Drive belt tensioners are components that are used to keep the drive belts tight and properly aligned on the pulleys. Their main function is to maintain the proper tension on the belts, which helps to prevent slipping, squealing, and premature wear.
It's important to note that a worn or damaged tensioner can cause the belts to slip, squeal or even break, which can lead to damage to other engine components. It's recommended to have the tensioner replaced if you notice any signs of wear, such as a loose belt, squealing noise or vibration.
It's also important to use the correct type of tensioner for your vehicle as specified by us.