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 maintains the appropriate tension on the belt) and the idler pulleys are together known as the accessory drive system.

Now your serpentine belt and the belt tensioner will just wear out over time – that’s why your car maker has a scheduled belt replacement interval. The team at Massengill’s Auto Service, Inc.. in Durham can inspect your serpentine belt for wear and get it replaced if it’s time.

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Massengill’s Auto Service, Inc..
9196870558
715 Rigsbee Ave.
Durham, North Carolina 27701

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