Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Ingleside.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Grzegorzs is a real pro and a nice guy to boot. Very knowledgeable and meticulous in his work, and you can tell he prides himself on a job well done.
Great guy! Very experienced and it shows. He let me know a few other things that were needed and explained just exactly why. Professional and quick.

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Thank you so much for your hard work! You did an awesome job on my car it's running great!
Joseph was able to come in and replace my car's timing belt without any issue and in a timely manner. The results were immediately noticed and I cannot thank him enough. I would highly recommend Joseph to a friend.

Chris

20 years of experience
1612 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Great
perfect job

Eliud

21 years of experience
33 reviews
Eliud
21 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and polte

David

24 years of experience
71 reviews
David
24 years of experience
David did a great job, was super nice, and went above and beyond for me! Would totally recommend!

Junior

24 years of experience
69 reviews
Junior
24 years of experience
Junior is an excellent mechanic. Unfortunately the job took a lot longer than originally expected but Junior reminded positive and completed the job. I'm very knowledgeable of cars, while speaking to him about other work I need to get done to my car he was very truthful and that was refreshing. I will definitely have Junior work on my car in the future.

Ryan

16 years of experience
62 reviews
Ryan
16 years of experience
Professional, thorough, personable, and solved my car's multiple oil leaks.

David

25 years of experience
182 reviews
David
25 years of experience
David Mattera was responsive and professional. He called me a day prior to appointment and arrived half an hour early. He explained to me what to expect. I really like the service.

Daniel

19 years of experience
279 reviews
Daniel
19 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.

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
My mechanic came my apartment on time. A very nice and friendly guy. He helped me check all the issues I had.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Ingleside?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Subaru Impreza $798 $493.69 $303.96 11% $902.19
2005 Volkswagen Passat $813 $276.97 $535.93 18% $997.22
2005 Volvo S60 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2005 Audi TT $661 $348.93 $311.96 13% $768.18
2004 Audi A4 $1143 $559.32 $583.92 14% $1344.07

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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.

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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