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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

3,551

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Jason

7 years of experience
175 reviews
Jason
7 years of experience
My name is Mickey. The reason you check the ratings for Jason on this website is that you are seeking a trustworthy auto repair mechanic online as I did. If so, I want to assure you that, like me, you just found one, Jason. I won't reiterate all my top rankings on those questions on this review, but just give you my truthful feedback that if my other cars would need to be fixed tomorrow, I will definitely contact "YourMechanic Services Inc" (requesting Jason) online or text Jason first. Frankly, before I tried Jason, in addition to many 5-star or 4-star reviews, I saw a few one-star or two-star types of reviews as you may have seen online now. However, after I read the details of those "low enthusiasm" comments (such as taking a longer time than anticipated for him to fix the car or being somewhat late, etc), none of them concerned me at all because what I focused on was whether Jason could get the job done and done well. After Jason came to fix my car today, I was so glad that I certainly made a right choice to have this great young mechanic fix my car, which was done not only very well, but also on time and inexpensively (as compared with the cost at most auto repair shops I had used before). For instance, the job was about replacing two major engine belts (I don't know how to call them) plus helping me fix some bolts, fill up several kinds of fluids (with my own fluids), and check many items on my car. After a good ~70 min work, he only charged me $95 for labor plus the cost of new parts and tax (in total $144 only). Besides, it saved my effort to drive my troubled car to the shop (this was a big issue to me). Truthfully, I felt uncomfortable if I would not give him a good "thank you" tip (for money often speaks louder than thanking words). You may ask him how much tip I gave him if you have a chance to try him someday (I am proud of his work anyway). More importantly, the problem with my car was fully solved and I felt comfortable to drive my car to my workplace in another town after Janso left. BTW, if I continue to go on sharing how much I like Jason's work and his friendly attitude, etc, I am afraid that he may become too busy to take my call next time when I need a great young mechanic like him to fix my car. (For my own sake, I should stop here :-) Have Joy when you try Jason on your car issue. God bless you and yours. It's my pleasure to share with you that I just found one, Jason.

Kenneth

19 years of experience
12 reviews
Kenneth
19 years of experience
Great job and very attentive to detail. Highly recommended!

Justin

6 years of experience
272 reviews
Justin
6 years of experience
HE KNEW WHAT HE HAD TO DO AND DID IT IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER.

Christopher

23 years of experience
79 reviews
Christopher
23 years of experience
Does a great job

Michael

36 years of experience
82 reviews
Michael
36 years of experience
Michael was very professional and up front with his diagnostic and estimate. We ended up just trading the car in instead of getting the repair, but that had nothing to do with him. If my new car needs any work I'd request him!

Hiram

23 years of experience
55 reviews
Hiram
23 years of experience
He knows what he is doing does a great job

Ralph

36 years of experience
114 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
Timely, kind, and efficient.

Andrew

9 years of experience
526 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Courteous, informative, knowledgeable and quick!

Richard

9 years of experience
416 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Arrived on time. Completed work in a timely manner. Very satisfied.

Chris

16 years of experience
325 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
In fact, Chris is really nice person. He is knowledgeable and highly skilled on his auto repairing field. his service for my car was awesome. I love his sincerity on his job and would like to highly recommend to all who really want such a vehicle repairing in-time with perfection.


How much does Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement cost in Champlin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD Classic $231 $151.03 $79.99 10% $258.53
2005 GMC Savana 2500 $199 $118.81 $79.99 12% $226.31
2014 Chevrolet Trax $119 $38.85 $79.99 18% $146.35
2006 Infiniti G35 $150 $69.59 $79.99 15% $177.09
2014 Mercedes-Benz G550 $157 $53.04 $103.98 18% $192.79
2012 Chevrolet Corvette $110 $29.96 $79.99 20% $137.46

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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Service

What is a serpentine belt and how does it work?

A serpentine belt is a relatively long, flat, multi-ribbed belt that is driven by the engine’s crankshaft pulley. The belt drives many, and often all, of the engine accessories such as the alternator, air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, water pump, and air pump. The serpentine belt is tensioned by a hydraulic or spring-loaded automatic tensioner. Some older cars use a serpentine belt to drive most accessories but will also have a shorter v-style belt to drive, for example, the power steering pump.

Belts

When to consider replacing the serpentine belt:

  • Regularly scheduled maintenance. Typically, belt manufacturers recommend belt replacement at 90,000 miles. However, the belt must be inspected for wear or damage at regular intervals prior to this high mileage.
  • Squealing noise, belt slippage, visible belt damage. Should the belt fail or wear out prematurely, you may hear noise or you may see visible signs of deterioration such as missing chunks of rubber, excessive cracking, or a shredded appearance on the edge of the belt.
  • Battery Light. A loose belt, perhaps caused by a defective tensioner, may not drive the alternator at adequate speed and thus the battery may discharge, causing the warning light to illuminate.
  • Engine overheating. Often, the serpentine belt drives the water pump. In those applications, if the belt breaks the engine will overheat in seconds to minutes. If the belt is inadequately tensioned, you may notice higher-than-normal engine operating temperature.

How do mechanics replace the serpentine belt?

  • Prior to removing the belt, the mechanic must run the engine to determine if the idler pulley and the belt tensioner are noise-free. Those rotating components have grease filled bearings and are subject to wear. In addition, the mechanic will ensure that all pulleys and accessories are turning in the same plane. These steps help make sure your new belt will operate trouble-free for its full-service life.
  • The belt’s routing path through the various components is noted. The belt tensioner is released, usually with a wrench or lever, to release the tension from the belt. With the tension off, the belt slides off the pulleys.
  • All rotating components — that is the alternator, air conditioner compressor, etc. — are checked for smooth operation and no noise.
  • If everything checks out, the new belt is slipped over all of the pulleys while holding the tensioner away from the belt. Once the belt is centered on all pulleys, the tensioner is released and the installation is complete. The engine is run to ensure normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a serpentine belt problem?

No. Should the belt have visible damage, you risk unexpected and sudden breakage that could potentially leave you stranded. Serpentine belt problems that result in the alternator not charging may cause the battery to discharge, which will result in loss of electrical power to the vehicle. Additionally, if a deteriorated belt breaks and that belt drives the water pump, the engine will overheat in a matter of seconds.

When replacing the serpentine belt keep in mind:

  • On many cars, the expected service life of a serpentine belt is around 90,000 miles. Should the belt fail well prior to that, a very careful inspection should be performed to check for out-of-alignment pulleys, a possibly out-of-position crankshaft harmonic balancer on which the drive pulley is mounted, binding pulleys, or a defective belt tensioner.
  • Attention should always be given to serpentine belt routing, since proper routing is critical to proper belt tension, and function of the driven components.
  • Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish serpentine belt related noise from other engine noises. In these cases, a mechanic will determine the origin of the noise by momentarily running the engine without the serpentine belt attached.

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