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

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YourMechanic Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

569

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Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Arrived early, completed work quickly and professionally. Thanks Robert!
Great work and done in a timely manner. He was actually done way sooner than I thought.

Eric

12 years of experience
9 reviews
Eric
12 years of experience
Eric was so professional and friendly. Apart from removing an replacing my car's drive belt tensioner, he also did a thorough inspection on my car and recommended me some preventive maintenance actions to be done. I will definitely choose him again in the future for my car maintenance services.

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Emmette was awesome. He was early to the appointment and performed the job in less time than required. I was very surprised. He did an inspection of my car and let me know of other things that has to be repaired. I was very pleased with his service and I will be requesting him again for the next service! Thanks Emmette!

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
I set up a service event for my car Tuesday, and I want you to know how much I appreciate your mechanic's attention to detail. The car is running better than it has in a while, and I give credit to the work Joe Hough did. I will recommend Your Mechanic to others in the future, and of course I will return when my car needs maintenance.

Karl

14 years of experience
1 reviews
Karl
14 years of experience
Karl is very friendly and professionally. He also knows his stuff when it comes to cars! He was able to work patiently to solve our problem, trying a few different things to finally arrive at a solution that was easier and much less expensive than I was expecting. I'm very satisfied with Karl and with Your Mechanic!

TJ

24 years of experience
338 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
TJ was very knowledgeable and kind. We definitely will be asking for him again.

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!

Curtis

27 years of experience
159 reviews
Curtis
27 years of experience
Excellent mechanic, timely service. Can't lose with a mechanic that comes to you and charges less than brick-and-mortar car shops.

Robert

25 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
25 years of experience
I originally booked Robert for a timing belt and water pump replacement (a different mechanic had told me it needed to be replaced). Upon inspection Robert informed me that my timing belt was in practically new condition and did not need to be replaced. A lot of mechanics would have probably just charged me for the timing belt replacement anyway and not even done the work, as I would have never known the difference. I don't know if it's yourmechanic's business model that produces honest mechanics or if Robert is just an exceptionally honest one, but either way I was very happy to avoid a much more expensive repair. Robert ended up doing a few other relatively minor repairs on my car that he noticed and I ended up with a much smaller repair bill that I originally expected. I'll definitely plan on using Robert in the future.

Brian

21 years of experience
231 reviews
Brian
21 years of experience
Worked us into his schedule at the last minute. Came fully prepared. Got us back on the road in no time. Very pleasant and didn't mind explaining what he was doing and even showing us along the way. EXCELLENT! WILL DEFINITELY USE AGAIN.


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Clayton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac $131 $51.01 $79.99 17% $158.51
2013 Ford Explorer $212 $115.63 $95.98 13% $244.63
2011 Ford F-150 $184 $103.63 $79.99 13% $211.13
2012 BMW 328i $270 $157.61 $111.98 12% $308.11
2005 Cadillac CTS $166 $86.17 $79.99 14% $193.67
2010 Chevrolet Corvette $326 $109.55 $215.97 18% $399.80

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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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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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