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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

582

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Chris

20 years of experience
1615 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Great job again
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.

Henry

32 years of experience
137 reviews
Henry
32 years of experience
Another great experience provided by Henry! He's professional, polite, friendly, and very thorough-thank you!

Chris

16 years of experience
120 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
He handle the situation with very professionally.

Angelo

30 years of experience
76 reviews
Angelo
30 years of experience
Will always call on Angelo to service my truck.

Jerimiah

17 years of experience
326 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
Excellent, as always

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Got here on time, knew exactly what he was doing. Installed part on car very fast. Thank you!

Robert

35 years of experience
130 reviews
Robert
35 years of experience
Good job

Chris

24 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
24 years of experience
Chris is a very nice and he's very good fixing our cars.

Chris

18 years of experience
395 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Chris was incredibly flexible, helpful and informative. Would absolutely recommend him.

David

23 years of experience
173 reviews
David
23 years of experience
This is the second time I have had David come out to work on my car. Work was completed in a timely manner and what was done was described in detail to my satisfaction. I would recommend David to anyone who needs and honest evaluation of the work that will be needed to make any fix necessary to their car.


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Oakland?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 GMC Envoy $150 $69.53 $79.99 15% $177.03
2009 Dodge Caliber $173 $77.00 $95.98 16% $206.00
2015 Nissan Rogue Select $149 $69.24 $79.99 15% $176.74
2006 Cadillac STS $166 $86.17 $79.99 14% $193.67
2007 Lexus SC430 $169 $88.60 $79.99 14% $196.10
2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG $261 $181.10 $79.99 9% $288.60

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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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