Professional Auto Maintenance at Campus Tire Pros: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

Posted October 01, 2015 12:27 PM

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining prime tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. The service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be replaced together. A worn tensioner impedes the accessories from spinning properly, leading to premature wear and noise.

Your auto maker 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 honest Campus Tire Pros technician can inspect your system and let you know if it’s time for a replacement.

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Campus Tire Pros
(801) 374-6240
125 E 1230 N
Provo, Utah 84604