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

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YourMechanic Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

593

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Matthew

10 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Good work

Ryan

20 years of experience
27 reviews
Ryan
20 years of experience
Very speedy and friendly, great service

Andrew

23 years of experience
149 reviews
Andrew
23 years of experience
My first time experience was very great Andrew you was amazing thank you very much....

Frank

6 years of experience
120 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
Friendly, professional, hard-working, and smart. Hard to imagine a better service experience.

Jason

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

Ricardo

12 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
I'm very pleased with my recent experience. Ricardo did a good job, it was an extensive amount of work, & he took care of it. Car runs good.

Justin

14 years of experience
87 reviews
Justin
14 years of experience
He was very professional and courteous. He did it in less 30 minutes. He allowed me to see the work done and see the broken piece that was taken out. I felt comfortable and confident in the work and my car started right up.

Ruben

15 years of experience
80 reviews
Ruben
15 years of experience
Ruben did a great job , will book him in the future.

Kenneth

18 years of experience
503 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Since I had never used this type of service before, I didn't know what to expect. Kenneth set a standard that I should expect professionalism, courtesy, trade knowledge, patience (with my many questions), and timely repair. His work is clean and dependable. Looks like I can expect to book Kenneth again thanks to YourMechanic!

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Highly qualified and very efficient. Always on time for the appointment and makes sure the job gets done correctly.


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Elgin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $135 $55.17 $79.99 16% $162.67
2010 Volkswagen Jetta $235 $155.48 $79.99 10% $262.98
2005 Suzuki Verona $266 $185.98 $79.99 9% $293.48
2013 Infiniti G37 $344 $263.94 $79.99 7% $371.44
2013 BMW 550i GT $332 $228.46 $103.98 9% $368.21
2005 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG $333 $181.10 $151.98 13% $385.35

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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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