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Eduardo

17 years of experience
336 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
Acura MDX - Timing Belt - Houston, Texas
Eduardo is an amazing technician with a very strong skill set and incredible work ethic. He arrived early, worked non-stop for 6 hours and got all my work done and cleaned up. He never asked for anything, worked at a fast pace, had a disciplined process and was always going above and beyond. Eduardo did my timing service (belt, water pump and other pieces) and replaced a bad alternator on my 2012 MDX. I'd strongly recommend him for almost any auto mechanical work you need!
Kia Spectra - Timing Belt - Houston, Texas
Eduardo was very pleasant and professional and got the job done even faster than he had estimated.

Joseph

25 years of experience
498 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Honda Odyssey - Timing Belt - Houston, Texas
Joseph arrived early. Got set up... quick and efficient. Car was fixed and running like a top!! Thank you Joseph for helping us keep these old cars running.... 
Toyota Solara - Timing Belt - Houston, Texas
Joseph has been quite professional and methodic. I'd definitely want to have him again if I need the service. He's one I'd recommend to my friends knowing his perfromance wouldn't embarrass me.

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Hyundai Tucson - Timing Belt - Houston, Texas
Maxwell was friendly, approachable, and struck me as very knowledgeable. He was also neat and efficient with the work I hired him to do. I'd definitely hire him again.
Lexus GX470 - Timing Belt - Houston, Texas
Maxwell showed up earlier than his appointment time with me. He is very knowledgeable of the vehicle parts and was kind enough to explain me some functions of the engine. When he was finished, there was no dirty spot in my driveway. He is cool...

Ben

39 years of experience
1132 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt - Houston, Texas
Very knowledgeable. Too me for a test drive after timing belt was replaced. A small coolant leak was detected but Ben went and bought the sealant and fixed it even though he was late for his next job. Also gave me some pointers and fixed my brake noises in 2 minutes. I will recommend this fine gentleman any day, every day.
Lexus RX400h - Timing Belt - Houston, Texas
Ben was on time, explained the process and completed the job to my satisfaction. Would surely recommend.

Robert

40 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
Lexus LX470 - Timing Belt - Houston, Texas
Overall very good service, I wish I didn't have to make extra trip to get needed parts.
Dodge Neon - Timing Belt - Houston, Texas
It was great. He was on time, professional and did a very good job.

Chris

16 years of experience
342 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Acura TL - Timing Belt - Houston, Texas
Great guy! Very knowledgeable of his work. He did my timing belt kit replacement and water pump and did an outstanding service. Will be calling him again for future work on my vehicle.

Daniel

19 years of experience
289 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Honda Odyssey - Timing Belt - Houston, Texas
Daniel completed my work on Sunday, and was able to complete the appointment in a timely manner. All work appears to be satisfactory.

Julio

13 years of experience
77 reviews
Julio
13 years of experience
Mitsubishi Montero - Timing Belt - Houston, Texas
Julio arrived early to pick up my car and took it to the near by shop to do the work on timing belt and new water pump. Would use the service again.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Houston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Honda Pilot $792 $311.82 $479.94 17% $956.82
2007 Kia Sportage $529 $216.66 $311.96 16% $635.91
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander $989 $748.63 $239.97 7% $1071.13
2004 Acura RL $870 $286.46 $583.92 18% $1071.21
2006 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.

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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