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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,101

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
He was an exceptional mechanic! Teaching me all about my car while fixing an almost impossible situation!
Joshua was GREAT! He worked cleanly (first spreading a tarp and mat to catch any drips/drops), safely (jacking up the car and placing the front end on solid jack stands), and knew what he was doing. He ask several questions about the engine before starting to replace the timing belt. He came with all the possible parts he would need even though he didn't use all of them. Since we had a new water pump he gave us a credit for the one not used. He explained what he found and what caused the engine to not run correctly. The concept of Your Mechanic coming to our house to do the repairs saved us towing and repair costs, not to mention the free education I received as Joshua explained what he was doing and finding. He worked quickly and quietly and completed the repairs within the estimated time. He did a very complete cleanup of the car and work area before leaving. Recommend him and Your Mechanic - absolutely. We are hoping to have YourMechanic work on our other cars.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Friendly and skilled - knows his shit about cars. Did a great job and was very gracious with the pricing, helped me really understand the work that was being done. I was nervous about this experience as it was my first time with the company but after working with Robert I would absolutely come back to these guys. Thanks dude!!
No complaints

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Jonathan was professional and knowledgeable. He encountered an issue with my timing belt caused by a previous mechanic but was able to fix it. I was very impressed and pleased with his work.
JONATHAN WAS ON TIME DID MY SERVICE THAT WE AGREED TO HAVE DONE.I ASKED HIM TO GIVE ME ANOTHER QUOTE ON ANOTHER SERVICE WAS VERY HONEST WITH ME AND VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE.I WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE HIM KEEP MY CAR GOING NO MORE SHOPS THEY JUST WANT TO RIP ME OFF.

Joseph

31 years of experience
528 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph was great!
Nice guy

Joseph

25 years of experience
474 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph has been quite professional and methodic. I'd definitely want to have him again if I need the service. He's one I'd recommend to my friends knowing his perfromance wouldn't embarrass me.
Joseph was awesome! On time, professional, efficient and very knowledgeable. I will definitely be calling him again. No comparison to dealing with a shop or dealership. I would add a star if I could!! :)

Charles

32 years of experience
341 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
He did an excellent job! In spite of the rain, he was very diligent and thorough and gave me piece of mind reassuring me that my car will be more than fine. Highly recommend!
Charles was professional and prepared. He was on time despite the weather and took his time to make sure everything was running right.

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Mark came two times due to parts availability. He did not charge me extra. Instead, he replaced the drive belts for me as well which was not on the original code and the fluid flush at a discounted rates. In view of time spent and quality of work he is definitely affordable and professional. I will request him to do my next car repair project and refer him to anyone who needs in house car repair services.

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete is very competent and kind man as well as great mechanic. He worked hard in many ways for my car. Thanks to his trouble again.

Joseph

18 years of experience
417 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Love this company so much! Second time I've had Joseph and he's fantastic!

Tim

46 years of experience
73 reviews
Tim
46 years of experience
Tim was knowledgeable, helpful and did exactly what he said he would. He was a pleasure to work with and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone. Top notch.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Compton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Toyota Camry $577 $256.77 $319.96 16% $686.77
2007 Saturn Vue $652 $307.82 $343.95 15% $770.07
2004 Subaru Legacy $593 $353.30 $239.97 12% $675.80
2006 Audi A4 $757 $276.97 $479.94 17% $921.97
2006 Acura MDX $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07

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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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