Snake in the Engine (Serpentine Belt)

February 18, 2024

There's a belt that snakes through your engine. It's even named for a snake, the serpentine belt. It'll bite you when it breaks, possibly leaving you stranded. So, it's good to know a little about this snake-like belt. In early engines, there were lots of belts. They were used to convert the r... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus: Serpentine Belt Overview

March 22, 2020

The technicians at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus 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 an... More