Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Gilroy.

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Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 years of experience
Whitney was very friendly and knowledgable. He did not try to sell me any additional repairs and was honest about the condition of my truck. He was happy to share his experience with me .I would highly recommend him to anybody.
This is the first time i do the repair with Whitney, he is very good mechanic, and very open with customer, he show customer everything he working on, and he checking on the car to see it anything els need to fixed, overall he is a good mechanic, i would tell all my friend when ever they need a service for there car.
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
Great service. Quick through job. Joshua is very friendly and a pleasure to have work on my van.
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Frist time client. I was blown away how Robert was able to do the work right on site. I'll use him again on future repairs. Thxs Robert. GREAT job!
Very happy with the service. My car needed a couple of small additional pieces of work and once I paid for the parts, Robert installed them for me quickly at no additional charge. Refreshing to work with a mechanic not trying to pile on a bunch of additional work.
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 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.
Theodores changed the timing belt, serpentine belt, and thermostat of my 2007 VW GTI this Sunday. He arrived on time and spent about 7 hours on replacing the parts. He is a ver professional and experienced mechanic! I am definitely going to turn to him if my car needs any major part replacement in the future!
Tien

Tien

20 years of experience
746 reviews
Tien
20 years of experience
We have been very pleased with the dedication and work ethics Tien has shown each time he has been here to work on each of our vehicles. He truly wants to make sure the job is completed correctly. Thanks Tien!
Rusty

Rusty

20 years of experience
263 reviews
Rusty
20 years of experience
Rusty was very knowledgeable and helpful! Arrived right on time and got straight to work. Even though the appointment went longer than expected, Rusty was very thorough in his work and checking to make sure the whole car was in good shape. Would definitively book him again and y'all should too.
Frank

Frank

37 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
37 years of experience
Frank was very professional and performed his mechanical service in a timely manner. He provided recommendations and answered all questions that I asked of him. He explained the functions of the parts he replaced and guided me through all processes he conducted. I could have not received a better mechanic. I would recommend /refer Frank to any potential customer. Great job
Chris

Chris

15 years of experience
109 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
Jonathan

Jonathan

19 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
19 years of experience
JONATHAN WAS ON TIME DID MY SERVICE THAT WE AGREED TO HAVE DONE.I ASKED HIM TO GIVE ME ANOTHER QUOTE ON ANOTHER SERVICE WAS VERY HONEST WITH ME AND VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE.I WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE HIM KEEP MY CAR GOING NO MORE SHOPS THEY JUST WANT TO RIP ME OFF.
Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Gilroy?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Toyota Sienna $697 $256.77 $439.94 17% $848.02
2007 Dodge Nitro $540 $291.64 $247.96 13% $624.89
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer $465 $161.38 $303.96 18% $569.88
2004 Audi A4 $1091 $506.79 $583.92 15% $1291.54
2007 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57

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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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