Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement at your home or office in Los Altos.

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4.9/5

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Chris

21 years of experience
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Chris
21 years of experience
Amazing! Chris is honest and goes the extra mile. Look forward to using him again for my auto needs
Chris was on time and very professional, courteous and quickly finished the job.

John

19 years of experience
437 reviews
John
19 years of experience
A1 mechanic!

Braxton

10 years of experience
192 reviews
Braxton
10 years of experience
Very nice

William

10 years of experience
21 reviews
William
10 years of experience
He did a good work for my car, and on time he arrived and suggested few additional repairs as well - will call again, Thanks.

Russell

26 years of experience
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Russell
26 years of experience
It was so convenient to have him come to the house and work on the car.

Daniel

10 years of experience
94 reviews
Daniel
10 years of experience
Great work!

Dustin

12 years of experience
41 reviews
Dustin
12 years of experience
Very Knowledgeable and professional work was exceptionally well and very fast

Patrick

31 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
PATRICK WAS THE MOST AWESOME MECHANIC THAT I HAVE EVER MET THUS FAR. HE WAS PROMPT,HELPFUL, QUICK, AND FRIENDLY. I RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYBODY THAT NEEDS ASSISTANCE WITH THEIR VEHICLE, ALSO BECAUSE HE CHARGES A VERY GOOD PRICE! THANK YOU PAT!

Rod

16 years of experience
210 reviews
Rod
16 years of experience
Rod did a great job fixing my job, he was on time, courtesy and trustworthy. I would recommend him to any of my family and friends

Robert

19 years of experience
645 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Great mechanic, highly efficient and competent. Will definitely rebook if he's available.


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Los Altos?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 $167 $86.62 $79.99 14% $194.12
2005 Toyota RAV4 $228 $148.27 $79.99 10% $255.77
2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 $227 $147.39 $79.99 10% $254.89
2008 BMW 750Li $266 $154.51 $111.98 12% $305.01
2009 Cadillac XLR $190 $102.16 $87.98 13% $220.41
2006 Porsche Cayman $315 $74.94 $239.97 20% $397.44

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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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