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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

19 years of experience
407 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Chris was incredibly flexible, helpful and informative. Would absolutely recommend him.
Chris was very polite and very professional.

Vlad

13 years of experience
79 reviews
Vlad
13 years of experience
Clad is great!

Ralph

37 years of experience
128 reviews
Ralph
37 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.

Jose

14 years of experience
249 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Friendly,Professional and an expert ,great work in a timely manor , Thank you Jose

Nathan

28 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
28 years of experience
KNOWLEDGEABLE, FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT.

Lucas

20 years of experience
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Lucas
20 years of experience
Great!

Karl

15 years of experience
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Karl
15 years of experience
Karl is very friendly and professionally. He also knows his stuff when it comes to cars! He was able to work patiently to solve our problem, trying a few different things to finally arrive at a solution that was easier and much less expensive than I was expecting. I'm very satisfied with Karl and with Your Mechanic!

Andrew

24 years of experience
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Andrew
24 years of experience
I appreciate this mechanic for coming back the next day to help to get my car operable again

Vytas

7 years of experience
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Vytas
7 years of experience
No nonsense. In and out. Great job.

William

29 years of experience
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William
29 years of experience
On time , professional and explain work performed in detail to include upcoming maintenance


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Northbrook?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Chevrolet Sonic $189 $109.40 $79.99 12% $216.90
2010 Volvo S40 $257 $153.00 $103.98 12% $292.75
2010 Ford E-350 Super Duty $131 $51.01 $79.99 17% $158.51
2012 BMW X3 $199 $111.44 $87.98 13% $229.69
2009 Lexus SC430 $169 $88.60 $79.99 14% $196.10
2009 Porsche Boxster $562 $186.46 $375.95 18% $691.71

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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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