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

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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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Peter

Peter

41 years of experience
1186 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Friendly and honest......a winning combination.......
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!
Pardeep

Pardeep

19 years of experience
411 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
On time, informative, friendly and super helpful. Fixed my light which was not right too.
William

William

8 years of experience
21 reviews
William
8 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.
Ruben

Ruben

11 years of experience
85 reviews
Ruben
11 years of experience
Ruben is very knowledgeable and efficient! He arrived at my house on time and kept me informed throughout the entire service process. He is a skilled and trustworthy mechanic. I highly recommend him for the job!
Dwaine

Dwaine

42 years of experience
39 reviews
Dwaine
42 years of experience
Reasonable and convenient service. Very knowledgeable and professional mechanic who seems passionate about what he does. I thought I needed to replace my alternator, but Dwaine explained that the alternator was in good condition and only the tensioner system and the belt needed to be replaced. Thankful to have an honest mechanic servicing my car.
Jonathan

Jonathan

33 years of experience
297 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Always excellent and efficient
Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
As last time, he was on time, friendly, knowledgeable and explained everything to me & last but not least the price was less. I am very pleased.
Damian

Damian

8 years of experience
141 reviews
Damian
8 years of experience
He got here early and finished the job in 25 minutes. I highly recommend Damien. Thank you!
James

James

27 years of experience
331 reviews
James
27 years of experience
Prompt and professional
Michael

Michael

12 years of experience
4 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
After my car diagnosis with Mike we set another appointment to replace my cars drive belt tensioner- he showed up a little earlier than the scheduled time, which was great. He also came with all the parts he needed for the job so he got right to work and within an hour and a half the work for my car was done. Let me tell you-Mike has left my car sounding better than ever and saved me a lot of money! Because of his expert diagnosis and great service I would definitely recommend Mike over any mechanic shop in my town. Mike was a professional and honest mechanic and I will definitely be using him for any other future services I need.


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Metuchen?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Toyota Sequoia $204 $84.00 $119.98 16% $245.25
2012 Kia Optima $310 $222.17 $87.98 8% $340.42
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage $130 $50.14 $79.99 17% $157.64
2010 Lexus RX350 $345 $264.73 $79.99 7% $372.23
2008 Lexus LS460 $240 $160.25 $79.99 10% $267.75
2011 Chevrolet Corvette $227 $146.68 $79.99 10% $254.18

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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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