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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,125

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Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Timely, friendly, efficient, awesome!!!
Oh my gosh, its been a long time since I been without my transportation. I was told I would have to wait three days for my car to get fixed. Then an angle blessed me Maxwell came out to repair Sunflower {my truck} I was unsure if Sunflower would run again. I'm greatful for Mobil mechanics my children and I have our lifeline back. There is really not many words I can say to show Max we are greatful. Max from Sunflower the kiddos and I we hope thank you is enough. THANK YOU MAXWELL!!!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1057 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Awesome very helpful

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
He was a great mechanic & was in and out quickly.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1097 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore was great! He was on time and did a wonderful job on my timing belt/water pump replacement.
I have had Theodore work on a couple of cars over the years. He is polite, professional, and does quality work. I recommend him to anyone I know that needs repair work.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Great guy! Very experienced and it shows. He let me know a few other things that were needed and explained just exactly why. Professional and quick.
Gregorz (goes by Gregory) is very professional. He replaced my timing belt which is a big job. Due to complications the work was performed in his garage because he needed a lift. Had I known all that was involved, I would have taken the car to his garage as opposed to attempting the repair at my home. Gregorz also called out the the timing belt tensioner should be replaced but that wasn't part of the quote. He got the part at a local parts store and installed that as well. He lost about 30-40 minutes going to the part store - I though he went over and beyond as he could have just used the old tensioner and said nothing.

Robert

29 years of experience
570 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert wAs a great fit for our jetta
Friendly and skilled - knows his shit about cars. Did a great job and was very gracious with the pricing, helped me really understand the work that was being done. I was nervous about this experience as it was my first time with the company but after working with Robert I would absolutely come back to these guys. Thanks dude!!

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
847 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
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.

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph was great to work with. He was prompt, very knowledgeable, and explained all of the services.

Joe

21 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
21 years of experience
Joe was very professional and polite and courteous

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Auburn?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Kia Optima $532 $331.98 $199.97 11% $600.73
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer $603 $363.46 $239.97 12% $685.96
2004 Isuzu Rodeo $584 $312.54 $271.96 13% $678.04
2014 Acura TSX $692 $307.82 $383.95 16% $823.82
2014 Acura TL $676 $307.82 $367.95 15% $802.32

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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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