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Jeffrey

26 years of experience
862 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Very pleased with entire process. Communication great! Jeffry is now my auto mechanic. I have been telling friends & coworkers about the stress free experience. Car runs great now!
Came in a timely manner, took care of my issue promptly, very thorough with explaining what he was going to do. I so recommend him.

Robert

30 years of experience
583 reviews
Robert
30 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!
Already using him again...

Ian

14 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
14 years of experience
Ian was very professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. He answered all my questions that I had. I've found my new car mechanic.
Ian was a pleasure to work with

Keith

17 years of experience
307 reviews
Keith
17 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.

Richard

12 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
12 years of experience
Very good machinic!!!! I've used Richard several times on both my cars. I always ask for his services.

Peter

42 years of experience
1288 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable.

David

17 years of experience
44 reviews
David
17 years of experience
David was early to the appointment and very friendly and professional!

Kevo

311 years of experience
189 reviews
Kevo
311 years of experience
Kevin was outstanding, professional, and communicative! He was detailed, informative, and was willing to walk the extra mile for me as a customer! I've never had better service!

Joel

20 years of experience
785 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable

Daniel

20 years of experience
319 reviews
Daniel
20 years of experience
Excellent service.! Daniel is very knowledgeable and helpful every time I ask him a question concerning our van. I will surely recommend him to my friends and relatives to choose him to be their Mechanic whenever they need his service.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Indian Springs?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Kia Optima $537 $321.22 $215.97 12% $611.47
2014 Honda Accord $664 $304.42 $359.95 15% $788.17
2012 Volkswagen Jetta $569 $193.12 $375.95 18% $698.37
2008 Lexus SC430 $831 $351.12 $479.94 16% $996.12
2013 Acura ZDX $731 $426.57 $303.96 12% $835.07

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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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