Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement at your home or office

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(806)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(806)

How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2010 Hyundai Genesis$500$404.99$94.992%$512.49
2008 Chevrolet Express 3500$150$54.82$94.997%$162.32
2013 Chevrolet Camaro$215$120.44$94.995%$227.94
2014 Cadillac XTS$291$120.44$170.987%$313.94
2016 Audi A3 Quattro$335$239.98$94.993%$347.48
2013 Jaguar XJ$319$223.96$94.993%$331.46

Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

What is the Drive Belt Tensioner all about?

A Drive Belt Tensioner is a pulley mounted to either a spring mechanism or to an adjustable pivot point that is used to keep constant tension on your serpentine belt. That is the big long belt in the front of your engine.

The tensioner rides on the outside surface of the belt to put pressure, or tension, on the belt and against the pulleys that drive things like the alternator, power steering, air conditioner, etc.

Keep in mind:

Tensioners usually come with pulleys; they are normally replaced together. Also, when replacing a tensioner, the drive belt usually must be removed. A mechanic may recommend replacing the belt as well.

How it's done:

  • Check for any noise in the engine (usually a squeaky or grinding noise).
  • Remove the drive belt(s) (in most cases).
  • Inspect drive belt pulleys.
  • Check the drive belt tensioner.
  • Remove and replace the tensioner if faulty.
  • Start car to see if noise is gone.

Our recommendation:

Your drive belt tensioner should always be inspected when your drive belt is serviced. During routine maintenance and inspection, your drive belt system should be reviewed to make sure that all the components are in working order. The drive belt tensioner will usually last longer than the drive belts, so as long as your tensioner is inspected or replaced when your drive belts are, your belt system should remain in good shape.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Drive Belt Tensioner?

Unusual noise (squeaky or grinding sound) every time you start the engine.

How important is this service?

The air conditioning, power steering, and alternator in your vehicle are given power through the drive belt. The belt is attached to both the crankshaft and these systems, and transfers power from the engine to drive each of these components. The drive belt tensioner is responsible for keeping the tension in the drive belt, which allows it to continue moving and transferring power. When the drive belt tensioner fails, the tension in the drive belt will begin to diminish, and the vehicle will not operate as well.


Recent Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement reviews

Excellent Rating

(806)

Rating Summary
755
28
8
6
9
755
28
8
6
9

Jason

32 years of experience
515 reviews
Jason
32 years of experience
Mazda 3 L4-2.0L - Drive Belt Tensioner - San Mateo, California
Jason always arrived on time. He went above and beyond in inspecting the car and resolving issues. I would definitely service with him again!

Tony

40 years of experience
12 reviews
Tony
40 years of experience
Chrysler Pacifica V6-3.5L - Drive Belt Tensioner - Stockton, California
He was wonderful and went above and beyond he was fast and efficient as well and we want to thank him again for his professional job

Alec

15 years of experience
3 reviews
Alec
15 years of experience
Kia Optima L4-2.4L - Drive Belt Tensioner - Melville, New York
Alec was very knowledgeable and a did fantastic job. Would definitely use his services again in the future.

Luke

17 years of experience
159 reviews
Luke
17 years of experience
Ram 1500 V8-5.7L - Drive Belt Tensioner - Sandy, Texas
Fast, Easy, and Professional. Scheduled Luke again for maintenance and brake pads. Book him up, one of the best!

Recent articles & questions

4 Essential Things to Know About Hazard Lights
There There are plenty of reasons why people decide to pop on their hazard lights, but only a few of the uses are actually legitimate. How do you know that you’re using your hazards appropriately? Here’s a hint: your inability...
How Long Do Wheel Bearings Last?
Most Most people take for granted all of the systems that have to work together in order for their car to run. Making a car mobile is a lot harder than most people think. The power that the engine produces...
How to Replace a Brake Booster Vacuum Sensor
The brake booster vacuum pressure sensor is a vital part of power brake operation. A Check Engine Light or a hard brake pedal are signs of failure.

A/C blowing hot air, filled 3 weeks ago with refrigerant and helped now refrigerant not cooling it.

Your car uses a refrigerant called R134a. If the re-charge 3 weeks ago resulted in your system working at that time, but a slow degradation in cooling effect has occurred since then, the most likely explanation is you have a...

Why would my car not move in gear? 2002 Lincoln Continental

Hi - the first task is to check the transmission fluid level to make sure it has adequate and good condition fluid - proper level, red and clear (as opposed to dark and brown/black). If the fluid is dark and...

One strut mount we up with a dust cap on, one without. How big of a deal is it?

Hi Dan. Thanks for the question today. In regards to geometry, handling and "whether it's fine", a dust cap should not have that great of an impact. I'm curious as to why the mechanic did this - as to me,...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

+1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com