Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Covina.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,082

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Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
Joshua fixed my timing belt problem very aptly, and I am very happy with his service.
Allen

Allen

33 years of experience
344 reviews
Allen
33 years of experience
Excellent service Super professional!
Allen was great. He was able to complete a scheduled 9 - 10 hour job in abut 6.5 hours. The car runs great and Allen was able to answer all of my questions. I will definitely ask for Allen the next time I need a car mechanic. Thanks Allen.
Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 years of experience
Whitney took the time to perform thorough diagnostics and provided recommendations. He then implemented the big work of replacing the timing belt and more to our full satisfaction.
I appreciate the time attention Whitney gave my car, and I would certainly use him again for servicing my Vehicles. He has a passion for the work that he does. Thanks Whitney
Fred

Fred

14 years of experience
240 reviews
Fred
14 years of experience
Totally forgot to submit my rating and review for working with Fred... until I just signed on to schedule another repair service... months later... and hoping he was still part of the lineup. That should give a good indication of my experience with Fred. Very polite. Very thorough. Completed the job well within the estimated time. Left the area looking as if he was never even there. And lastly, he took the time to point out some other issues to be mindful of, as well as upcoming related maintenance. No upsell... just simple advisory and advice. I recommend Fred.
Fred was great! On time and very knowledgeable about his work.
Brandon

Brandon

15 years of experience
241 reviews
Brandon
15 years of experience
Brandon was great and professional as usual.
Joel

Joel

19 years of experience
640 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Great Job! Thank you!!
David

David

11 years of experience
66 reviews
David
11 years of experience
Ralph

Ralph

31 years of experience
58 reviews
Ralph
31 years of experience
Ralph was very nice and knowledgeable he made sure that everything was done to my satisfaction and he did a very good job. Would definitely recommend down to others
Scott

Scott

18 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
18 years of experience
SMOOTH EXPERIENCE Scott showed up as scheduled and got right to work. As a retired mechanic of many years, I can recognize a professional tradesman of the craft. This guy is exactly that and it was comforting to me to have him working on my vehicle. He completed the job and left absolutely no mess! What a nice job he did.. I looked over everything after he left and was very impressed with the work accomplished. YourMechanic business is A+ in my book for the customer and the mechanic who does the work! The paperless billing and processing is very convenient for all. This is 21st century business done right! Need a great mechanic.. call for Scott Bailey!
Noe

Noe

34 years of experience
570 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
I book a timing belt replacement on my car and Noe was my mechanic that was sent he did a great job kept in touch with me due to being a little behind which I don't fault him for due to unforeseen circumstance of the parts being difficult to get but he was able to get the parts and complete the job in a timely matter.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Covina?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volvo S40 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2004 Subaru Legacy $593 $353.30 $239.97 12% $675.80
2005 Dodge Stratus $582 $262.18 $319.96 15% $692.18
2010 Acura TL $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82
2013 Audi A3 $767 $487.46 $279.96 11% $863.71

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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.

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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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