Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Cardiff By The Sea.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,139

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Ben

40 years of experience
1141 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
very happy with the service
Mr. Ben is extremely personable, patient and knowledgeable. I had a great experience. I was curious and he was very patient to explain every step, and also got the work done on time. I will definitely recommend him for any automotive needs.

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
Joshua was very knowledgeable, completed the work quickly and I would certainly recommend him.

Robert

19 years of experience
645 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Robert showed up on time and completed the work, no complaints. Thanks!
He was great the parts were greatly over priced though

Frederick

15 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
15 years of experience
Frederick changed the timing belt on my Acura MDX with no problem. It was really convenient to get this repair done on a Sunday at my home. In addition, the price for this service was by far a lot less than the dealership with the same level of expertise. Overall this was a really great experience and I will definitely get future repairs done by Frederick.
I just wanted to let you know , the service from Fred was outstanding. Really great service I appreciate it! Thank you

Frank

39 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
39 years of experience
Frank was very professional and performed his mechanical service in a timely manner. He provided recommendations and answered all questions that I asked of him. He explained the functions of the parts he replaced and guided me through all processes he conducted. I could have not received a better mechanic. I would recommend /refer Frank to any potential customer. Great job

Rocco

21 years of experience
302 reviews
Rocco
21 years of experience
I had Rocco out today to replace the timing belt and water pump on my 1999 Accord. He performed the service while I watched and asked questions as if he had done it a hundred times. He had all the right tools and was very clean about his work. The job was done in my driveway and when he left, it was as if he had never been there. While doing the work, he is inspecting everything he sees and will quickly point out anything that may be a future problem. He noticed the upper radiator hose wearing at the pressure clamp where the hose connects to the motor block and suggested I replace it soon. He also recommended changing the valve cover gasket since there was a little seepage and the seal was now broke and likely to leak. He called and had the part placed on hold and I picked it up while he kept working. He installed the new gasket so I no longer have to worry about a leak. Rocco is very profession and personable. Most importantly, he is very knowledgeable and will give you an honest opinion. I will definitely request his service again.

Charles

33 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
33 years of experience
Charles was prompt, thorough, and talented.

Joe

22 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
22 years of experience
Joe is very courteous and prompt. He knows what he is doing, and is very confident in his ability to repair your car. I would gladly have Joe work on my vehicle in the future.

David

13 years of experience
66 reviews
David
13 years of experience
David showed up on time was very professional it said it would take 4 to 5 hours to complete he did it in 3 hours Plus he build up the coolant reservoir put air in my flat tire and diagnosed a bad battery overall he was awesome

Patrick

31 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick did a great job! I appreciate his feedback and overall professionalism.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Cardiff By The Sea?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Cardiff By The Sea. Our mechanics in Cardiff By The Sea 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 Cardiff By The Sea.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Volkswagen Jetta $845 $492.68 $351.95 12% $965.68
2010 Honda Accord $704 $304.22 $399.95 16% $841.72
2012 Subaru Legacy $779 $498.68 $279.96 11% $874.93
2010 Audi A3 $784 $463.86 $319.96 12% $893.86
2006 Lexus GX470 $791 $350.92 $439.94 16% $942.17

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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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