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Number of Reviews

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Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Excellent job. Very efficient. Managed work space well. Very clean. I plan to hire Theodore for all my future automotive repairs that require a highly skilled and experienced mechanic.
I have had Theodore work on a couple of cars over the years. He is polite, professional, and does quality work. I recommend him to anyone I know that needs repair work.

Brandon

16 years of experience
269 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Brandon was great and professional as usual.
Brandon is a master mechanic. He is very knowledgeable and skillfully. Highly recommend.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Quick, knowledgeable, very skillful and genuine honest mechanic. Would recommend to anyone and made me a believer of this service.
Grzegorzs did a great job replacing the timing belt, water pump, and front brakes.

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 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.
Joe arrived 40 minutes early and got to work right away. I know a little bit about mechanics and could see immediately he had plenty of experience and knew his stuff. He did the job in less than the allotted time and very cleanly. Tested the car to see the job was done properly and left the place as clean as he found it. Kudos for an excellent job and even better mechanic! I'm sure to request him again for my next job!

Honorio

17 years of experience
749 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Emmette came on time. He took time and did a very thorough job with my Sienna at my house. He changed timing belt, water pump, thermostat, AC/drive belts, and also performed transmission fluid service. Great services. I would definitely use him again in the future.

Stephen

35 years of experience
4 reviews
Stephen
35 years of experience
Csme early for a job thay topk a lot of hours.

David

25 years of experience
182 reviews
David
25 years of experience
David Mattera was responsive and professional. He called me a day prior to appointment and arrived half an hour early. He explained to me what to expect. I really like the service.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff was a very knowledgeable about what he was doing and went about it in a professional way. I will request him when I have more repairs to be done. He had everything needed to do the job. When he had a tool problem, rather than quit, he worked through it and was able to complete the job in record time. I liked the way his truck was set up for most jobs he had to do.

Rey

23 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
23 years of experience
I was skeptical about using this service but I'm glad I did. Rey was extremely helpful and honest! Great job, great service!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Fountain Valley?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe $724 $499.85 $223.97 9% $800.85
2014 Chevrolet Cruze $807 $439.22 $367.95 13% $933.72
2004 Volkswagen Passat $813 $276.97 $535.93 18% $997.22
2013 Acura RDX $576 $311.82 $263.96 13% $666.57
2004 Audi A6 Quattro $835 $330.94 $503.93 17% $1008.19

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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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