Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Encino.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Theodore

14 years of experience
1078 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Five stars for another timing belt job - this time on my Tacoma. Theodore pointed out some other areas that might need attention, which was much appreciated. He is knowledgeable and honest - I will definitively use him again in the future.
Theodores changed the timing belt, serpentine belt, and thermostat of my 2007 VW GTI this Sunday. He arrived on time and spent about 7 hours on replacing the parts. He is a ver professional and experienced mechanic! I am definitely going to turn to him if my car needs any major part replacement in the future!

Ben

39 years of experience
1117 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Excellent experience. Punctual, knowledgeable and polite.
Especially liked the fact that Ben recommended and assessed other maintenance and repairs that are needed on my car. Found my new mechanic in Houston!

Chris

20 years of experience
1615 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris allshouse is the man he is the only one I would use from Your Mechanic !!! Great job Chris !!
Chris did a great job and worked fast.

Tien

21 years of experience
897 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Did another timing job on my parents car, could not be more happier for the awesome service received
Tien is professional. No dout about his work. He knows whats he doing. Did timing job on my Acura Integra, got me back on the road. Thank you very much

Leo

39 years of experience
74 reviews
Leo
39 years of experience
All good.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
This was my first time using YourMechanic, and it was a great experience.

Robert

18 years of experience
625 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert arrived early and was engaging but professional. I quickly felt confident that Robert knew exactly what he was doing and he finished early, too!

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
Great service. Personal and updated us on progress. Would repeat!

Joseph

25 years of experience
490 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph is great. He is on time and even earlier than expected. My car has a stubborn bolt that wouldn't open for him to change the belts. He didn't give up and his persistent efforts fixed the problem after getting a more powerful tool. I am greatly appreciate that he tried to do the right way by coming back with the right tool.

Andrew

13 years of experience
168 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Gray guy, knows what he’s doing. I would recommend and also would want him for more services to my car in the future


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Encino?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe $959 $399.27 $559.93 16% $1151.77
2004 Toyota Camry $577 $256.77 $319.96 16% $686.77
2004 Kia Optima $561 $320.62 $239.97 12% $643.12
2004 Audi A6 Quattro $1080 $527.66 $551.93 14% $1269.41
2005 Land Rover Freelander $983 $462.59 $519.93 15% $1161.34

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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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