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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

597

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Chris

20 years of experience
1650 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Super fast! Very punctual and friendly. Definitely will be returning! Thank you.
Amazing! Chris is honest and goes the extra mile. Look forward to using him again for my auto needs

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
This was my first time using a mechanic online, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised that my mechanic Steve arrived early and went straight to work. He did a great job, and I will use him again.

Paul

17 years of experience
209 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
Excellent

Kenneth

18 years of experience
504 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Great person, super work, and was a pleasure to deal with. If I every have anything else that needs to be done I'm hoping Kenneth will be available.

Logan

47 years of experience
82 reviews
Logan
47 years of experience
Never have done this format before and was amazed how efficient and quick everything was. Thank you. Will be using this again.

Dwaine

43 years of experience
39 reviews
Dwaine
43 years of experience
Reasonable and convenient service. Very knowledgeable and professional mechanic who seems passionate about what he does. I thought I needed to replace my alternator, but Dwaine explained that the alternator was in good condition and only the tensioner system and the belt needed to be replaced. Thankful to have an honest mechanic servicing my car.

Christopher

18 years of experience
145 reviews
Christopher
18 years of experience
He did a great job

Rey

23 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
23 years of experience
Rey was a great mechanic. He showed up on time and was very friendly. In addition to fixing the issue, he also helped me check the tire pressures. Great person, and will definitely book him again.

Jason

30 years of experience
133 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Thought I had one problem. Ended up being something else and he fixed it in an hour. Saved me some money too can't be mad at that

Dominic

26 years of experience
135 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
EXCELLENT!


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Bethesda?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Toyota Solara $370 $290.04 $79.99 6% $397.54
2011 Nissan Juke $267 $90.81 $175.97 18% $327.31
2004 Dodge Caravan $163 $83.39 $79.99 14% $190.89
2004 Audi A4 Quattro $307 $147.24 $159.98 15% $362.24
2006 BMW 330xi $270 $157.61 $111.98 12% $308.11
2004 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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