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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

576

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Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Always on time, knowledgable and helpful.
I've found a mechanic I can trust and depend on!!! The whole process was the best and I will be using Harish again to work on my car. He came early, kept me informed of what was wrong with my car and didn't advise of items that weren't wrong. As a woman finding someone to trust with car repairs is a hard thing to do. This process was very simple and the best part is he came to my house!!

Kenneth

18 years of experience
493 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Service excellent

Edgar

23 years of experience
41 reviews
Edgar
23 years of experience
Edgar had an emergency and was very late to my appointment, but still showed up and worked late into the evening to finish all the scheduled maintenance for my truck. Judging from his professionalism and attention to detail, I'm guessing his tardiness is not a regular occurrence and that it must have been a serious emergency. At the end of the day, I've been running my Ranger up and down the Oakland Hills with various furniture all weekend-- something I would have been pretty nervous about before Edgar tuned everything up.

Jason

18 years of experience
69 reviews
Jason
18 years of experience
Jason was great. He showed up early and fixed the issue requested no problem. He was professional and listened to what the issues were. He acknowledged that he would do some research about other issues I have on the car.

Tony

12 years of experience
121 reviews
Tony
12 years of experience
Tony was great, a true professional through and through. I would recommend him highly. And I also recommended the service to a friend that same day

Dominic

26 years of experience
128 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
Dominic is not a auto mechanic, he's an auto technician. It is very refreshing to hire someone who is truly a professional. Thank you. I will return.

Tien

21 years of experience
896 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien has a wonderful disposition to compliment his knowledge about his craft. He is resourceful, competent, and has the ability to put the customer at great ease, while explaining the process of his work, as well as, highlighting other areas that may be at risk for future service repair. He's very good.

Max

8 years of experience
19 reviews
Max
8 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable of his work. Although we were unable to fix the issue which I thought was the cause, he was able to quickly diagnose the problem. I would definitely recommend Max to any of my friends and family in the area.

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!

Jason

21 years of experience
183 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Awesome very detailed and professional


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Boston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chevrolet Malibu $213 $132.72 $79.99 11% $240.22
2011 Mercury Mariner $350 $238.48 $111.98 9% $388.98
2012 Kia Sportage $212 $123.64 $87.98 12% $241.89
2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 $285 $197.25 $87.98 9% $315.50
2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT $167 $86.62 $79.99 14% $194.12
2009 Porsche Cayenne $402 $186.46 $215.97 15% $476.71

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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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