Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement at your home or office in Castro Valley.

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YourMechanic Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

576

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Chris

20 years of experience
1612 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
It was a pleasure working with Chris. He was professional top to bottom with what he did and how he did it. He answered questions I had regarding my situation and gave understandable responses. If needed, I would work with him again. Thank you Chris.
Amazing! Chris is honest and goes the extra mile. Look forward to using him again for my auto needs

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
His work always have been great. Nice and diligent person
Rodney is friendly, explains what needs to done, and goes good work. I appreciate his eye for additional maintenance that is needed.

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Best decision EVER!!! Kirk came thru like no other. He was on time, kind, courteous, knowledgeable & understanding & most of all...HONEST and is now on the list for my family's One & Only Mechanic! He went above and beyond and got my Black Beauty up and running in time for my birthday weekend as well as gave me a quote for an oil change and rear break pad replacement on the spot! Praying him much success and will refer him to friends and family. I can't thank him enough.
Got here on time, knew exactly what he was doing. Installed part on car very fast. Thank you!

Russell

25 years of experience
244 reviews
Russell
25 years of experience
It was so convenient to have him come to the house and work on the car.

Robert

25 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
25 years of experience
Robert show up on time and did what needed to be done in a timely manner, great service at a good price , will used him again A+++++

Tien

21 years of experience
896 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Great knowledgeable guy

Mike

20 years of experience
53 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience
He arrived early and ready to work and took his time making sure all was in order. I would gladly recommend Mike and use him again for myself.

Dayan

15 years of experience
23 reviews
Dayan
15 years of experience
My experience with Dayan is always an excellent one. He's an awesome mechanic and very humbling, friendly, sociable, very informative on questions asked and knows his work. Very awesome person to have around and an awesome person within.

Jonathan

33 years of experience
360 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Arrived on time, very knowledgeable, the area where he worked was kept clean and explained what the repair consisted of.

William

32 years of experience
204 reviews
William
32 years of experience
great


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Castro Valley?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Subaru Outback $179 $98.91 $79.99 13% $206.41
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 $135 $55.17 $79.99 16% $162.67
2009 Volvo XC90 $274 $98.43 $175.97 18% $334.93
2005 Lincoln LS $170 $90.16 $79.99 13% $197.66
2007 Lexus IS250 $413 $269.32 $143.98 10% $462.82
2014 Audi S4 $322 $178.23 $143.98 13% $371.73

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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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