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Massengill’s Auto Service, Inc.. News and Videos for Durham: Serpentine Belt Overview

Your serpentine belt drives essential 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 autos have two serpentine belts. The serpentine belt, the belt tensioner (which […]

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The Massengill’s Auto Service, Inc.. Guide To Vehicle Diagnosis

Modern Durham vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle. Think about that for a minute – things that used to be controlled by simple mechanical connections now […]

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