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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert is high professional, clear and organized in the work mechanic. He good knows and loves his job. He has a well-equipped truck with tools and necessary equipment for any work. Robert did great job replacing timing belts on my Nissan Frontier and Toyota Highlander. I have already recommended three friends for Robert and I'll recommend him for all those, who need any repair or any service on their cars. Thank you Robert. Good job. I also want to thank the management, as I understand it is still not big, but growing company, for information and the organization of the repair of cars.

Robert

18 years of experience
612 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert was right on time. Got the job done in record time even though he was provided the wrong parts. Only one problem is that I had no treats for "baby", his dog...sorry...Will definitely request Robert again
Robert was on time and got the job done ahead of schedule

Corey

14 years of experience
11 reviews
Corey
14 years of experience
He was polite courteous and did not talk down to me when I asked questions.

Paul

34 years of experience
9 reviews
Paul
34 years of experience

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience
Ken changed timing belt, and install brake shoe. He also performed oil change. Everything was ahead of schedule. I was very happy for the work Ken did and for the money I saved by not taking the car to a shop. I already have mentioned yourmechanic.com to my co-workers, and I will definitely use the service again. Thank you, Ken and yourmechanic.com

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Ira is the man. He was extremely accommodating and helpful.

Chris

20 years of experience
1568 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris allshouse is the man he is the only one I would use from Your Mechanic !!! Great job Chris !!

Enrique

19 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
19 years of experience
Enrique is a delightful person and an outstanding hard working, dedicated mechanic! I didn't think think people like him existed anymore! His service and personality was above and beyond all my expectations. I would highly recommend Enrique to anyone and I will personally be requesting him for future work on my vehicle! He is a blessing and a wonderful asset to Your Mechanic! Thank you Enrique!

Joel

19 years of experience
731 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel is awesome. 2nd time I've used him and he is courteous, diligent, efficient and does a great job.

David

19 years of experience
107 reviews
David
19 years of experience
David was very professional, and did a great job. Would absolutely recommend!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Antioch?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Subaru WRX STI $830 $510.50 $319.96 11% $940.50
2004 Volkswagen Golf $488 $216.52 $271.96 16% $582.02
2009 Hyundai Accent $592 $272.44 $319.96 15% $702.44
2005 Audi A4 $841 $368.89 $471.94 16% $1003.14
2006 Audi A4 Quattro $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14

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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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