Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Lady Lake.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,101

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Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Jonathan was professional and knowledgeable. He encountered an issue with my timing belt caused by a previous mechanic but was able to fix it. I was very impressed and pleased with his work.
Excellent job. Very professional. Great job.

Tien

21 years of experience
887 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien was great. He serviced the car perfectly and gave me advice on other services I may need in the future. He accepted this job when others declined. He has a strong work ethic and follows through. He obviously knows his craft and did a great job on getting my daughter's car back on the road. I would recommend him without reservation. Thanks Tien for doing a great job.

Luis

17 years of experience
71 reviews
Luis
17 years of experience
This was my first experience using this site/service and after the work was complete boy am I sold. Luis was the mechanic assigned to my job and I could not have been happier. He was prompt, prepared, professional and affable. Luis was exemplary in the repair of my vehicle and I believe left my garage cleaner than when he started. To anyone seeking a competent mechanic that goes above and beyond for his customer I do not hesitate in my recommendation of Luis Arevalo.

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience

Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Paul was very thorough, and did the job the right way, very honest about the condition of my car. I appreciate the honesty and the explanations he gave me for the parts I needed and why I did. Very clean operation, can't even tell he was here. Will definitely call on him again when I have an automobile repair that is over my head.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Personable, knowledgeable, efficient, and very thorough. Finding a good mechanic is like finding a good doctor/dentist. Dr. Josh fits the bill! Before settling on YourMechanic.com I priced the work with area shops as well as my long-time mechanic. Everyone paled in comparison to YourMechanic and Joshua. I will absolutely use this service and book all my appointments with Joshua, who by the way, was highly recommended by a trusted friend.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
I appreciate the time attention Whitney gave my car, and I would certainly use him again for servicing my Vehicles. He has a passion for the work that he does. Thanks Whitney

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Always a good experience with Jeff.

Dave

14 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
14 years of experience
Showed up on time. It was pouring down rain all day and my car was under a carport. Took longer than estimated.

Breck

18 years of experience
509 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
great


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Lady Lake?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Ford Fiesta $634 $330.23 $303.96 14% $738.73
2013 Honda Ridgeline $712 $311.82 $399.95 16% $849.32
2005 Chrysler Sebring $503 $231.18 $271.96 15% $596.68
2004 Cadillac CTS $681 $441.09 $239.97 10% $763.59
2014 Acura MDX $752 $359.88 $391.95 15% $886.63

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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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