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Number of Reviews

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Chris

21 years of experience
1832 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris is awesome! He was punctual (actually called and asked if we could start early), answered all of my questions, and did an awesome job.
Chris arrived on time and seemed very knowledgeable about the work I needed. He was polite and completed the work on time. After he complete the work he cleaned up took trash with him. He gave me good advice regarding questions I had. I would definitely use him again. I would rate him excellent.

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 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.
Mr. Lee did a great job. I contacted him 90 minutes before the appointment time and he immediately responded and was able to show up an hour early. The parts I gave him to repair my vehicle with had a defective gasket but he let me know he could still make it work. Mr. Lee found another problem and repaired it at no charge. He was thorough in his work and took his time to make sure it was done right. Thank you, Mr. Lee. I highly recommend his service.

Ben

40 years of experience
1145 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Great experience. Recommend very much. Five stars.

James

29 years of experience
666 reviews
James
29 years of experience
James is one of the best mechanics I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He is prompt,deeply knowledgeable, and has a personality that inspires the confidence that the job will be completed perfectly.

Fred

16 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
Very professional and helpful

Richard

20 years of experience
237 reviews
Richard
20 years of experience
Friendly and knowledgeable. Explained services and showed parts and work completed. Everything was done professionally and timely. Arrived on time and completed service on time.

Theodore

15 years of experience
1206 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
T was on time and very professional. T was very accommodating as he educated me by pointing out car anatomy and basic working of the job at hand. I can tell by how T moved through the car that he was knowledgable and had experience with diagnostic problem solving. I would hire again and have a family referral. Thank you

Choeun

14 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
14 years of experience
I loved it. Choeuns did great work. I definitely will book him again and will recommend him to my other family and friends.

Jason

31 years of experience
226 reviews
Jason
31 years of experience
Great job done. I will get Jason if I need help. Thank you.

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Arrived early, finished early and did a great job!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Folsom?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse $536 $295.63 $239.97 13% $618.13
2005 Hyundai Tiburon $430 $182.02 $247.96 16% $515.27
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse $603 $346.90 $255.96 12% $690.90
2008 Acura TL $703 $311.02 $391.95 16% $837.77
2005 Lexus RX330 $672 $255.97 $415.94 17% $814.97

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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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