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Pete

15 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
15 years of experience
Pete shown up 30 min early, we is knowledgeable. I would be glad to have Pete as my future mechanic.
Awesome mechanic! Stellar professional and knowledgeable. You want the best San Diego has to offer? Book Pete!!

Scott

20 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
20 years of experience
Scott was awesome I truly appreciated his patience and quality work.

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
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.
Grzegorzs is a real pro and a nice guy to boot. Very knowledgeable and meticulous in his work, and you can tell he prides himself on a job well done.

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Came in a timely manner, took care of my issue promptly, very thorough with explaining what he was going to do. I so recommend him.
Mr Carter did an impressive job of getting my Lexus running again. I have been driving it today and I am reasonably satisfied.

Duane

24 years of experience
396 reviews
Duane
24 years of experience
Easy and fast thanks!

Peter

35 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
35 years of experience
Awesome!

Joel

20 years of experience
847 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and professional. The job was no easy one as there is a troublesome bolt that makes this change out of the timing belt a bear. Joel never threw up his hands or got frustrated; he pressed on and got the job done. I would let him work on any of my cars and will be sure to ask for him when I use your mechanic again.

Rusty

22 years of experience
407 reviews
Rusty
22 years of experience
Nice and fully explained everything going on with my vehicle

Keith

25 years of experience
231 reviews
Keith
25 years of experience
Highly recommended, professional mechanic

Kyle

12 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
12 years of experience
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.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Chula Vista?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Toyota 4Runner $694 $373.89 $319.96 13% $803.89
2005 Volkswagen Passat $753 $353.50 $399.95 15% $891.00
2015 Chevrolet Cruze $771 $483.08 $287.96 11% $870.08
2013 Acura MDX $786 $450.51 $335.95 12% $902.01
2016 Audi A3 $849 $505.34 $343.95 12% $967.59

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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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