Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Laguna Niguel.

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Number of Reviews

1,106

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Khoa

18 years of experience
355 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Good day !!!!!!
Khoa is punctual, efficient, and explains the work he is doing. He arrived exactly on time and was done is about half the time he estimated. I am very happy with the work he did on my vehicle!

Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Nice guy
This is truly an awesome service experience!!! Was able to get the work needed on my car in one day and and I did not have to go without my car. Joseph showed up just as planned, and did all the work (quite a bit since it took 5 hrs) in my office parking garage. Joseph, thanks so much!!

Bryan

20 years of experience
44 reviews
Bryan
20 years of experience
Great guy and very good work. Thorough explanation of what he is doing and also what my car needs in the future based on his assessment. I would absolutely use him again. Very professional. Thanks Bryan!

James

28 years of experience
546 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and professional. He also completed the repair much quicker than expected. I will be sure to request James in the future.

Allen

34 years of experience
433 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen did a great job! Very conscientious worker, very knowledgeable and readily answered any questions we had. I would recommend him to anyone!

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Excellent service. Id call on Steven again.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeff was very professional and polite. Clearly knows his business and knows cars. Offered some good suggestions, good inspection, and did great work!

Phil

28 years of experience
48 reviews
Phil
28 years of experience
Phil is an excellent mechanic. He took his time and informed me of every steps of his progress. I would highly recommend him.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore replaced the timing belt, which pretty intimidating for most of us. Everything went smooth. Great job!

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Very Personable and a great Mechanic. Got right in and got the job completed, Very professional and explained everything. Cleaned up everything very well. Very satisfied would recommend him to all. If all of your employees are like him you should have a very successful future as a company.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Laguna Niguel?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volvo C70 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2007 Volvo S40 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2013 Volkswagen Golf $807 $487.46 $319.96 11% $917.46
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $841 $368.89 $471.94 16% $1003.14
2006 Lexus SC430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52

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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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