Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement at your home or office in Walnut Creek.

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YourMechanic Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

576

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Oreste

12 years of experience
111 reviews
Oreste
12 years of experience
Great guy explained all to me very well thanks Im very happy with his service as he has made my car run again fast and quick fix

Jerimiah

17 years of experience
324 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
so far his been trustworthy and on time.

Jason

18 years of experience
69 reviews
Jason
18 years of experience
Jason was great. He showed up early and fixed the issue requested no problem. He was professional and listened to what the issues were. He acknowledged that he would do some research about other issues I have on the car.

Tien

21 years of experience
896 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience

Sam

13 years of experience
122 reviews
Sam
13 years of experience
He was friendly and fast

Robert

30 years of experience
190 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Robert is the best mechanic we have ever used. He diagnosed a problem dealers mechanics couldn't in Houston. We finally feel safe in the car.

Eduardo

10 years of experience
41 reviews
Eduardo
10 years of experience
Diagnosed problem and let me know it was a different part of the drive belt. Got it fixed quickly.

Robert

15 years of experience
28 reviews
Robert
15 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!

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Keith is the best! I have been happy with him every time!

Rodric

12 years of experience
334 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Rodric was great, quickly fixed my tensioner and replaced the belt. Will be calling for other repairs!


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Walnut Creek?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mercury Grand Marquis $136 $56.41 $79.99 16% $163.91
2014 Honda CR-Z $375 $295.48 $79.99 6% $402.98
2007 Saturn Vue $205 $125.21 $79.99 11% $232.71
2013 BMW 335is $288 $168.17 $119.98 12% $329.42
2014 Lincoln MKT $196 $115.63 $79.99 12% $223.13
2004 Porsche Cayenne $443 $226.56 $215.97 14% $516.81

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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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Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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