilks Tire & Battery Service: Serpentine Belt Overview

The technicians at Wilks Tire & Battery Service 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 pulleys and the accessories. Some cars in Albertville have two serpentine belts.


The serpentine belt, the belt tensioner (which maintains the appropriate tension on the belt) and the idler pulleys are together known as the accessory drive system.

Now your serpentine belt and the belt tensioner will just wear out over time – that’s why your vehicle manufacturer has a scheduled belt replacement interval. The team at Wilks Tire & Battery Service in Albertville can inspect your serpentine belt for wear and get it replaced if it’s time.

Give us a call.

Wilks Tire & Battery Service
428 N Broad St
Albertville, AL 35950
256.878.0211

 

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