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Tag: Belt Maintenance

The Impact of Summer Heat on Belts

Learn about the impact of summer heat on vehicle belts with Dayco and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Summertime means lots of road trips, weekend getaways, family reunions and trips up north – which in turn means putting your car and its air conditioning to work. Hot summer temperatures can take a toll on your vehicle, especially the vehicle’s belts and hoses. They’re both critical pieces that help cool your vehicle(…)

What is Belt Dressing or Belt Conditioner?

Belt dressing, or belt conditioner, is a spray for the rubber belts that are used in cars, trucks, lawn mowers, and tractors. Spraying belt dressing on a belt softens the rubber and keeps it from drying out and slipping. You can use it on lawn mower drive and deck belts, tiller, tractor, and automotive belts to keep them limber and prolong their life. It can also prevent and stop squeaks caused by a slipping(…)

What is a Serpentine Belt?

A serpentine belt is a long, rubberized strap that uses the energy from your vehicle’s engine to power its electrical systems. Your serpentine belt is located under the hood in the front of the engine compartment. As its name implies, it snakes around various pulleys and rotating cams. This grooved belt harnesses the motor’s energy, efficiently providing power to the several necessary components. These include the alternator (battery charger), air conditioning, and power steering.(…)

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