Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement at your home or office in Fairfax Station.

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YourMechanic Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

527

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Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
432 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
GOOD
Great
Kevin

Kevin

30 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
30 years of experience
FRANKLY, I DID NOT EXPECT THIS TO BE AS GOOD AS IT WAS. THE FIRST IMPRESSION WAS MISLEADING (HOW COULD HIS HUGE BODY CROUL UNDER COMPACT CAR). BUT HE DID THAT VERY FAST AND VERY PROFESSIONAL WAY. I THOUGHT THE PROBLEM WAS STEERING PUMP AND ORDERED THAT SERVICE, BUT HE FOUND THE PROBLEM WAS BELT TENSIONER. THIS ALONE LOWERED FINAL BILL MORE THAN 31%. AND ALL OF THIS WAS HAPPENING WITH SMILING FACE UNDER SCORCHING SUN. THANK YOU KEVIN.
Harish

Harish

24 years of experience
523 reviews
Harish
24 years of experience
He was great and very reassuring
Ralph

Ralph

31 years of experience
58 reviews
Ralph
31 years of experience
Nice guy , professional , obviously knew what he was doing, looking forward to working with him again in the future.
Samadullah

Samadullah

7 years of experience
31 reviews
Samadullah
7 years of experience
Bottom Line, Mr. Samadullahs is a super representative for your team. Sam not only has a great and out going personality, but he greeted and treated me as if I were one of his special and steady clients. On the day of our meeting, Sam arrived on time, spent some moments reviewing the problem, examined the engine and the parts I had purchased, then with his CAN-DO attitude and cheerful personality, Sam jumped into the physical work. As with any older mechanical motor, there are always surprises requiring strategy changes and innovations to complete a job. It was really a pleasure to watch a pro like Sam keep his out-going personality, his smile, and his CAN-DO attitude as he worked through each situation. Sam has won my respect with his No-Nonsense and Lets-Make-It-Happen professionalism, his wining personality, and his super people skills. Keep up the great work Sam!
Chris

Chris

17 years of experience
325 reviews
Chris
17 years of experience
Chris was prompt, friendly and did a great job.
Manuel

Manuel

29 years of experience
162 reviews
Manuel
29 years of experience
Awesome service and Manuel was very helpful and honest! I will definitely use Manuel and yourmechanic.com again. :)
Steven

Steven

18 years of experience
198 reviews
Steven
18 years of experience
This is the third time I've used Steven for auto repairs and I'll keep using him.
Phillip

Phillip

14 years of experience
85 reviews
Phillip
14 years of experience
Excellent Service: Phillip arrived on time as scheduled. He completed the work efficiently. The vehicle now operates much better than it did before the belt replacement. The work is documented. An itemized parts list is issued along with an electronic receipt. Excellent service. Thank you. CTomsen
Henry

Henry

31 years of experience
96 reviews
Henry
31 years of experience
Very professional friendly.


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Fairfax Station?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Toyota Tundra $311 $87.10 $223.97 19% $388.10
2004 Volkswagen Golf $306 $226.48 $79.99 8% $333.98
2004 Kia Magentis $250 $170.24 $79.99 9% $277.74
2012 Mercedes-Benz S600 $273 $177.12 $95.98 10% $306.12
2013 Lincoln Navigator $130 $50.14 $79.99 17% $157.64
2012 Lexus IS F $264 $160.25 $103.98 11% $300.00

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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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