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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

593

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Jerimiah

17 years of experience
328 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
Made it easy to understand
Excellent, as always

Dominic

26 years of experience
132 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.
He was early, communicated when he was in transit, did his work quickly. And he explained what he did and what else he sees. Great job overall.

Peter

41 years of experience
1251 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter knows his stuff. He is the "go to guy" for My Mechanic and has helped me with past issues when another mechanic messed something up. Highly recommend and will use again.
Peter was amazing. Needed extra parts and work beyond what I thought and was more than accommodating. Was able to get the parts and update my account. Car is running great. Highly recommend!

Claud

6 years of experience
104 reviews
Claud
6 years of experience
Very professonal and pleasant. He knew his stuff and worked with us well

Lucas

19 years of experience
841 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Great work. Thanks

Rusty

21 years of experience
360 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Fantastic Service! Rusty was very professional and friendly. He is very knowledgeable about car repairs in general, and specifically my vehicle. He arrived early and came prepared with the right tools and knowledge to take on the job. As it turned out the repair needed less parts that I purchased, and I will be returning what was not needed and saving even more money. Rusty also completed a thorough inspection of my vehicle, inside and out(he is great with paying attention to the details) and let me know of any trouble areas, along providing quotes for services I intend to schedule in the near future. I could not be happier!

Gregory

29 years of experience
238 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
Great service. Very communicative during entire process. Will definitely use service again.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
He does a great job, glad he comes out this way.

David

8 years of experience
185 reviews
David
8 years of experience
David is very polite, quick, and efficient. I look forward to booking him again for my next service.

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Rodney fixes all my problems. He would not give up until he found the complication that ignites my SES light, and then fixed the main trouble. I admire his effort and honesty. What an expert.


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
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 $135 $55.17 $79.99 16% $162.67
2004 Toyota Camry $244 $148.27 $95.98 11% $277.27
2005 Ford Excursion $131 $51.01 $79.99 17% $158.51
2010 Infiniti M45 $310 $229.81 $79.99 8% $337.31
2014 Cadillac XTS $277 $132.72 $143.98 15% $326.22
2011 Jaguar XFR $344 $223.96 $119.98 10% $385.21

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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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