Back to all

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte: Serpentine Belt System Wear

January 9, 2022

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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 Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte service advisor can inspect your belt for excessive wear and replace your serpentine belt system if it’s excessively worn.

Give us a call.

Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte
9835 Rocky River Road
Charlotte, NC 28215
704-598-3131
https://www.tuffycharlotte.com/

More articles from Tuffy Charlotte

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte in Charlotte for Better Performance

March 27, 2022

A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel i... More

H20 No! (Driving Through Standing Water)

March 20, 2022

In a year marked by unusually heavy flooding in North America, drivers are very aware of the possibility they may find themselves driving where water has come over the road. It can be a daunting and frightening situation. Flooding waters can move quickly and unpredictably, so you have to keep y... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte: Alignment Inspection

March 13, 2022

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Charlotte drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as... More