Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Gibsonton.

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Number of Reviews

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Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience
He did a great job. The car runs great. I would refer your company to anyone. I will certainly use you again.
Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Very professional.
Very pleased with service and advice
Jay

Jay

34 years of experience
566 reviews
Jay
34 years of experience
Jay is an incredible mechanic who demonstrates what it means to be a great service professional. His vast knowledge allows him to easily assess and recommend a solution to a problem. Jay is forthright in character, and a pleasure to have around. I would recommend him to any friend or family member.
Guy is amazing, literally brought ky car back to life i couldn't thank him enough
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
Joshua fixed my timing belt problem very aptly, and I am very happy with his service.
Great service.
Joseph

Joseph

17 years of experience
285 reviews
Joseph
17 years of experience
So amazing and professional really good mechanic too I wish I would have met him sooner!
Matthew

Matthew

30 years of experience
363 reviews
Matthew
30 years of experience
Matthew was very friendly, courteous and explained everything before and after he completed. Everything was spotless. Very professional job. He's the first one I'll call next time I need work done. WAY better than dropping the car off at the dealer or a shop.
Boris

Boris

27 years of experience
3 reviews
Boris
27 years of experience
Thorough and took his time. Would definitely recommend.
Chet

Chet

38 years of experience
393 reviews
Chet
38 years of experience
Professional process, works until dark and very patient, fix another minor problem for free. Great experience overall.
Gary

Gary

32 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
32 years of experience
I really like Gary - he is on time, professional and knows his job. He replaced the timing belt on my Lexus, and did an excellent job. This service done by Your Mechanic saved me over $500.00 dollars over having the dealer do it. We also found that the dealer recommended service that did not need to be done. Very happy with this service, I will be using Gary again!
Keith

Keith

15 years of experience
168 reviews
Keith
15 years of experience
Had to put a new timing belt on the wife's car. Keith came out and took care of the issue quickly and within the specified time. Very professional and has a sense a humor. Will book with him again when needed. I would recommend him for sure.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Gibsonton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Kia Rio $694 $278.51 $415.94 17% $837.51
2010 Kia Optima $779 $514.67 $263.96 10% $869.42
2008 Toyota Sequoia $934 $358.52 $575.92 17% $1132.52
2010 Acura ZDX $616 $311.82 $303.96 14% $720.32
2015 Acura RDX $600 $311.82 $287.96 14% $698.82

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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.

Timing Belt

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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