Vehicle Maintenance Videos by Parkway Automotive: Serpentine Belt Overview

Your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some automobiles 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 vehicles 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 auto manufacturer has a scheduled belt replacement interval. The team at Parkway Automotive in Little Rock can review your serpentine belt for wear and get it replaced if it’s time.

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Parkway Automotive
708 Kirk Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72223

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