Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement at your home or office in San Francisco.

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YourMechanic Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

597

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Grzegorz

39 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Greg is a nice guy and knowledgeable. He replaced my OFH/OFCH gasket and belt tensioner on my BMW X6.
he is good and professional

William

9 years of experience
21 reviews
William
9 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.
Arrived early and promptly began working after talking with me to describe the symptoms.

Chris

14 years of experience
419 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Great service, nice person!

Damian

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

Wayne

29 years of experience
102 reviews
Wayne
29 years of experience
Wayne was on time, courteous, and stuck with the job even when it started snowing. I'm a hobbyist, and do all my own basic maintenance, but always call a pro for things I'm either unsure of or not skilled enough to handle. I had been taking my cars to the same mechanic for 17 years, but when I moved away I couldn't find anyone I could trust. I think I finally found him. Thanks Wayne and YourMechanic!

Adrian

29 years of experience
75 reviews
Adrian
29 years of experience
Very professional! Great work! 10/10

Walter

44 years of experience
74 reviews
Walter
44 years of experience
Walter showed up on time. The weather was not really warm enough for putting on belts outside but he stuck with it till the job was done.

Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 years of experience
Prompt, efficient and professional!

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience
Excellent as usual.

Terry

11 years of experience
45 reviews
Terry
11 years of experience
Everything was great. Very professional and nice. Hard working and knowledgeable. Will definitely use him again.


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in San Francisco?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Express 2500 $135 $55.17 $79.99 16% $162.67
2007 Dodge Charger $182 $101.82 $79.99 13% $209.32
2008 Toyota Tacoma $389 $309.13 $79.99 6% $416.63
2012 Audi A6 $320 $239.98 $79.99 7% $347.48
2005 BMW X5 $258 $154.51 $103.98 12% $294.26
2010 Jaguar XF $360 $223.96 $135.98 11% $406.71

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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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