Elyria Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

April 14, 2024

Any Elyria driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Elyria residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is th... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Elyria (Leona St): Serpentine Belt Tensioner

March 5, 2023

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 Elyria (Leona St) we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Elyria (Leona St): Serpentine Belt Overview

June 27, 2021

The technicians at Tuffy Elyria (Leona St) 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 aro... More