Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Artesia.

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Number of Reviews

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Arrived early and was very polite, answered all of my questions, and worked quickly and efficiently.
I LOVE Jeffery! He has been taking care of the cars driven by my son and me for about 2 years. He is always willing to explain things about my car to me and he shows me the parts he has replaced. I totally trust Jeffery. He treats my car like it is his own.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Very helpful.
It was a completely professional experience. But the added bonus was how much fun it was. What a charming and delightful person, and very educational. I can't wait to have him back to work on another car. The work was done in under the time it was estimated and the car purrs like a new kitten. Very, very happy and satisfied with the entire process.

Leo

39 years of experience
74 reviews
Leo
39 years of experience
Great, personable mechanic who took his time and went above and beyond in attending to details of timing belt and water pump replacement.
Very knowledgeable and professional, very 1st but wonderful experience, job well done!

Khoa

18 years of experience
353 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Khoa is punctual, efficient, and explains the work he is doing. He arrived exactly on time and was done is about half the time he estimated. I am very happy with the work he did on my vehicle!
Next time I will use it service again.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Hebis just plainly the best!!!

David

24 years of experience
71 reviews
David
24 years of experience
I can't rave enough about how fast amd knowledgeable and punctual David is. My father owned a shop for 13+ years and would have been very happy to know David and would have jumped at the chance to hire someone with his integrity. I wish there were 6 stars!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney is a great guy who goes above and beyond to get the work done. He is insightful, experienced, and helpful at explaining and answering questions.

Michael

36 years of experience
83 reviews
Michael
36 years of experience
Michael was punctual and courteous. He explained the work being done and pointed out other items that would need attention soon. He was great.

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience

John

18 years of experience
414 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable, he completed the job and the car runs very smoothly. I was taken aback that he did a timing belt change and not one drop of fluid was left behind. He went over vital repairs that were truly needed versus trying to upsell as some dealerships will do. Rest assured John will be my go to mechanic. I wish he had brought business cards for the people who kept coming up to him.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Artesia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ford Fiesta $634 $330.23 $303.96 14% $738.73
2006 Subaru Legacy $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2008 Volvo C30 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2004 Lexus LS430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2009 Audi A4 $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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