What is a Belts & Tensioners Parts & Repairs service?
Lube Stop’s Belts & Tensioners Parts & Repairs service is the repair or replacement of the various belts in your vehicle. In addition to a belt tensioner, there are three main types of vehicle belts. Those belts include the serpentine/drive belt, the timing belt and the v-belt. These belts are used to help turn the vehicle’s camshaft as well as supply power to many of the vehicle’s modules.
If your belts and tensioners are damaged or broken, they can present safety issues to your vehicle and its driver.
Lube Stop provides this service as needed. To determine if it is needed, we look for signs that the parts damaged or broken. Following that, Lube Stop also inspects for squealing noises, grinding noises and loss of power to belt-driven components. Should these indicators be present, we recommend repairing the damaged belts or tensioners to the customer. If the customer agrees and we are able to provide this service at our shop, then we proceed with the Belts & Tensioners Parts & Repairs service. If we do not provide this service at your Lube Stop location, we will provide a recommendation and referral for the next steps you should take.
So, always bring any indicators of trouble to the attention of our Lube Stop technicians. These include signs of squealing, grinding and loss of power. From there, we will trouble shoot and determine if you need to repair or replace your belts and tensioners. We do all this so you can enjoy the benefits of a reliable power supply in your vehicle.
What are Belts & Tensioners for?
Serpentine & Drive Belt
The serpentine/drive belt in your vehicle is a continuous belt used to power multiple peripheral devices in your vehicle’s engine. This type of belt drives your alternator, power steering pump, water pump, air conditioning compressor, air pump and more.
Timing belts serve the purpose of synchronizing the rotation of your vehicle’s crankshaft and the camshaft. With its help, the engine valves open and close at the proper times during each cylinder’s intake and exhaust strokes. Timing belts usually have teeth on their inside surfaces.
The main function of v-belts is transmit power from a motor, to a secondary driven unit. V-belts are widely used because they combine traction, speed transfer, load distribution, and extended service life.
Tensioners are pulleys used in conjunction with these belts to create tension and reduce slippage. If the tensioner pulleys are faulty, belts can lose a large portion of their function.
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Let’s Talk Safety
Lube Stop is 100% committed to ensuring your vehicle’s engine and the components it powers are all operating as they should. We are also 100% committed to ensuring that your safety is taken care of, too. This means checking that all the parts of your vehicle that keep you safe, are working as well. These include the following list of items.
- A/C and Heating System
- Air Bags
- Electrical Charging System
- Exhaust System
- Ignition & Timing System
- Spare Tires
- Turn Signals
- Vehicle Horn
- Windshield Wipers
- Any Leaks, Squeaks, Rattles or Odours
These safety checks are included in Lube Stop’s Precision Based Recommendations process. Specifically, they are included in their 37+ Point Inspections that are performed each time you drive into one of our shops. There are 15 or more safety checks performed during this standard practice. When an issue is detected, Lube Stop technicians bring those matters to your attention and make suggestions as to how to address them. It is important to have a fully functioning car, truck, or SUV, but it’s also important to have a safe drive for you and your family. So, when you come to Lube Stop, rest assured that we will be checking for both your vehicle’s health and your own personal safety while driving.
Why Do I Need a Belts & Tensioners Parts & Repairs service?
The Belts & Tensioners Parts & Repairs service is the repair of your vehicle’s belt, pulley and power supply system. You need to do this so that your vehicle can continue to distribute power where it is needed. Functioning belts and tensioners help your vehicle deliver lots of benefits.
We do these repairs so that our customers can avoid problems with power supply in their car, truck, or SUV. This replacement or repair is an important maintenance item responsible for ensuring your engine does not fail. This is because when your belts and tensioners are not functioning, the power created by the motor can not be distributed. In fact, the engine might fail altogether.
So, it is fair to conclude that damaged belts and tensioners are NOT something you want to ignore.
That’s why we check these parts at every visit. We need to make sure that they are functioning as they should. We understand that it costs a little in the short run to change this part out. But it saves a lot in the long run.
How Often Do I Need It?
These parts should be checked each time you have service with Lube Stop. And, of course, we should check it anytime you have observed issues. Your owner’s manual will also advise you to do it at various intervals. Please check your manual. Please note that this service might not be available in all Lube Stop’s locations.
Also, lean on us at Lube Stop for advice. We use a system of processes called Precision Based Recommendations to help investigate a vehicle’s overall condition. This system of inspection and trouble shooting helps us get a clearer picture of your car, truck, or SUV as it stands, today. That is because it removes the guess work. Learn more about this system below.
Can Lube Stop do the Trouble Shooting?
Lube Stop employs the best technicians and mechanics in this service area. These technicians are more than qualified to help inspect the issues and make recommendations to problem solve.
Which Towns and Cities are in our Fast Lube Service area?
Our lube shop & tire service area includes the following towns and cities listed below.
- Blackfalds, Alberta
- Clive, Alberta
- Bentley, Alberta
- Red Deer, Alberta
- Ponoka, Alberta
- Millet, Alberta
- Rimbey, Alberta
- Alix, Alberta
- Penhold, Alberta
- Benalto, Alberta
- Hobbema, Alberta
- Delburne, AB
- Bluffton, Alberta
- Innisfail, Alberta
- Lousana, Alberta
- Bashaw, Alberta
- Leslieville, Alberta
- Wetaskiwin, Alberta
- Stettler, Alberta
Context for these Services
Your vehicle uses an internal combustion engine. This engine uses the combustion of fuel to power almost everything. This is done when fuel alongside an air oxidizer and spark plugs creates a working fluid flow circuit inside a combustion chamber.
In your internal combustion engine, the expansion of the high-temperature and high-pressure gases produced by combustion applies direct force to some component of the engine. The force is applied typically to pistons, turbine blades, rotors and nozzles. This force moves the component over a distance, transforming chemical energy into useful work.
Typically, your combustion engine is fed with fossil fuels like natural gas or petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel or fuel oil. Your engine is the hub for many things, including those listed below.
- combustion chamber
- cylinder head
- set of spark plugs
- rocker arms
- fuel injectors
- connecting rods
- engine block
- timing system
- timing chain
All these work in unison to power all the other systems within your vehicle. Without a fully functioning engine, everything else suffers. So, let us at Lube Stop keep your engine functioning and everything else that relies on it.