Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Alviso.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joseph

18 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Joe was very knowledgeable and punctual. He explained everything he serviced on my Subaru. YourMechanic was super convenient and Joe made the experience better than taking it in to the dealer or a shop.
Professional, explained things well, friendly, did great work. Highly recommend.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
He was an exceptional mechanic! Teaching me all about my car while fixing an almost impossible situation!
Personable, knowledgeable, efficient, and very thorough. Finding a good mechanic is like finding a good doctor/dentist. Dr. Josh fits the bill! Before settling on YourMechanic.com I priced the work with area shops as well as my long-time mechanic. Everyone paled in comparison to YourMechanic and Joshua. I will absolutely use this service and book all my appointments with Joshua, who by the way, was highly recommended by a trusted friend.

Robert

18 years of experience
612 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Excellent service! Robert showed up on time, was pleasant to work with, knew what he was doing and got the job done promptly and correctly. I'll definitely keep Robert and Your Mechanic in mind the next time I need automotive work done.
Robert replaced my timing belt, water pump and pulleys and gave me an honest diagnostic. He also fixed a serpentine belt squeak at no additional charge. He's very nice and has a cute dog, and it was the best price in town.

Joe

41 years of experience
691 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe was very helpful and accommodating. I plan on using his services for future needs and will refer my friends and family as well.
Joe is a class act and a true professional. Worked with us to get our Van back on the road and he went above and beyond. I highly recommend him to anyone! No job is too big or small.

Kevin

22 years of experience
233 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
Came on time, and fixed the issue with the check engine light

Allen

34 years of experience
431 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen arrived on time, was very personable, explained the process and the company warranty. Then he proceeded to Change my water pump and timing belt in a very timely and professional manner. I had two estimates, one from a Nissan dealer and the other from a local shop and both were approx $600 more than 'Your Mechanic" I was skeptical at first but Allen's work and friendly manner as well as explaining and answering my questions put my mind at ease. What else can i say except that I spent 14 yrs in the selling and managing in car dealerships and know a little more about cars than the average person--and I'm thrilled.--Jim Brady

Peter

41 years of experience
1222 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was great, I certainly hope I get him for future work. Very professional and knowledgable. He exceeded my expectations. Your prices are fair and he spotted engine mount problems that were taken care of at the same time.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience

Jamahl

18 years of experience
822 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Great job!

Chris

20 years of experience
1574 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
So far I have had Chris work on two of my cars 3 different times all with excellent results. Thank you.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Alviso?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Subaru Legacy $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2004 Chrysler Sebring $687 $287.03 $399.95 16% $824.53
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse $596 $339.70 $255.96 12% $683.70
2012 Acura MDX $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2004 Audi A6 Quattro $786 $282.33 $503.93 18% $959.58

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Timing Belt Replacement Service

What is a timing belt and how does it work?

An engine timing belt is a fiber reinforced, toothed drive belt manufactured using durable compounds such as highly saturated nitrile. The timing belt allows the crankshaft to drive the camshafts in the cylinder head at half the RPMs of the crankshaft. The camshafts then open and close the engine’s intake and exhaust valves in time with the movement and position of the pistons in the engine.

Timing Belt

When to replace the timing belt?

  • Every 60k-90k miles. If an engine is equipped with a timing belt, the timing belt must be replaced at the service interval specified by the vehicle manufacturer regardless of whether or not any problem is visible, typically in the range of 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Your vehicle owner’s manual should state the specific service interval.
  • Engine stops abruptly or will not start. Occasionally, timing belts can break, or skip, while the engine is running.
  • Rough engine operation. The molded, reinforced teeth on the timing belt engage gears on the crankshaft and camshafts. After many tens of thousands of miles, the teeth can wear or break, or the belt can stretch, thus causing the belt to jump position on the crankshaft or camshaft gears. Should the belt jump, the engine will run poorly and perhaps not at all.
  • Banging or clanking engine noise. On some engines, if the timing belt has jumped, the pistons and valves can collide and there will be noise and damage. These engine designs are referred to as interference engines. If your car has an interference engine, replacing the timing belt according to the maintenance schedule will minimize the chance that a belt failure will cause engine damage.

How do mechanics replace the timing belt?

Engine designs vary, and thus the replacement procedure will vary, but broadly, the procedure is as follows:

  • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  • Once the engine is cold, set the crankshaft to top dead center with the number one piston on the compression stroke. Remove crankshaft pulley.
  • Remove all accessories interfering with the removal of the timing belt covers.
  • Remove timing belt covers. Lock camshafts, as required, and note position of camshaft timing marks. Remove timing belt tensioner and idler pulleys. Remove timing belt.
  • If replacing the water pump, do so at this time, and of course drain the cooling system first. If the engine cooling system thermostat is only accessible with water pump replacement, the thermostat should be replaced as well.
  • Installation of the new timing belt includes all of the above steps, performed in reverse, following strict guidelines to assure camshaft and crankshaft (and balancing shaft, if equipped) are in perfect alignment after tensioner has been set.
  • Upon completion of the installation, the engine crankshaft is turned by hand 720 degrees and the correct position of the timing marks on the crankshaft and the camshafts is confirmed.
  • The vehicle is road tested to confirm normal operation and a service sticker is affixed to the engine noting the date of belt replacement and the vehicle mileage.

Is it safe to drive with a timing belt problem?

No, were a worn out timing belt to snap while underway, perhaps on a highway, it creates a risk of complete loss of engine power while surrounded by fast moving vehicles. Once your vehicle has reached the recommended replacement mileage for the belt, you can eliminate the risk of sudden and unexpected timing belt breakage by having it replaced. If your engine is of the interference type, it is especially important to replace the belt according to the maintenance schedule because sudden breakage of the timing belt, while the engine is running, will likely cause significant damage to internal engine components such as the valves and pistons.

When replacing the timing belt keep in mind:

  • An interference engine should be carefully inspected before a broken timing belt is replaced because it may have sustained damage that will have to be repaired prior to installing a new belt.
  • The timing belt system includes idler pulleys and a belt tensioner. These components should be replaced along with the belt.
  • On some cars, the timing belt drives the engine’s water pump. Mechanics will usually recommend replacing the water pump at the same time that the timing belt is replaced.

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