The belt that drives accessories, such as an alternator or A/C compressor needs to have tension so it doesn’t slip. That is where your cars automatic belt tensioner comes in. The tensioner uses a spring to apply a constant and automatically adjusting tension on your vehicles belt. This allows the proper tension to be applied with out the need for manual adjusting.
The automatic belt tension does wear out over time. When this occurs you will often experience the following:
- Squealing noise, (even with a new belt)
- Grinding or clicking noise from the tensioner
- Tensioner or Tension Pulley is misaligned.
- Broken belt
- unusual belt wear
How much will it cost?
The typical cost for the testing and replacement of a belt tensioner is between $80-$150 for parts and labor. This price range is averaged across all passenger vehicles. The actual cost depends on your specific make, model and year. Depending on your specific vehicle, this cost may be lower or higher. This cost estimate is for the specific repair listed and doesn’t include additional, related items that may require repair.
Here is what is included:
- Inspection of tension
- Inspection of related components.
- Replacement of belt tensioner if needed
- Replacement of belt if needed.
How it works
Request a service:
Get a quote online or set-up a time to have your vehicle looked at.
Choose your service time:
Pick time slots that work for you, easily, online. We will confirm appointments and send reminders.
Get your vehicle repaired:
No waiting at the shop. Our mechanics bring everything that is needed to you. All you have to do is provided a safe area for the work to be performed.
What what need from you
A safe place to work on your vehicle:
No working on the side of busy roads, No working on unstable or steep surfaces. We do not perform repairs during severe weather.
Authorization from a property owner or management.
If you rent please ensure work can be performed where your vehicle is. If your repair work is being done in a parking lot or at your place of employment, please ensure you have permission to have work performed. We do not do repairs in areas restricted by law.