Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Carlsbad.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Bob

Bob

28 years of experience
22 reviews
Bob
28 years of experience
Bob did a great job replacing my Acura's timing belt and the crankshaft camshaft seals. He has a van with all the tools needed to do a job efficiently. I will definitely book Bob again for future work.
Thorough and took his time. Would definitely recommend.
Pete

Pete

13 years of experience
174 reviews
Pete
13 years of experience
Pete was timely, courteous, professional, and efficient. I plan to request him the next time i need some work done, and will pass the word to friends/family. Thank you!
My mechanic, Pete Hambly, was punctual, professional, and expedient in replacing my timing belt and water pump. I would absolutely work with and recommend Pete in the future. Plus the quote was 35% less than at the dealership. Using YourMechanic was a great experience all around.
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Great mechanic, great guy.
Ben came exact at 9 o'clock as schedule. He performed an excellent job. He was very polite.
Kyle

Kyle

10 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
Fast
There was an unfortunate parts mix-up (which I didn't think would happen booking a week in advance) that caused my appointment to end up starting four hours later than scheduled, which caused some disturbance to the rest of my day- but the work was top notch, faster than estimated, far cheaper than any shop in town, and done with friendly professionalism. Will absolutely book with Kyle again.
Miguel

Miguel

19 years of experience
16 reviews
Miguel
19 years of experience
Great service!
Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience
Gary is a great mechanic. Very honest. Very curtious. Did a great job.
Ryan

Ryan

15 years of experience
62 reviews
Ryan
15 years of experience
Ryan is the Real Deal, an expert mechanic who showed up on time, neat in appearance, friendly, well spoken, and fully prepared and equipped to do the job we've asked him to do. I consider replacement of a timing belt a big job. Ryan didn't break a sweat and had the job finished, the engine back together, everything cleaned up, his tools and equipment packed away in exactly four hours from the moment he arrived at our home. He's obviously very competent and confident in what he does. Thanks, Ryan, we'll definitely call Your Mechanic and request you when the need arises again.
David

David

33 years of experience
195 reviews
David
33 years of experience
I have used this service three times now and it continues to impress me. The cost has continually been almost half (I generally call another company just to see). David arrived on time and called when he was on his way. I had a big job that took most of the day, but he stayed at it and everything was done perfectly. David communicated with me what he found and made suggestions for anything else that might need to be done in the future. I will certainly recommend David and YourMechanic to anyone I hear needs something for their car.
Sergio

Sergio

42 years of experience
46 reviews
Sergio
42 years of experience
This man is a professional. Very detailed and thorough Will tell you exactly what's going on with your car. Test drive and make sure your issue is fixed Constantly keep you updated Gives a detailed report with pictures every step of the way When I have any more issues with Jeanette I will definitely call Sergio.
Augie

Augie

28 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
28 years of experience
Augie did a great job! He replaced what I needed and also made a few recommendations. Most notable, he had no surprise fees.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Carlsbad?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Volkswagen Jetta $672 $256.04 $415.94 17% $815.04
2010 Volvo C30 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2006 Volkswagen Golf $576 $256.04 $319.96 16% $686.04
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $1089 $505.30 $583.92 15% $1290.05
2008 Audi A4 $801 $368.89 $431.94 15% $949.39

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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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