Automotive Tips from Sparks Tire & Auto: Serpentine Belt TensionerSep 29th, 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 Sparks Tire & Auto 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 St. Charles 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 Sparks Tire & Auto service advisor can inspect your system and let you know if it’s time for a replacement.
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Sparks Tire & Auto
1665 Scherer Parkway
St. Charles, Missouri 63303