Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in El Mirage.

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$264.22 - $1,333.23

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,115

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Peter

41 years of experience
1235 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Very professional.
Very pleased with Peter! Arrived early, completed the job early as a result. Peter was very professional. When he left, the work area was more clean than when he started! I hope I can have him do all future work I need performed!

Joseph

25 years of experience
490 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Showed up on time and did the job quickly and efficiently. Awesome job!
No problems, showed up on time, knocked it out. Thanks

Robert

18 years of experience
625 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Excellent service! Robert showed up on time, was pleasant to work with, knew what he was doing and got the job done promptly and correctly. I'll definitely keep Robert and Your Mechanic in mind the next time I need automotive work done.
it was quick and good service!

Martin

40 years of experience
90 reviews
Martin
40 years of experience
Just so you're aware. I'm a real person, with real problems. I have an 8-5 job with 5 kids so I can't be without a car. This service is phenomenal and so economical it makes me wonder why I've been paying so much for car repairs all these years. Martin is the king of mechanics. Communicates effectively, sticks to his timeline, out of this world repair work and for 1/2 of what I was quoted ($600 vs. $1200) from 2 dealerships and 4 independent Austin shops. You're crazy if you get your repair work done by anyone else or anywhere else. Don't believe me, call me direct and I'll give you the full scoop as to why from this point on, I will only get my car repaired through this service and with Martin as my goto man. 10 1/2 stars (lol. rating scale only went up to 5).

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete was timely, courteous, professional, and efficient. I plan to request him the next time i need some work done, and will pass the word to friends/family. Thank you!

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Glad to have Rodney look after my car...again. He is knowledgable, reliable and professional. Perfect person for Your Mechanic.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Very happy with the service. My car needed a couple of small additional pieces of work and once I paid for the parts, Robert installed them for me quickly at no additional charge. Refreshing to work with a mechanic not trying to pile on a bunch of additional work.

Scott

19 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
19 years of experience

Jose

13 years of experience
249 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
Great! Great price, great attitude, very professional and knowledgeable about what he is doing. Did what was. Thought to be impossible and got me back on the road!

Dan

37 years of experience
724 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in El Mirage?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer $808 $503.69 $303.96 11% $912.19
2004 Volkswagen Passat $813 $276.97 $535.93 18% $997.22
2005 Volvo S60 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2005 Lexus GS300 $731 $290.73 $439.94 17% $881.98
2008 Lexus SC430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52

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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.

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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