Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mentor: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

October 11, 2016

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

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mentor: Serpentine Belt System Wear

August 16, 2016

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Mentor 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

Tuffy Mentor Auto Tips and Videos: Serpentine Belt System Wear

December 30, 2015

The primary job of the serpentine belt is to provide vital traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at ideal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not completely rechar... More