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

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YourMechanic Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

593

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Andrew

23 years of experience
149 reviews
Andrew
23 years of experience
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!
My first time experience was very great Andrew you was amazing thank you very much....

Dan

37 years of experience
730 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan was quick and efficient and gave me peace of mind with reassuring me that my self and grand son would have a safe car to drive

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Friendly and proper.
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.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore diagnosed and fixed a problem with my tensioner and belt that multiple other mechanics missed. Great communication and service. Highly recommend!

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
The best mechanic ever!! Straight forward, let you know what options you have!!

Doug

32 years of experience
139 reviews
Doug
32 years of experience
Timely professional

Manuel

30 years of experience
272 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
Awesome service and Manuel was very helpful and honest! I will definitely use Manuel and yourmechanic.com again. :)

James

29 years of experience
485 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Fantastic service. Customer service was great, fixed my Nissan Xterra with no issues. It runs great. James showed up one time, completed the work quickly and provided me information on what was fixed and what needed to be completed on the car. Will not hesitate to book in the future. Sandra

Horus

9 years of experience
96 reviews
Horus
9 years of experience
He did an awesome job. Worked hard all day and even fixed something else he noticed was going on. Highly recommend.

David

23 years of experience
180 reviews
David
23 years of experience
David showed up timely, actually even early. He addressed the issue explaining the cause. Recommended him and YourMechanic to my friends.


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Nissan Sentra $182 $70.14 $111.98 17% $220.64
2010 Ford Flex $196 $115.63 $79.99 12% $223.13
2009 Volkswagen Touareg $421 $204.97 $215.97 14% $495.22
2013 Infiniti FX37 $344 $263.94 $79.99 7% $371.44
2008 BMW 328i $270 $157.61 $111.98 12% $308.11
2008 Lexus IS F $270 $165.96 $103.98 11% $305.71

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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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