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How much does a Drive Belt Tensioner replacement cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Franchise Dealer Est.£205 - £236 Independent Garage Est.£124 - £137 ClickMechanic Est.£124 - £138 Saving40%
Car2005 Audi A4 Franchise Dealer Est.£153 - £169 Independent Garage Est.£100 - £110 ClickMechanic Est.£100 - £111 Saving34%
Car2009 Ssangyong Rodius Franchise Dealer Est.£356 - £393 Independent Garage Est.£281 - £310 ClickMechanic Est.£281 - £311 Saving21%
Car2009 SEAT Altea Franchise Dealer Est.£121 - £133 Independent Garage Est.£87 - £96 ClickMechanic Est.£87 - £96 Saving27%
Car2009 Skoda Fabia Franchise Dealer Est.£128 - £141 Independent Garage Est.£87 - £96 ClickMechanic Est.£88 - £97 Saving31%

Want to learn more about Drive Belt Tensioner replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What is a Serpentine Belt Tensioner for?

The serpentine belt tensioner is a vital part of the serpentine belt system that runs your alternator, air conditioning, power steering and other systems.

As the name suggests the belt tensioner tensions the belt, it is essentially a small pulley that presses continuously on the outer surface of the belt. It serves to make sure that the belt runs smoothly and reliably.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Serpentine Belt Tensioner?

  • When squeaking noise occurs under the bonnet when starting the car.
  • When the belt slips when the engine runs (high-pitched squeaks).

When should you consider replacing your Serpentine Belt Tensioner?

Over time a serpentine belt tensioner can, of course, wear out and become ineffective. In some cases it can be that the tensioner seizes due to dirt, usually from an old and brittle serpentine belt. In other cases it can be that the tensioner was damaged, usually the belt will then be frayed or display other signs of excessive wear.

Another sign is that the belt wobbles as it rotates when the engine runs. When a belt moves excessively it is usually the tensioner spring that is weak or faulty. Eventually a faulty belt tensioner can lead to further, more expensive damage, on all the components that are driven off the serpentine belt.

It is therefore recommendable that the serpentine belt tensioner is inspected as soon as possible should you experience any issues with the component. A mechanic can establish the fault and advise on any repairs. Always remember to service the serpentine belt tensioner (and, importantly, the serpentine belt) as and when stipulated in the manufacturer's guidelines.

What happens during a Serpentine Belt Tensioner replacement?

  • Mechanic will check for an unusual noise coming from the engine.
  • Mechanic will inspect the serpentine belt, tensioner and other belt pulleys.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will disassemble the tensioner system.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will then replace the serpentine belt tensioner.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced, like the serpentine belt.
  • Mechanic will test the belt system.
  • Mechanic will make any adjustments if necessary.

How much does a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Replacement cost?

The cost of a serpentine belt tensioner replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your serpentine belt tensioner replaced by Clickmechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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These estimates may include Alternator drive/serpentine belt tensioner, Auxiliary drive belt tensioner, Fan drive/serpentine belt tensioner and/or Power steering drive/serpentine belt tensioner

43 manufacturers for Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement

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Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £59 - £128

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# of quotes: 149

£132

£88 - £150

£135 - £223

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Audi

Parts costs: £68 - £139

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# of quotes: 1252

£157

£101 - £183

£166 - £311

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BMW

Parts costs: £88 - £160

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# of quotes: 2042

£163

£113 - £184

£179 - £308

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £68 - £147

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# of quotes: 116

£134

£93 - £153

£131 - £208

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £103 - £144

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# of quotes: 121

£157

£127 - £166

£175 - £242

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Citroen

Parts costs: £63 - £105

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# of quotes: 1042

£130

£98 - £141

£139 - £202

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Dacia

Parts costs: £64 - £77

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# of quotes: 1

£133

£109 - £109

£167 - £167

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £66 - £92

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# of quotes: 10

£108

£88 - £119

£123 - £176

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £81 - £97

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# of quotes: 1

£152

£126 - £126

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Dodge

Parts costs: £82 - £104

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£123

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Fiat

Parts costs: £46 - £111

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# of quotes: 407

£114

£66 - £138

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Ford

Parts costs: £63 - £184

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# of quotes: 2636

£157

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Honda

Parts costs: £156 - £327

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# of quotes: 381

£250

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £73 - £88

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# of quotes: 188

£124

£96 - £96

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Iveco

Parts costs: £112 - £179

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# of quotes: 20

£160

£132 - £195

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £131 - £201

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£196

£168 - £214

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Jeep

Parts costs: £99 - £189

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# of quotes: 67

£165

£130 - £203

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Kia

Parts costs: £65 - £186

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# of quotes: 101

£160

£88 - £205

£119 - £273

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £73 - £145

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# of quotes: 312

£150

£97 - £183

£147 - £299

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LDV

Parts costs: £144 - £172

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# of quotes: 5

£216

£173 - £173

£232 - £232

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Lexus

Parts costs: £245 - £318

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# of quotes: 17

£328

£279 - £311

£384 - £439

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Lotus

Parts costs: £69 - £83

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# of quotes: 2

£108

£100 - £100

£144 - £144

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Mazda

Parts costs: £63 - £192

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# of quotes: 473

£154

£83 - £206

£115 - £281

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £53 - £241

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# of quotes: 781

£232

£96 - £331

£177 - £589

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MG

Parts costs: £85 - £144

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# of quotes: 15

£158

£113 - £161

£158 - £226

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MINI

Parts costs: £83 - £150

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# of quotes: 726

£180

£131 - £186

£233 - £318

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £77 - £125

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# of quotes: 94

£135

£102 - £150

£139 - £211

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Nissan

Parts costs: £90 - £199

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# of quotes: 297

£175

£114 - £212

£151 - £284

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £63 - £129

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# of quotes: 1354

£133

£89 - £157

£125 - £224

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Porsche

Parts costs: £86 - £104

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 5

£164

£136 - £138

£203 - £207

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Renault

Parts costs: £91 - £158

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# of quotes: 446

£169

£128 - £177

£176 - £240

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Rover

Parts costs: £81 - £169

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# of quotes: 25

£178

£114 - £185

£163 - £257

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Saab

Parts costs: £69 - £106

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# of quotes: 133

£115

£86 - £128

£116 - £186

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SEAT

Parts costs: £67 - £110

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# of quotes: 235

£119

£92 - £137

£129 - £195

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Skoda

Parts costs: £69 - £105

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# of quotes: 197

£125

£101 - £133

£142 - £190

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Smart

Parts costs: £85 - £105

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# of quotes: 24

£133

£113 - £119

£158 - £168

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £192 - £297

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# of quotes: 8

£257

£217 - £293

£281 - £388

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Subaru

Parts costs: £57 - £141

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# of quotes: 42

£136

£83 - £143

£117 - £189

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £75 - £109

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# of quotes: 117

£135

£107 - £136

£142 - £183

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Toyota

Parts costs: £138 - £284

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# of quotes: 177

£242

£158 - £270

£204 - £347

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £76 - £121

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# of quotes: 2447

£135

£98 - £146

£130 - £201

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £71 - £117

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# of quotes: 799

£139

£105 - £147

£161 - £226

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Volvo

Parts costs: £60 - £134

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# of quotes: 648

£121

£77 - £146

£111 - £214

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