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Best Auto Repair, East Greenbush

54 Old Miller Road
Suite A East Greenbush, NY 12061

518-477-5110
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Pro Tech Tire & Auto Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

Posted July 10, 2022 12:15 PM

drive All East Greenbush service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles.

The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coolant through the engine to keep it within normal operating temperatures. (On some vehicles, the water pump is powered by the timing belt instead of the serpentine belt.)

So you can see the serpentine belt does a lot of work. And it if breaks, it affects a lot of systems. That's why your vehicle manufacturer and your service advisor at Pro Tech Tire & Auto have recommended that it be changed every so often so that it doesn't fail.

Your friendly and knowledgeable Pro Tech Tire & Auto service advisor can perform a visual inspection of the belt to see if it has any cracks that signal the belt could fail soon and will measure the amount of belt material to make sure there is enough.

Your serpentine belt works in tandem with a spring loaded pulley attached to the engine called the tensioner pulley. Its job is to make sure there's a constant tension on the serpentine belt so that it doesn't slip. The spring can become worn and no longer provide the necessary pressure to keep the belt tight. At Pro Tech Tire & Auto in East Greenbush, we recommend that the tensioner be replaced at the same time as the serpentine belt.

Pro Tech Tire & Auto
54 Old Miller Rd
East Greenbush, NY 12061
518-477-5110
http://www.protechtireautoinc.com



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, 06/20/2022
My husband and I experienced a blowout of one of our trailer tires on the highway. With traffic speeding by at 70 miles an hour my husband got ready to change the tire. James from Pro Tech happened by and parked behind us in his truck with lights blinking to help let oncoming traffic realize we were there. While he couldn't stay the whole time he did let us know Pro Tech would have a replacement trailer tire so that we'd still have a spare. When we got to Pro Tech James and Mike (the owner) helped us get the spare back in place, removed the blown tire from the bed of our truck and checked out the damage to our trailer septic system. Zip ties were applied to keep the remaining piping from dragging. They went above and beyond to help us and we were able to continue on to our campground 2 1/2 more hours away. Thank you!!!!
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