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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

576

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James

9 years of experience
42 reviews
James
9 years of experience
He was very professional an knowledgeable, showed up on time I’m very happy with his work.

Doug

32 years of experience
139 reviews
Doug
32 years of experience
Doug was very friendly and knows what he's doing.

Paul

31 years of experience
80 reviews
Paul
31 years of experience
Paul is a very knowledgeable mechanic...His 30 years of experience shows...Great guy

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Excellent. Did a great job. Very professional and thorough. Took the time to explain everything to us and answered all our questions. Will definitely use again.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience

James

6 years of experience
127 reviews
James
6 years of experience
What an awesome guy! Went way above and beyond what anyone could have expected. Upon realizing that my car needed more than just a new battery, he went back to the auto parts store and got a new alternator and tensioner, went to another job to finish up, then came BACK to my house and finished my repairs. He did not leave to go home until midnight. We were going on vacation the next day, so he was a real lifesaver! Fantastic experience from start to finish! Really appreciate you James!

Kenneth

18 years of experience
493 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
I was happy with Kenneth’s diagnosis! It wasn’t what I thought (power steering pump replacement) and I saved $$$. I felt completely at ease with his repairs to replace a tensioner and pulley and in future, he will be my go to repairman.

Kevin

31 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
31 years of experience
FRANKLY, I DID NOT EXPECT THIS TO BE AS GOOD AS IT WAS. THE FIRST IMPRESSION WAS MISLEADING (HOW COULD HIS HUGE BODY CROUL UNDER COMPACT CAR). BUT HE DID THAT VERY FAST AND VERY PROFESSIONAL WAY. I THOUGHT THE PROBLEM WAS STEERING PUMP AND ORDERED THAT SERVICE, BUT HE FOUND THE PROBLEM WAS BELT TENSIONER. THIS ALONE LOWERED FINAL BILL MORE THAN 31%. AND ALL OF THIS WAS HAPPENING WITH SMILING FACE UNDER SCORCHING SUN. THANK YOU KEVIN.

Chris

18 years of experience
394 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Chris was prompt, friendly and did a great job.

Jan

16 years of experience
16 reviews
Jan
16 years of experience
Very great guy who listened to all my questions and concerns. He arrived 40 minutes early!! Jan was extremely helpful and patient. His work was also very fast but done very well and caution. Highly recommended to anyone and everyone within his area.


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Birmingham?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Nissan 370Z $344 $263.94 $79.99 7% $371.44
2005 Chevrolet Classic $174 $94.22 $79.99 13% $201.72
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe $348 $267.88 $79.99 7% $375.38
2014 Mini Cooper $384 $176.35 $207.97 15% $455.85
2011 Infiniti EX35 $344 $263.94 $79.99 7% $371.44
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $230 $142.52 $87.98 11% $260.77

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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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