Automotive Tips from Tuffy Sturgis: Serpentine Belt System Wear

September 8, 2019

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Sturgis 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 comple... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Sturgis: Serpentine Belt Overview

July 4, 2018

The technicians at Tuffy Sturgis 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 pulley... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Sturgis: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

March 12, 2017

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

Tuffy Sturgis News and Videos for Sturgis: Serpentine Belt System Wear

January 14, 2016

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