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Erick

10 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
10 years of experience

Kenny

28 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
28 years of experience
Ken is professional and knowledgeable. He kept my husband and I updated on the cost of the repairs which were significantly less what Acura dealership had quoted and far more convenient. He was NOT pushy. We were very well taken care of. Will definitely work with him again.
Ken changed timing belt, and install brake shoe. He also performed oil change. Everything was ahead of schedule. I was very happy for the work Ken did and for the money I saved by not taking the car to a shop. I already have mentioned yourmechanic.com to my co-workers, and I will definitely use the service again. Thank you, Ken and yourmechanic.com

Chris

22 years of experience
2129 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Chris allshouse is the man he is the only one I would use from Your Mechanic !!! Great job Chris !!
Chris was early, professional and informative

Amor

43 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
43 years of experience
Very organized, focused, and gets the job done! A role model for mechanics!

Nolan

30 years of experience
157 reviews
Nolan
30 years of experience
Mr. Brown has worked on my cars several times and is always professional, friendly and competent.

Isai

27 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
27 years of experience
Isai was great. He was punctual and very polite. He fixed the problem and explained a few things about the car. I would for sure recommend him to a friend!

Gary

27 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
27 years of experience
This job was replacing a timing belt on a 2003 Toyota Sequoia. My neighbor had the same job done on his Tundra by our local shop only a week ago and paid $550 (labor only) so the quote of $285 from YourMechanic was a no-brainer. Gary arrived on time and did a very professional and proficient job, everything was rebuilt and torqued against the manual. I have now booked him again for some brake work. I would still use a Toyota shop for any diagnostics but I would not hesitate to use YourMechanic for routine maintenance if they continue to be competitive .

Mark

11 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
11 years of experience
Best of the best.

Jonathan

22 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
22 years of experience
Jonathan was professional and knowledgeable. He encountered an issue with my timing belt caused by a previous mechanic but was able to fix it. I was very impressed and pleased with his work.

Chris

20 years of experience
448 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was very knowledgeable and professional. He did a great job.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Florence?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Volvo S60 $503 $263.47 $239.97 14% $585.97
2006 Volkswagen Jetta $741 $373.53 $367.95 14% $868.03
2007 Hyundai Tiburon $428 $196.34 $231.97 15% $508.09
2014 Acura MDX $805 $412.59 $391.95 14% $939.34
2015 Audi A3 $1038 $558.18 $479.94 13% $1203.18

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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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