Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Arnold.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,119

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Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Raul was knowledgeable, friendly and fast. I appreciated him driving me around to pick up an extra part I needed. Thanks Raul!
good job . para los latinos , el habla espanol y hace buen trabajo

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
The mechanic was very professional and willing to work with our needs. He did an amazing job, left everything clean, and the car runs great! Would definitely recommend this service to everyone.
Great service.

Peter

41 years of experience
1251 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was fantastic. He was on time (early actually), left my garage clean and fixed my truck (timing belt/water pump replacement). He took time to explain what was happening with my truck and answered any questions I had. Great job! I would recommend Peter, and already have, to my family and friends. I rated recommending YourMechanic.com at an 8 because when you call their toll free number for customer service, you will probably be on hold for 20-30 minutes. Once you finally get through, the agents are friendly and courteous. But something needs to be done about the wait time.
Very pleased with Peter! Arrived early, completed the job early as a result. Peter was very professional. When he left, the work area was more clean than when he started! I hope I can have him do all future work I need performed!

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
No complaints
Quick work, friendly, good communicator.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
He knew what needed to be done and earned my trust as a mechanic.
Theodore was great! He was on time and did a wonderful job on my timing belt/water pump replacement.

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Charles was very to the point and went straight to work diligently. He worked in the blazen Texas heat for 5 hours straight to replace my timing belt, water pump, and tensioners. Unfortunately after the service I was quoted for needing to get my crank seal and front mounts done as well. I knew that he was right thought after his work efforts and showed me evidence of the event. I had a great experience from Charles.

James

28 years of experience
574 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Great experience.

Jason

30 years of experience
133 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Jason was a pleasure to work with. He was on time and ready to work right away. Explained what he was doing and why. Very professional and result of his work was great. I would request him again if needed. Thanks

Chris

16 years of experience
342 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Everything was great, it went much better than I even expected. Will definitely continue using your mechanic 

Kevin

31 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
31 years of experience
Kevin was easy going and knowledgeable. He explained to me the amount of wear and tear my belts had and finished replacing everything in a timely manor. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a mechanic!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Arnold?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volkswagen Passat $841 $368.89 $471.94 16% $1003.14
2008 Subaru Legacy $673 $353.28 $319.96 14% $783.28
2006 Kia Amanti $734 $382.38 $351.95 14% $855.38
2007 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07
2015 Audi A3 $950 $469.58 $479.94 14% $1114.58

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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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