Car Care Tips

Ask Lube Town: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

Monday 2nd of December 2019
The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the a

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Automotive Tips from Lube Town: Serpentine Belt System Wear

Monday 22nd of April 2019
The primary job of the serpentine belt for Alberta drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spi

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Automotive Tips from Lube Town: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

Monday 16th of July 2018
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 Lube Town we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be replaced together.

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

Thursday 19th of April 2018
Any Alberta 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 Alberta residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks o

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Automotive Tips from Lube Town: Serpentine Belt Overview

Tuesday 22nd of August 2017
The technicians at Lube Town 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 around pulleys and th

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