Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Brentwood.

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Number of Reviews

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Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
know his stuff on my car and I appreciate how professional he is. ill keep him as my got to guy to work on my car.
Joshua changed my timing belt and spark plugs etc and also windshield wiper and tail lights. I would highly recommend him.
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Arrived on time, courteous and professional.
Jeffrey is an awesome and very well experienced mechanic. I think he could fix any car with his eyes closed.
Ian

Ian

12 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
12 years of experience
Very Personable and a great Mechanic. Got right in and got the job completed, Very professional and explained everything. Cleaned up everything very well. Very satisfied would recommend him to all. If all of your employees are like him you should have a very successful future as a company.
Ian did a timing belt replacement service on my 2002 Toyota 4Runner and I am extremely pleased with his work and the value I recieved. Ian arrived at my house on time, explained what he would do and got to work. There were zero issues that needed to be addressed. I have already recommended both Ian and YourMechanic to a friend and will continue to do so. I will have Ian to do an upcoming major service on my Ford Expedition.
Charles

Charles

31 years of experience
227 reviews
Charles
31 years of experience
Courteous, knowledgeable, personable, a great individual, and a great mechanic. He will be my go to for auto repairs from now on. I greatly appreciate his work.
Charles,

Charles,

21 years of experience
105 reviews
Charles,
21 years of experience
Wonderful mechanic! Very knowledgeable and helpful. Let me watch the entire process of replacing a timing belt and explained everything along the way. Very honest and courteous and even arrived early to the appointment! Will highly recommend to friends! Thank you!
Maxwell

Maxwell

15 years of experience
389 reviews
Maxwell
15 years of experience
Very good mechanic, arrived on time and did an excellent job with no problems and was quicker than anticipated. Highly recommend.
Travis

Travis

11 years of experience
174 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Travis was courteous, friendly, and got right to work. He did a great job.
Adam

Adam

14 years of experience
124 reviews
Adam
14 years of experience
David

David

15 years of experience
11 reviews
David
15 years of experience
David was early to the appointment and very friendly and professional!
David

David

18 years of experience
107 reviews
David
18 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Brentwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Hyundai Tucson $721 $320.62 $399.95 16% $858.12
2006 Volvo XC90 $587 $283.51 $303.96 15% $692.01
2005 Volvo XC90 $620 $283.72 $335.95 15% $735.22
2005 Audi TT $661 $348.93 $311.96 13% $768.18
2005 Land Rover Freelander $902 $381.87 $519.93 16% $1080.62

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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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