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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
Joseph was great to work with. He was prompt, very knowledgeable, and explained all of the services.
I had a timing belt replacement service today. Joseph did his job very well. He was honest and professional. Thanks Joseph for your great job again!

Whitney

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
38 years of experience
You can tell he's very knowledgeable and skilled.

Ira

35 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
35 years of experience
Experienced some setbacks but persevered and got it done.I recommend Ira.

Dan

38 years of experience
789 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
Super Guy to do business with, Dan knows his stuff, He listens to your situation and collects information and does his thing!!...He gets it right,and he is quick about it!!

David

33 years of experience
67 reviews
David
33 years of experience
Did and excellent job.

Kevin

32 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
32 years of experience
Kevin was easy going and knowledgeable. He explained to me the amount of wear and tear my belts had and finished replacing everything in a timely manor. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a mechanic!

Khoa

19 years of experience
401 reviews
Khoa
19 years of experience
Next time I will use it service again.

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
I have been recommending "YourMechanic" to everyone it is so convenient and the pricing is great !! No need to take time off work everything is done on the computer it's great !! No surprises you know the cost when you schedule the service I love it !! Joshua was absolutely AWESOME he was so professional and very nice the car runs soooo good I am extremely happy !!

Michael

23 years of experience
15 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
On time, polite, knowledgeable, thorough. The car has never run so good. Will use him again for sure!

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
This was the first time using this service and I was very impressed. Maxwell was prompt for the appointment and patient in answering all of my questions. You could tell he was very knowledgeable and I was very satisfied with the work he performed. I would not hesitate to use him again in the future for any maintenance or service of my vehicles.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Clarkston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Kia Soul $587 $226.59 $359.95 17% $710.34
2005 Dodge Neon $539 $267.40 $271.96 14% $632.90
2007 Kia Rio5 $577 $288.56 $287.96 14% $675.56
2016 Acura RLX $617 $360.73 $255.96 12% $704.73
2007 Lexus GS430 $729 $360.73 $367.95 14% $855.23

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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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