Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement at your home or office in Mill Valley.

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

576

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Andrew

23 years of experience
148 reviews
Andrew
23 years of experience
I appreciate this mechanic for coming back the next day to help to get my car operable again
Andrew communicated well with me both before and during the appointment. He arrived when he said he would and did an excellent job with the repairs needed. I wouldn’t hesitate at all to have him work on my truck whenever needed in the future. His work is very much appreciated!

Dwaine

43 years of experience
39 reviews
Dwaine
43 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.

Robert

25 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
25 years of experience
Good

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
What an amazing experience. Jose is very nice and explained what he was doing and why. I will definitely use him again and refer him to others. It's so nice to find an honest mechanic. Thank you!

Scott

32 years of experience
41 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
I will definitely ask for him every time I use this service...

Jonathan

11 years of experience
144 reviews
Jonathan
11 years of experience
Jonathan was on time, very nice, knowledgeable, and went above and beyond to get my car fixed. He was out in wet crappy weather but kept a smile the whole time.

Alex

13 years of experience
89 reviews
Alex
13 years of experience
Alex is a first rate mechanic and an honest businessman. He accurately diagnosed the problem with my Tahoe and suggested a solution what was fair and reasonable. He did not try to "over sell" me. My problem has been solved and I have complete confidence in the work Alex performed. We was polite, efficient and on time. I highly recommend him.

Ben

27 years of experience
59 reviews
Ben
27 years of experience
Ben did a great job!! I would use him again.

Peter

19 years of experience
23 reviews
Peter
19 years of experience
peter was great. a very intelligent man he knows his stuff. trustworthy and skilled both important traits in a mechanic. he was also so kind to my dog's! i will recommend this great service to many. it was so nice to have someone come to you and do repairs. thank you!

Mason

18 years of experience
7 reviews
Mason
18 years of experience
He is really friendly and felt comfortable when he was fixing it. But the actual issue was not solved.


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Mill Valley?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volkswagen Passat $173 $93.23 $79.99 13% $200.73
2009 GMC Savana 3500 $258 $89.66 $167.97 18% $315.41
2006 Chevrolet Express 1500 $135 $55.17 $79.99 16% $162.67
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 $239 $150.97 $87.98 11% $269.22
2010 Audi A3 Quattro $235 $155.48 $79.99 10% $262.98
2012 Jaguar XJ $304 $223.96 $79.99 8% $331.46

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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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