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Automotive Tips from Cartec Automotive Service: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

Sunday 25 November 2018

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 Cartec Automotive Service we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be replaced together. A worn tensioner prevents the accessories from spinning properly, leading to premature wear and noise for TULSA drivers.Your vehicle manufacturer has a recommended mileage in... read more

Automotive Tips from Cartec Automotive Service: Serpentine Belt System Wear

Wednesday 07 March 2018

The primary job of the serpentine belt for TULSA 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 TULSA with a dead battery. In short, a worn serpentine belt will stress all of the accessories it powers leadi... read more

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