Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in El Dorado Hills.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,119

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Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Charles was professional and prepared. He was on time despite the weather and took his time to make sure everything was running right.
Charles was prompt, thorough, and talented.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua came right on time, was extremely friendly and fixed my timing belt with no problems. I am very happy with his work and would be happy to use him again on my auto repair.
Showed up on time, finished on time, all repairs seem to be in good working order

Nelson

24 years of experience
163 reviews
Nelson
24 years of experience
Nelson was friendly and did a great job!

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Overall good service. Could have done without some of the offhand comments saying "shouldn't have taken jobs like this". But overall he did what he was hired to do and was on time and took responsibility for the repair, coming back the next day after poor weather made it unreasonable to continue. He did seem more interested in getting done and going home then doing the job professionally as shown by accidentally crimping wires between the valve cover and the engine block and not noticing that when he refilled the coolant, that half of it was flowing onto the floor rather than into the car.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore fixed the timing belt on my car. Infact I had previously booked him for front brake pads/rotor replacement a week earlier and as I was chatting with him about potential issues with my car (since it was over 100k+ miles), he mentioned that I should look into replacing my timing belt. I was surprised because none of the mechanics who had previously done oil changes had even mentioned that I will have to do this and I didn't even know I had a timing belt (I alwasy use forums to fix my car issues, after the fact something happens :). Anyhow, Theodore gave me the cheapest quote I could find. I scheduled him and it was a long exhausting repair, but he was done in 5 hours. The Ops Manager at work had some issues with him working in the parking lot, but Theodore found an alternate location to work on it and finish the task. This travelling mechanic resource is extremely helpful and it saves me the hassle of dropping off my car at a shop and figuring out transportation to-from work. And Theodore was awesome, he's extremely efficient, very honest (I have another issue with my car, which he gave me an honest opinion about), he's unlike the typical dealership mechanics who are only looking to make money and he is very accomodating. I will be using him again to fix the other issues with my car.

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
i highly recommend using Joseph to perform your car repairs, he made everything easy, fast and convenient, as well as doing all the repairs by the book. he arrived early and went over stuff with me briefly, then had my new timing belt, water pump, idler pulley and tensioner all done in about 2 hours, way quicker than i expected, and the car was all ready and done and the price was reasonable compared to the other quotes i heard. all in all it was totally worth it and i'll keep your_mechanic in mind for any future repairs i might need, i love having a mobile mechanic that comes directly to my place and does the job right in front of your house, unlike when you drop your car off at a shop where you don't see them working on it and make sure they are doing everything they are supposed to, its hard to trust shops like that, i feel way better the fact that with your_mechanic they do the work right out front, not hiding anything, which shows they are confident and trustworthy and are doing everything as its supposed to be done. - Jonathan W.

Christopher

23 years of experience
79 reviews
Christopher
23 years of experience
This was my first time using YourMechanic. I booked Chris to do a timing belt and water pump replacement on my car. Not only did he do an excellent job, he was also able to inform me of a few other things that needed to be taken care of on my car. He communicated with me well and explained everything to me thoroughly. Chris got me all taken care of for an affordable price and with great convenience to me. I would highly recommend this mechanic and will definitely contact him again in the future.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1053 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was on time and did a perfect job. Very happy.

Chris

16 years of experience
342 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Great guy! Very knowledgeable of his work. He did my timing belt kit replacement and water pump and did an outstanding service. Will be calling him again for future work on my vehicle.

Khoa

18 years of experience
363 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
He seemed very knowledgeable and friendly. Arrived in a timely matter and finished long before the estimated time.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in El Dorado Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volkswagen Beetle $787 $443.54 $343.95 13% $905.79
2012 Subaru Outback $936 $536.51 $399.95 12% $1074.01
2008 Dodge Nitro $540 $291.64 $247.96 13% $624.89
2007 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57
2004 Audi A6 Quattro $1080 $527.66 $551.93 14% $1269.41

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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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