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Diego

19 years of experience
397 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Showed up on time (earlier than expected). Did the job in timely manner. Cleaned up after himself. Was courtesy, knowledgeable, and friendly.
Showed up 10:15 am for 9:30 appt. Aside from this hiccup, starting out work is Awesome. Professional, attention to details of work and inspection. Recommendations of minor issues, oil change, filter, change. Brake fluid change, general maintence that most people should be capable of doing on their own. Diego offers price quote if You want him to complete. 1st experience with mechanic site, but seeing and hearing how work was done would recommend Diego and mechanic site reasonable or below cost pricing and they are mobile to come do work at any location.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
He did a great job, I also had him look at another car. He helped to make an appointment to fix it.
I was very pleased with the service I received from Josh, he has restored my faith in mechanics. I was very pleased with the entire experience from start to finish, I wish I had found him sooner. Carl B.

John

19 years of experience
40 reviews
John
19 years of experience
Very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I will definitely recommend John to my friends.

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Steve is professional, on time and honest mechanic. Gotta love the guy.

David

14 years of experience
53 reviews
David
14 years of experience
David was very polite and did a great job . when and if I need another person to work on my cars I will call and book David.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1059 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
He knew what needed to be done and earned my trust as a mechanic.

Charles

25 years of experience
12 reviews
Charles
25 years of experience

Chris

14 years of experience
47 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris showed up on time and got to work right away. He worked very diligently and completed the job ahead of schedule. He is now my go to mechanic. Awesome job!

David

30 years of experience
107 reviews
David
30 years of experience
First 'Your Mechanic' experience & very pleased with (both) them & David. Absolutely no complaints/regrets. Interesting business model & hope this will be an ongoing option for our friends, family, & us in the future. David seemed extremely knowledgeable about not just this 24 yo car but various other autos. Thanks again.

Jerome

22 years of experience
397 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Davis?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse $568 $288.43 $279.96 14% $664.68
2006 Saturn Vue $748 $307.82 $439.94 16% $899.07
2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor $568 $288.43 $279.96 14% $664.68
2004 Lexus GX470 $774 $358.52 $415.94 15% $917.52
2014 Acura MDX $752 $359.88 $391.95 15% $886.63

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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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