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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,114

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Peter

41 years of experience
1231 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
As always Peter did excellent work on my vehicle. Found issue repaired and replaced parts. Car is running perrrrfect. Thxz Peter
Peter arrived on time. He was cordial and neat. His work is excellent. He recommended additional work that will correct several misperforming functions. I hope he can be my mechanic for a long time. .

Diego

19 years of experience
419 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Got it done.
He was friendly, well knowledgeable and clean. I was very impressed.

Duane

23 years of experience
371 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
5 stars +. Did an awesome job!!! Came in way below my estimate and even inspected the car for other issues. My dealership wanted to charge me way more. Definitely going to use him again. And he's a really nice guy in top of that.
Duane did an amazing job on my car (Honda Accord 2008) in a very short amount of time. Definitely recommend him!!

Derek

21 years of experience
71 reviews
Derek
21 years of experience
Thank you Derek getting my truck back up and running! I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family and will of course call if anything else is needed again. I’m glad I found YourMechanic and will never go back to an auto shop again.
Derek was absolutely great! He was early and finished the work in a timely fashion. He explained everything he was doing along the way, invited me to hang out with him while he did the repair and answered all of the questions/concerns I had unrelated to the part he was fixing. Any questions I had were addressed I learned more in 30 minutes talking with Derek than I ever have from shops I've taken my cars to before. I would highly recommend using him for any/all of your automotive needs. Will definitely use this service and ask for Derek for any future repairs. Thanks!

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Very professional, very prompt, it was nice to see someone who enjoys there line of work and knows what they're doing.
Very informative and friendly. Great work!

Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
AugI was on time . He fixed a timing belt on my toyota rave 4 . Brought everything he needed . Was fast and knowledgeable. I would recommend my mechanic to a friend .Love that they come to your home.

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
There was an unfortunate parts mix-up (which I didn't think would happen booking a week in advance) that caused my appointment to end up starting four hours later than scheduled, which caused some disturbance to the rest of my day- but the work was top notch, faster than estimated, far cheaper than any shop in town, and done with friendly professionalism. Will absolutely book with Kyle again.

Fred

15 years of experience
334 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Excellent service, arrived early, professional and very knowledgeable. He was able to diagnosis the issue, and he found a solution very quickly. Will definitely book his services again.

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Nice guy

Barinder

20 years of experience
40 reviews
Barinder
20 years of experience
Very competent mechanic. Would use this service and mechanic again.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Fort Myers?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Saturn Astra $807 $439.22 $367.95 13% $933.72
2014 Honda Crosstour $680 $311.82 $367.95 15% $806.32
2004 Volkswagen Passat $753 $352.96 $399.95 15% $890.46
2012 Acura ZDX $616 $311.82 $303.96 14% $720.32
2011 Acura TL $680 $311.82 $367.95 15% $806.32

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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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