Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Apopka.

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Number of Reviews

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Pete

Pete

13 years of experience
174 reviews
Pete
13 years of experience
Very good!
Pete was on schedule, informative and super professional.
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
I trust Ben to get the job done!
Had timing belt replaced- Amazing !!! Ben did a great job, he is professional and knows what he is doing. My car runs like it did when it was new. I will be using Ben from now on for all my car repairs! Nice guy also. BTW I am a real customer my service was done on 9/23/2016. I can't say enough about how happy I am with the work Ben did today. You have ALL my business!!!
Allen

Allen

33 years of experience
359 reviews
Allen
33 years of experience
Allen was great. He was able to complete a scheduled 9 - 10 hour job in abut 6.5 hours. The car runs great and Allen was able to answer all of my questions. I will definitely ask for Allen the next time I need a car mechanic. Thanks Allen.
Joe

Joe

40 years of experience
576 reviews
Joe
40 years of experience
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.
Jay

Jay

34 years of experience
566 reviews
Jay
34 years of experience
Jay is an incredible mechanic who demonstrates what it means to be a great service professional. His vast knowledge allows him to easily assess and recommend a solution to a problem. Jay is forthright in character, and a pleasure to have around. I would recommend him to any friend or family member.
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

17 years of experience
2 reviews
Jeffrey
17 years of experience
He was really quick with my timing belt and very patient with my payment and arrival and was really nice the whole time
Bryan

Bryan

23 years of experience
50 reviews
Bryan
23 years of experience
Bryan is a true professional. He arrived on time and was very thorough on what was happening and showed the parts that were fixed aftewards. I appreciated the time he took to make sure I understood everything that took place. He did an excellent job and is very trustworthy.
James

James

39 years of experience
8 reviews
James
39 years of experience
Top notch changed my timing belt on my car explained everything about the job was very professional, will use his service again .
Donald

Donald

37 years of experience
7 reviews
Donald
37 years of experience
Donald was a pleasure to deal with and I will be bring my car back to him for future service and repairs.
Theodore

Theodore

14 years of experience
956 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodores changed the timing belt, serpentine belt, and thermostat of my 2007 VW GTI this Sunday. He arrived on time and spent about 7 hours on replacing the parts. He is a ver professional and experienced mechanic! I am definitely going to turn to him if my car needs any major part replacement in the future!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Apopka?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Honda Pilot $792 $311.82 $479.94 17% $956.82
2010 Kia Rio $694 $278.51 $415.94 17% $837.51
2011 Kia Soul $577 $216.66 $359.95 17% $700.41
2007 Lexus LX470 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2014 Acura TSX $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82

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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.

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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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