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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

576

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Jonathan

33 years of experience
360 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Very professional
Always excellent and efficient

Chris

20 years of experience
1612 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was prompt as usual and explained the repair. Also checked the whole car and gave recommendations for future repairs. Thanks!
As a first time customer i am very impressed with the service set up. Our mechanic Chriss did a great work in sufficient time. He is very professional and knowledgeable which made me feel more confident in his work.

Chris

18 years of experience
394 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Chris is great! Finished the job needed in about 1 hr 15 minutes.
Chris was prompt, friendly and did a great job.

Deane

9 years of experience
272 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
Great guy, Great job well done,
Love this guy. Great service and very good at what he does.

Quentin

12 years of experience
9 reviews
Quentin
12 years of experience
Very good job

Christopher

23 years of experience
79 reviews
Christopher
23 years of experience
Mr. Chris was very kind and helpful. He came in, did the job quickly and really made sure that everything on my truck was in good working condition. I will definitely be using his services again!

Christopher

15 years of experience
32 reviews
Christopher
15 years of experience
Christopher did an amazing job on my pontiac grand am. I would recommend him to anybody. He showed me the pieces that were bad and explained what was wrong. Im going to ask for him next time i get the rest of my pieces replaced. Thank you Chris.

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
I set up a service event for my car Tuesday, and I want you to know how much I appreciate your mechanic's attention to detail. The car is running better than it has in a while, and I give credit to the work Joe Hough did. I will recommend Your Mechanic to others in the future, and of course I will return when my car needs maintenance.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Great job...great experience...I was a referral and I will recommend Dan and Your Mechanic to my friends

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon was extremely pleasant and thorough! Arrived on time, cleaned up after his self. Was a pleasure to have him here and made me feel confident in his work.


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Richmond?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer $336 $240.20 $95.98 8% $369.20
2009 Subaru Tribeca $234 $153.58 $79.99 10% $261.08
2010 Volkswagen Jetta $181 $100.78 $79.99 13% $208.28
2012 Infiniti G37 $344 $263.94 $79.99 7% $371.44
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $261 $181.10 $79.99 9% $288.60
2010 BMW M3 $398 $197.98 $199.97 14% $466.73

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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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