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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

557

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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!!
Alex was very friendly, knowledgeable, and honest about what was going on with my car and he explained it in a manner that I could understand.
Richard

Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
He is a fast worker and did excellent job on replacing my BMW X3 tensioner and belt. No noise in the engine and test it out after repai SUV running smoothly. Great job and honest mechanic!
Richard

Richard

19 years of experience
455 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Awesome! The whole ordeal was painless. Richard explained everything and was very personable. The work was quick and my vehicle runs better than ever. Awesome job all around.
Sergio

Sergio

43 years of experience
46 reviews
Sergio
43 years of experience
Sergio was very timely to the appointment, professional with my vehicle, and provided a great deal of information on what needed to be fixed; also let me know of other issues that sufficed.
James

James

29 years of experience
453 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Fantastic service. Customer service was great, fixed my Nissan Xterra with no issues. It runs great. James showed up one time, completed the work quickly and provided me information on what was fixed and what needed to be completed on the car. Will not hesitate to book in the future. Sandra
Ralph

Ralph

36 years of experience
112 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
I thought Ralph was very attentive to his work and took great care in explaining everything to me. He did a great job and kept the area neat and tidy while he was working. I was very pleased with his skills and professionalism.
Joseph

Joseph

18 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
couldn't have gone any better!
Joshua

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Doug

Doug

32 years of experience
138 reviews
Doug
32 years of experience
Doug was very friendly and knows what he's doing.
Mark

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Mark is an amazing mechanic! He is so thorough and knowledgeable! Definitely will book him again!!!!!


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Encinitas?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Mazda CX-9 $204 $115.63 $87.98 12% $233.88
2009 Ford E-250 $131 $51.01 $79.99 17% $158.51
2007 GMC Savana 2500 $258 $89.66 $167.97 18% $315.41
2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 $276 $188.18 $87.98 9% $306.43
2010 Cadillac CTS $306 $225.60 $79.99 8% $333.10
2006 Jaguar S-Type $170 $90.16 $79.99 13% $197.66

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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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