Belts and Hoses Archives - Counterman Magazine
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.

JKF Americas Launches Top Drive Power-Transmission Products

The Top Drive automotive line will debut at AAPEX in Booth A33001.

Polyester-Cord vs. Aramid-Cord Serpentine Belts

The takeaway for counter professionals and your customers is that these belts are NOT interchangeable.

Continental Upgrades ‘Make Power Smart’ App

The app has revolutionized the way belt customers purchase, repair and extend the longevity of their Continental products.