Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in La Porte.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeffrey was on time, informative and knew his business. I will not hesitate to ask for him again.
Jeffery is a great mechanic that is very detailed in his work. He finds the problem at hand and also checks for other things that may become faulty later. Great guy,very knowlegable and able to explain things in a way all can understand .

Khoa

18 years of experience
352 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
He worked quietly and with a purpose. He was very neat and did not let drop even a drop of oil on the driveway. He was very clean and organized and performed the work done in the estimated time. Overall I was very happy with his work and so I gave him 5 stars. I will definitely hire these guys again.
Did a good job with replacing my timing belt

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Jonathan did a great job. On time, professional, and knowledgeable. Did the job in a timely manor.

Fred

15 years of experience
324 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Excellent service, arrived early, professional and very knowledgeable. He was able to diagnosis the issue, and he found a solution very quickly. Will definitely book his services again.

Enrique

19 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
19 years of experience
Enrique thoroughly went over our car and fixed things as it should. He also recommended a few things as well for the near future. It was a hot day, and despite it all, he got the job done.

Omar

19 years of experience
67 reviews
Omar
19 years of experience
Very happy

Christopher

18 years of experience
119 reviews
Christopher
18 years of experience
Could not have gotten a better technician. There was not a thing that he did not know about the car. Showed up on time and was very meticulous in his work. Engine bay was certainly cleaner once he was done than when he started. I will certainly use this service again and ask for Christopher by name.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Very helpful and professional. Thanks Gregory.

James

28 years of experience
542 reviews
James
28 years of experience
The best mechanic around,he knows exactly what he's doing and he gets the job done right the first,hands down me and my wife will be calling for him again to work on our trucks

Christopher

15 years of experience
32 reviews
Christopher
15 years of experience
Can't thank Chris enough for all his hard work and enthusiasm in getting my truck back to working order. Chris is the knowledgable, honest mechanic you've been looking for. When the water pump on my truck was leaking, I took it to few local car shops and the cost was so high that I actually began searching to buy a new car for a while. Then I discovered your mechanic and the cost was much more reasonable, so I went with it. I knew I had made the right choice when Chris was chosen as my mechanic - he was very personable, gathered all the parts, and took care of business. We had to order a special piece for the repair and he stayed in close contact throughout the whole process, always putting my busy schedule first. My experience with Chris and your mechanic was very pleasant and I'm glad I found someone I can finally rely on for my car care needs.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in La Porte?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Subaru Impreza $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser $822 $262.18 $559.93 18% $1014.68
2006 Chrysler Pacifica $628 $291.64 $335.95 15% $743.14
2014 Acura RDX $600 $311.82 $287.96 14% $698.82
2004 Lexus GS430 $702 $358.52 $343.95 14% $820.77

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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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