Belts and Hoses Archives - Counterman Magazine
AMN Drivetime: Cal Ganda’s Continental Journey

Ganda embodies servitude leadership, prioritizing team success and customer-centricity.

Mastering Belt and Hose Replacement Strategies

Learn how recommending comprehensive replacement kits can streamline repairs, reduce comebacks, and enhance trust with customers.

Dayco Adds 29 New Part Numbers to Portfolio

The 29 new part numbers will be available by the end of March for distributors interested in adding to their product coverage.

Dayco new parts
Serpentine Belts Have a Strong Supporting Cast

Tensioners, balancers and pulleys are working behind the scenes to maintain harmony under the hood.

Tensioners and Pulleys
Installing the Continental Multi V Stretch Belt

Keep in mind that you never can replace a stretch belt with a standard serpentine belt.

Recommending Replacement Tensioners

It’s a mistake to view replacement tensioners simply as commodities. 

Litens Belt Tensioner Boasts Improvements to OE Design

The lift feature is strategically placed in an offset position between the mounting bolts that secure the tensioner.

Measuring a Serpentine Belt

Use the correct tool to measure the effective belt length at the cord line.

Serpentine Belts vs. Stretch-Fit Belts

One of them doesn’t require a tensioner.

Snow Season, S’No Problem

As we plow into winter, here’s how to turn the white stuff into green.

Seasonal Sales Opportunities

With each new season, we’re presented with different challenges and different sales opportunities.

Recommending Tensioners

If your customer is replacing a belt, they should consider replacing the tensioner as well.