Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement at your home or office in Baytown.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

569

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Phillip

17 years of experience
194 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
Great work, showed up early, which I liked and finished early. Very friendly and clear at communicating, even saved me some money!
Philip is a very charismatic individual and I can safely say that I had a positive experience with him overall.

Michael

13 years of experience
4 reviews
Michael
13 years of experience
After my car diagnosis with Mike we set another appointment to replace my cars drive belt tensioner- he showed up a little earlier than the scheduled time, which was great. He also came with all the parts he needed for the job so he got right to work and within an hour and a half the work for my car was done. Let me tell you-Mike has left my car sounding better than ever and saved me a lot of money! Because of his expert diagnosis and great service I would definitely recommend Mike over any mechanic shop in my town. Mike was a professional and honest mechanic and I will definitely be using him for any other future services I need.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
464 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
He came on time. He identify the real problem and given me a fair price.

Eduardo

17 years of experience
321 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
Eduardo arrived at 8am right on the dot, and was working on my car within a few minutes. He was finished with my Sonic in about 30 minutes, which was shocking, because with how cramped everything is in my car's engine bay, I figured replacing the drive belt tensioner was going to take at least an hour or more. He handed me my old tensioner, had me sign, and he was on his way. An excellent mechanic that I would definitely recommend, and also one I would re-book again for future work!

Nathan

27 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
KNOWLEDGEABLE, FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT.

Keith

16 years of experience
272 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Thank you for being accommodating and getting me back on the road.

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
experienced, knowledgeable and friendly.

Chris

18 years of experience
391 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Chris was incredibly flexible, helpful and informative. Would absolutely recommend him.

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
Very knowledgeable mechanic wouldn't hesitate to use him again. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
I think that Russell is a really good mechanic who had to work on my car in less than perfect conditions due to the weather and the time of day. It was a difficult job, but he always seemed patient and explained everything to my satisfaction. He gave 100% to the job and I plan to call him again if i have any car troubles. I recommend him without reservation. James A. Hart Vancouver Wa


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Baytown?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Buick Lucerne $197 $85.10 $111.98 16% $235.60
2015 Chevrolet Camaro $306 $225.60 $79.99 8% $333.10
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 $238 $158.06 $79.99 10% $265.56
2014 BMW 328i $332 $220.08 $111.98 10% $370.58
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 $389 $277.48 $111.98 9% $427.98
2005 Porsche Cayenne $443 $226.56 $215.97 14% $516.81

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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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