Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Hercules.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Professional, friendly, and seems genuinely honest. A pleasure to work with.
Super awesome mechanic, highly recommend. Very, friendly and has a wealth of knowledge on every vehicle out there. Fast persist and proficient work ethic. Most honest mechanic iv met in my life . Not enough good things to say about Jeff, if you need your car fixed and want reliable fast and dependable grade A+ mechanic who can fix any problem out there, Jeff is your man.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua changed my timing belt and spark plugs etc and also windshield wiper and tail lights. I would highly recommend him.

Khoa

18 years of experience
355 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
He seemed very knowledgeable and friendly. Arrived in a timely matter and finished long before the estimated time.

David

25 years of experience
182 reviews
David
25 years of experience
David was thorough and efficient. All repairs were done perfectly and now my car is as good as new! We will gladly use David again in the future.

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete is an excellent mechanic and a great guy. He went out of his way to get the job completed under pressure and under the scorching hot sun. He's my guy from now on!

Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Clean. polite.fast. Answered questions. Best service i had in years. Car Czar.

Dominic

26 years of experience
125 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
Dominic called in advance to let me know when he will be coming. He arrived in time and explained what they would be doing. They finished before planted and he bought my key back up to me in my office and made sure I didn't have any questions before he left. He also advised of further needed services.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Fast!

Jerel

9 years of experience
125 reviews
Jerel
9 years of experience
Did a great job!

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Nice guy, professional work attitude. Arrived early, got the job done quickly. Provided recap of the service afterwards. Would recommend


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Hercules?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Kia Rio5 $560 $272.53 $287.96 15% $659.53
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan $532 $291.64 $239.97 13% $614.14
2004 Mitsubishi Montero $657 $288.61 $367.95 16% $783.11
2006 Lexus LX470 $718 $358.52 $359.95 14% $842.27
2005 Lexus LS430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52

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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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