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5/5

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Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Charles was quick and professional got the job done earlier than the estimated time making the whole process a very smooth experience would definitely recommend Charles.
He was Awesome!!!

Terrell

39 years of experience
48 reviews
Terrell
39 years of experience
Great mechanic

Joseph

18 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
couldn't have gone any better!

Mike

15 years of experience
7 reviews
Mike
15 years of experience
Showed up early, was quick, courteous, and did a great job on my car at good price.

Nathan

15 years of experience
194 reviews
Nathan
15 years of experience
Timely, professional, competent

Carlos

26 years of experience
28 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Carlos was great! Very friendly, loves to talk about just about anything. He was very helpful in working with me to understand what was going on with my truck. I would definitely recommend him in the future!

Andrew

23 years of experience
150 reviews
Andrew
23 years of experience
My first time experience was very great Andrew you was amazing thank you very much....

James

29 years of experience
489 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Fantastic service. Customer service was great, fixed my Nissan Xterra with no issues. It runs great. James showed up one time, completed the work quickly and provided me information on what was fixed and what needed to be completed on the car. Will not hesitate to book in the future. Sandra

Eric

12 years of experience
9 reviews
Eric
12 years of experience
Eric was so professional and friendly. Apart from removing an replacing my car's drive belt tensioner, he also did a thorough inspection on my car and recommended me some preventive maintenance actions to be done. I will definitely choose him again in the future for my car maintenance services.

Dan

37 years of experience
736 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan showed up on time then got right to work and finished the job quickly. Vehicle runs great and no more Power Steering whine! Dan knows what he is doing!! I would be happy to hire him again to take care of any of my vehicles!!!


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Austin?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Austin. Our mechanics in Austin 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 in Austin.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Ford E-350 Super Duty $131 $51.01 $79.99 17% $158.51
2012 Toyota Tacoma $389 $309.13 $79.99 6% $416.63
2010 Ford F-150 $131 $51.01 $79.99 17% $158.51
2012 BMW 740i $344 $159.84 $183.97 15% $407.09
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $215 $94.84 $119.98 16% $256.09
2008 Porsche Cayenne $265 $48.93 $215.97 21% $339.18

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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.

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