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

569

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Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
GOOD
Couldn't ask for more - Joseph gave a headsup on his arrival, he was on time and he completed the repair and left the place clean.

Martin

40 years of experience
90 reviews
Martin
40 years of experience
Marty goes the extra mile to do the job right and take care of the customer. Highly recommend him as a local mechanic.

James

9 years of experience
42 reviews
James
9 years of experience
Very professional!

Brandon

16 years of experience
269 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Will use Brandon exclusively for all future repairs. He’s that good!

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience

Gustavo

15 years of experience
41 reviews
Gustavo
15 years of experience
As I stated in a review for Gustavo on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, he is a sincere, professional mechanic! I am very satisfied with Mr. Gonzalez’s expertise! Thank you and, when needed, I will request your company and Gustavo Gonzalez! Continued Blessings, Sandy Arneson

Ross

16 years of experience
54 reviews
Ross
16 years of experience
Ross was great! He kept me informed as to when he would arrive and he kept me informed as to the progress of the job. He went the extra mile!

Michael

13 years of experience
4 reviews
Michael
13 years of experience
After my car diagnosis with Mike we set another appointment to replace my cars drive belt tensioner- he showed up a little earlier than the scheduled time, which was great. He also came with all the parts he needed for the job so he got right to work and within an hour and a half the work for my car was done. Let me tell you-Mike has left my car sounding better than ever and saved me a lot of money! Because of his expert diagnosis and great service I would definitely recommend Mike over any mechanic shop in my town. Mike was a professional and honest mechanic and I will definitely be using him for any other future services I need.

Nolan

28 years of experience
28 reviews
Nolan
28 years of experience
Great service! Very professional and timely. Will definitely use again, could not be more pleased.

Adrian

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


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
2004 Toyota RAV4 $228 $148.27 $79.99 10% $255.77
2008 Saturn Vue $285 $132.72 $151.98 15% $336.97
2004 Chevrolet Impala $161 $81.49 $79.99 14% $188.99
2007 Acura MDX $188 $107.66 $79.99 12% $215.16
2004 Audi A6 Quattro $355 $147.24 $207.97 16% $426.74
2010 Porsche Panamera $290 $186.46 $103.98 10% $326.21

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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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