Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement at your home or office in El Cajon.

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YourMechanic Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

Chris

20 years of experience
1543 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Great job again
As a first time customer i am very impressed with the service set up. Our mechanic Chriss did a great work in sufficient time. He is very professional and knowledgeable which made me feel more confident in his work.
Alex

Alex

14 years of experience
434 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
The best mechanic ever!! Straight forward, let you know what options you have!!
Great guy, made sure that I knew what the car needed, and how much it would cost and stuck to it. This is a great service, wish I had known about it sooner.
Harish

Harish

25 years of experience
587 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Always on time, knowledgable and helpful.
Amazing service, I will most definitely recommend Harish for your car care needs.
Deane

Deane

9 years of experience
257 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
Great guy, Great job well done,
Joseph

Joseph

31 years of experience
503 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
GOOD
Kyle

Kyle

10 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
Great job! Highly recommend
Dan

Dan

37 years of experience
702 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Great job...great experience...I was a referral and I will recommend Dan and Your Mechanic to my friends
Frederick

Frederick

14 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
14 years of experience
I love YourMechanic.com! I tell everybody about it. Frederick is so polite, he is a real gentleman. He knows just what to do and he is quick, and makes it look easy. The work this time cost less that what he originally thought. Can you imagine that at an auto shop? Never. He originally thought it would be $217 and the charge was actually only $182. My vehicle sounds so much better than before. I am happy with YourMechanic
Tinashe

Tinashe

11 years of experience
229 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Professional, friendly, timely, and knowledgeable. So much better experience than with any dealership service department.
Chris

Chris

16 years of experience
314 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Chris came out twice to do one job. When he arrived to change the belt out on my car, he noticed another issue that could be handled in the same procedure. He didn't charge me for the first appointment and made arrangements to come out and change the belt and fix the other issue. He was courteous and friendly and on time.


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in El Cajon?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Nissan Altima $174 $70.14 $103.98 17% $209.89
2004 Toyota Camry $244 $148.27 $95.98 11% $277.27
2009 Dodge Charger $182 $101.82 $79.99 13% $209.32
2015 Mercedes-Benz C250 $340 $227.88 $111.98 10% $378.38
2013 BMW Z4 $308 $220.08 $87.98 8% $338.33
2006 Porsche 911 $350 $109.88 $239.97 19% $432.38

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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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