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Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
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.
Theodore fixed the timing belt on my car. Infact I had previously booked him for front brake pads/rotor replacement a week earlier and as I was chatting with him about potential issues with my car (since it was over 100k+ miles), he mentioned that I should look into replacing my timing belt. I was surprised because none of the mechanics who had previously done oil changes had even mentioned that I will have to do this and I didn't even know I had a timing belt (I alwasy use forums to fix my car issues, after the fact something happens :). Anyhow, Theodore gave me the cheapest quote I could find. I scheduled him and it was a long exhausting repair, but he was done in 5 hours. The Ops Manager at work had some issues with him working in the parking lot, but Theodore found an alternate location to work on it and finish the task. This travelling mechanic resource is extremely helpful and it saves me the hassle of dropping off my car at a shop and figuring out transportation to-from work. And Theodore was awesome, he's extremely efficient, very honest (I have another issue with my car, which he gave me an honest opinion about), he's unlike the typical dealership mechanics who are only looking to make money and he is very accomodating. I will be using him again to fix the other issues with my car.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
knowledgeable

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
839 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeff checked to make sure the water pump was bad before he started work, which was very fast & he went over & beyond my expectations. Well done!
Jeff was excellent. Very professional and obviously experienced. I asked him some questions to frankly test him. I have some mechanical experience and had researched the procedure; he gets an A+. He also left the work space very clean. Couldn't be more pleased!

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert wAs a great fit for our jetta
Robert is fast, friendly, very experienced and highly skilled. And he tracked down parts for extra work that was needed in minutes. I was very impressed, and I am not impressed easily. Robert ROCKS!

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete shown up 30 min early, we is knowledgeable. I would be glad to have Pete as my future mechanic.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1043 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Again very satisfied. Thank you Patrick

Jay

35 years of experience
696 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Excellent

Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Augie did a great job! He replaced what I needed and also made a few recommendations. Most notable, he had no surprise fees.

Christopher

15 years of experience
32 reviews
Christopher
15 years of experience
Can't thank Chris enough for all his hard work and enthusiasm in getting my truck back to working order. Chris is the knowledgable, honest mechanic you've been looking for. When the water pump on my truck was leaking, I took it to few local car shops and the cost was so high that I actually began searching to buy a new car for a while. Then I discovered your mechanic and the cost was much more reasonable, so I went with it. I knew I had made the right choice when Chris was chosen as my mechanic - he was very personable, gathered all the parts, and took care of business. We had to order a special piece for the repair and he stayed in close contact throughout the whole process, always putting my busy schedule first. My experience with Chris and your mechanic was very pleasant and I'm glad I found someone I can finally rely on for my car care needs.

James

28 years of experience
555 reviews
James
28 years of experience
A very serious professional person. He was very honest with us and explain what the car needed and how he was going to work on the car. He explain us how was the car after fixing it. We are very thankful of having Mr. James working with us.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Galveston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Subaru Outback $709 $348.85 $359.95 14% $832.60
2008 Suzuki Forenza $427 $282.57 $143.98 10% $476.07
2005 Jeep Liberty $570 $322.12 $247.96 13% $655.37
2008 Audi A4 Quattro $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14
2005 Audi A8 Quattro $1048 $527.66 $519.93 14% $1226.41

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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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