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You car’s timing belt is a big part of what makes your car run smoothly. This belt is responsible for controlling the camshafts that are in the engine. It closes and opens the valves at the exact right moment, and this is what provides the smoothness in your drive.

Unfortunately when this timing belt "goes" it's a pretty big deal. What happens is that this belt can suddenly break/snap without any warning whatsoever. Once this happens the valves will be stuck in the open position, which means the pistons are free to hit them. This can end up as a very costly repair thanks to massive amounts of damage to your engine. For this reason most mechanics recommend that you change your timing belt sometime between the 60,000 mile and 90,000 mile mark.

It is generally recommended to get a new water pump when you change the timing belt. The two parts have similar longevity, so it's the kind of replacement that makes sense to do at the same time.

For best results, consider these helpful tips when choosing a timing belt for your vehicle:

  • Check your owners manual: Consult with your owner's manual so that you know exactly what you're looking for when it comes to the timing belt.

  • Budget and quality: There are a number of brands available on the market with a wide range in price. Some tend to hold up a bit longer/better than others, and may be better in certain vehicles.

  • Keep track of your mileage: Once you purchase the timing belt start keeping track of your mileage right away. This is so that you have an idea when it’s time for replacement again.

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James

29 years of experience
630 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Dodge Journey - Timing Belt - Altamonte Springs, Florida
James is one of the best mechanics I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He is prompt,deeply knowledgeable, and has a personality that inspires the confidence that the job will be completed perfectly.
Toyota Sequoia - Timing Belt - Orlando, Florida
The best mechanic around,he knows exactly what he's doing and he gets the job done right the first,hands down me and my wife will be calling for him again to work on our trucks

Chris

21 years of experience
1723 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Honda Civic - Timing Belt - Perris, California
Chris did an excellent job for replacing my car's water pump and timing belt. He explained everything and turns out great now i know that i won't have a leaky water pump no more.
Lexus ES330 - Timing Belt - Murrieta, California
Chris does a great job, checks his work and keeps me informed as to status. I request him when I use Your Mechanic. I feel like I can trust him.

Fred

16 years of experience
365 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
Honda Odyssey - Timing Belt - Humble, Texas
Fred arrived on time and got to work immediately. He wouldn’t even take me up on my offer of coffee.....or lunch. He was very competent and efficient., and personable. We talked about a common interest, Air Force jets (I made sure not to distract him). Fred completed the work in less time than expected to my complete satisfaction. I will talk Fred and Yourmechanic up to friends and family and will definitely use Yourmechanic again.
Lexus SC430 - Timing Belt - Spring, Texas
On time. Polite. Competent. Willing to answer questions. Did great work. What else can you ask for?

Diego

20 years of experience
506 reviews
Diego
20 years of experience
Dodge Neon - Timing Belt - Tempe, Arizona
Our experience with Diego was excellent! Diego was here to replace the timing belt and water pump on one of our vehicles. Diego is a true professional and carries himself as such. His demeanor was pleasant and cordial; he was respectful and polite; and, he was communicative and took the time to explain his work and keep us apprised of his progress. Once the work was complete, Diego thoroughly explained all the work he did and the results of his inspection. I would use Diego again in a heartbeat and would also recommend him as he is truly a professional who know his stuff and his cars.
Mitsubishi Endeavor - Timing Belt - Phoenix, Arizona
Diego is an excellent mechanic. He was skilled, informative, and a pleasure to work with. I will definitely be using him again. Kudos, Diego!

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