Automotive Guide for Fort Myers: Serpentine Belt System Wear

Posted December 31st, 2015 by admin and filed in Serpentine Belt

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 doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not completely recharge while you’re driving and you could end up stranded 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 honest Terry Wynter Auto Service Center service advisor can review your belt for excessive wear and replace your serpentine belt system if it’s excessively worn.

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Terry Wynter Auto Service Center
239-939-2500
3811 Fowler Street
Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Professional Auto Maintenance at Terry Wynter Auto Service Center: Serpentine Belt Overview

Posted November 20th, 2015 by admin and filed in Serpentine Belt

Your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some vehicles 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 autos 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 auto manufacturer has a scheduled belt replacement interval. The team at Terry Wynter Auto Service Center in Fort Myers can review your serpentine belt for wear and get it replaced if it’s time.

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Terry Wynter Auto Service Center
239-939-2500
3811 Fowler Street
Fort Myers, Florida 33901