Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Lafayette.

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Ben

40 years of experience
1184 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Very professional, great work

Chris

21 years of experience
1940 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris did an excellent job for replacing my car's water pump and timing belt. He explained everything and turns out great now i know that i won't have a leaky water pump no more.
Awesome problem solver

Whitney

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
38 years of experience
Whitney knowledgeable and he does not use confusing jargons. It is very time saving to have a mechanic come to you, no more headache trying to get back after leaving your car for service.
Awesome service, thank you so much! At the end of the service he told me of all of the other issues he noticed with my car that I didn't know about - radiator fan always on, thinning brake pads, possible engine oil leak...yup, pretty embarrassing. But Whitney was very professional about it, and even prepared me with a summary with all of this information - really appreciate that extra mile he went!

Robert

19 years of experience
834 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
He was great the parts were greatly over priced though
it was quick and good service!

Edgar

24 years of experience
41 reviews
Edgar
24 years of experience
Me, being a retired auto mechanic, Edgar is a knowledgeable auto mechanic.He knew what to do and worked in an efficient and systematic way. I would recommend him as a mechanic to anyone.

Demetri

26 years of experience
63 reviews
Demetri
26 years of experience
Sweet

Theodore

15 years of experience
1293 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
He knew what needed to be done and earned my trust as a mechanic.

Manuel

31 years of experience
394 reviews
Manuel
31 years of experience
Extremely convenient and a nice alternative to bringing your car into a mechanic or your dealer!

Eduardo

18 years of experience
420 reviews
Eduardo
18 years of experience
Very Good, and at a great price!

Jordan

8 years of experience
59 reviews
Jordan
8 years of experience
Couldn't be more pleased! I had lots of, um, let's call it "deferred maintenance" on my van... it was getting embarrassing. And when my oil light came on, I was pretty sure she was a goner. Jordan arrived on time (early in fact), performed a very thorough inspection and explained -- without condescension or high-pressure doomsday sales techniques -- what it would take to get back on track. I am thrilled with his work (and at not having to miss any of my work!) and will never defer maintenance again!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Lafayette?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Honda Accord $697 $337.15 $359.95 15% $820.90
2005 Honda Accord $737 $337.15 $399.95 15% $874.65
2005 Hyundai Tiburon $444 $196.34 $247.96 16% $529.59
2007 Acura RL $681 $337.15 $343.95 14% $799.40
2014 Acura TSX $721 $337.15 $383.95 15% $853.15

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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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