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Number of Reviews

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
828 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
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.
What a great concept! Less expensive car maintenance that doesn’t get more convenient than your car mechanic making a house call. Jeffrey was on time, professional & honest (as is his wife!). Not only did he change my timing belt but he took care of other eroding belts as well (while showing & explaining to me exactly what was wrong). I have finally found someone I trust to work on my car!

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Competent and knowledgeable.
It was a completely professional experience. But the added bonus was how much fun it was. What a charming and delightful person, and very educational. I can't wait to have him back to work on another car. The work was done in under the time it was estimated and the car purrs like a new kitten. Very, very happy and satisfied with the entire process.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 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!
Quick work, friendly, good communicator.

Chris

14 years of experience
18 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Everything went as planed. Chris is a pleasure doing business with.

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank was very knowledgeable and good at his job. He was also quick.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Friendly helpful and honest. Highly recommended.

Edgar

23 years of experience
41 reviews
Edgar
23 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.

Gerron

32 years of experience
168 reviews
Gerron
32 years of experience
We had a fantastic experience with Gerron. He was punctual, clean, professional, and friendly -- he wasn't even fazed by having our 5yr old hanging out to watch. Peeking in his van, everything was clean, and well organized. He listened to what we said, and was patient in answering our questions. Every step of the way, he gave us the information we needed to make decisions on how to proceed with the repairs -- our best case/worst case scenarios, and what our options were in either case. His explanations about what was wrong were in plain language, easy for non-mechanics to understand, without being condescending. When it turned out that we were facing the worst case scenario (needing a new motor), he gave us the option of completing the repair (i.e. putting all the parts back on the car) or stopping early so that we didn't incur any further parts or labour expenses. We opted to stop early, and he left us all the parts lined up in an orderly fashion. I wouldn't hesitate to have Gerron be our go-to mechanic.

Chris

16 years of experience
325 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Chris was amazing, personable and knowledgeable

David

30 years of experience
107 reviews
David
30 years of experience
David communicated very well, all the way from when he was going to arrive thru completion of the job. He was very neat and tidy. The job was performed efficiently and very professionally. David was a complete professional and a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend him!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Laguna Beach?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse $568 $288.43 $279.96 14% $664.68
2005 Toyota Solara $553 $256.77 $295.96 15% $654.52
2010 Honda Odyssey $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2005 Lexus RX330 $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77
2005 Acura TL $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07

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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.

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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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