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Automotive Tips from Car Doctor: Serpentine Belt Overview

The technicians at Car Doctor 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 Oklahoma City 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 Car Doctor in Oklahoma City can inspect your serpentine belt for wear and get it replaced if it’s time.

Give us a call.

Car Doctor
1217 N.W. 5th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106
405-232-1949
http://mdcar.net

 

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Automotive Tips from Car Doctor: Serpentine Belt System Wear

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City 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 Car Doctor service advisor can inspect your belt for excessive wear and replace your serpentine belt system if it’s excessively worn.

Give us a call.

Car Doctor
1217 N.W. 5th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106
405-232-1949
http://mdcar.net

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Automotive Tips from Car Doctor: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

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 Car Doctor 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 Oklahoma City drivers.

Your vehicle manufacturer has a recommended mileage interval for serpentine belt replacement. A complete accessory drive system service replaces the serpentine belt, the belt tensioner and any idler pulleys your car might have. Your friendly and professional Car Doctor service advisor can inspect your system and let you know if it’s time for a replacement.

Give us a call.

Car Doctor
1217 N.W. 5th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106
405-232-1949
http://mdcar.net

 

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Car Doctor is a pillar of the community. Car Doctor is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Pueblo, Colorado area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Car Doctor employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at Car Doctor. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission repair for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse Car Doctor website or call us for personalized service.

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