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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

576

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Jamahl

18 years of experience
827 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Great mechanic and very easy to work with. Good communication with what is happening with the car and always lets you know if he is running late. Does an excellent repair work and recommends options to save money. I think I have found my new future mechanic.
Great experience, as always!

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
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.
Wow! Great service and extremely knowledgeable about automobiles. He immediately gave me peace of mind about my concern and fixed the problem quickly. Good people skills and definitely loves what he does, he's a keeper and qualifies for a raise!

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
Great!!

Chris

18 years of experience
394 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Just as my prior experience Brian was great he was on time and finished quickly and gave me a nice future quote for something else that I might consider. Really really happy with the service and Chris was awesome.

Kevin

31 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
31 years of experience
FRANKLY, I DID NOT EXPECT THIS TO BE AS GOOD AS IT WAS. THE FIRST IMPRESSION WAS MISLEADING (HOW COULD HIS HUGE BODY CROUL UNDER COMPACT CAR). BUT HE DID THAT VERY FAST AND VERY PROFESSIONAL WAY. I THOUGHT THE PROBLEM WAS STEERING PUMP AND ORDERED THAT SERVICE, BUT HE FOUND THE PROBLEM WAS BELT TENSIONER. THIS ALONE LOWERED FINAL BILL MORE THAN 31%. AND ALL OF THIS WAS HAPPENING WITH SMILING FACE UNDER SCORCHING SUN. THANK YOU KEVIN.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Great mechanic. Very knowledgeable and relatable. Fixed the issue quickly.

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
experienced, knowledgeable and friendly.

Luther

14 years of experience
57 reviews
Luther
14 years of experience
Job well done, Luther!

Dexter

13 years of experience
5 reviews
Dexter
13 years of experience
He knows what he does.Very friendly.I give him A++++++. Th

Genaro

11 years of experience
266 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Great


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Saratoga?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mercury Mariner $151 $70.52 $79.99 15% $178.02
2010 Mercury Mariner $151 $70.52 $79.99 15% $178.02
2005 Saturn Vue $174 $94.22 $79.99 13% $201.72
2005 BMW X5 $258 $154.51 $103.98 12% $294.26
2008 Acura RDX $180 $99.93 $79.99 13% $207.43
2014 Porsche Cayenne $258 $178.23 $79.99 9% $285.73

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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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