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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

605

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Jamahl

19 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
19 years of experience
best mechanic ever
Great experience, as always!

Alex

15 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
15 years of experience
Great guy, made sure that I knew what the car needed, and how much it would cost and stuck to it. This is a great service, wish I had known about it sooner.
Alex was very friendly, knowledgeable, and honest about what was going on with my car and he explained it in a manner that I could understand.

Brian

22 years of experience
269 reviews
Brian
22 years of experience
Brian was obviously a very experienced and skilled mechanic. He performed a difficult repair job quickly and accurately. Brian was also very personable and I would not hesitate to have him work on our car in the future. Highly recommend!!

Robert

16 years of experience
28 reviews
Robert
16 years of experience
Robert has a positive attitude and is very professional. He got my vintage (ancient?) Mercedes all patched up and running again. I would definitely recommend Robert without hesitation!

Zachar

41 years of experience
41 reviews
Zachar
41 years of experience
excellent

William

10 years of experience
21 reviews
William
10 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.

Brandon

17 years of experience
275 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Arrived on time and did a good professional job.

Edgar

24 years of experience
41 reviews
Edgar
24 years of experience
Edgar had an emergency and was very late to my appointment, but still showed up and worked late into the evening to finish all the scheduled maintenance for my truck. Judging from his professionalism and attention to detail, I'm guessing his tardiness is not a regular occurrence and that it must have been a serious emergency. At the end of the day, I've been running my Ranger up and down the Oakland Hills with various furniture all weekend-- something I would have been pretty nervous about before Edgar tuned everything up.

Steve

29 years of experience
49 reviews
Steve
29 years of experience
Steve was great, he knows his stuff!

John

19 years of experience
435 reviews
John
19 years of experience
John was very professional and efficiant 10/10 reccomend


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in South Gate?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Dodge Avenger $157 $77.00 $79.99 14% $184.50
2010 Chevrolet Malibu $213 $132.72 $79.99 11% $240.22
2006 Toyota 4Runner $248 $167.95 $79.99 9% $275.45
2006 Cadillac STS $166 $86.17 $79.99 14% $193.67
2015 Audi A5 Quattro $320 $239.98 $79.99 7% $347.48
2012 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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