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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,175

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Joe

22 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
22 years of experience
Joe is an experienced mechanic that completed my timing belt and serpentine belt replacements without a hitch. He did a great job.
Joe was awesome.

Ryan

17 years of experience
62 reviews
Ryan
17 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and knows what he's doing.
Professional, thorough, personable, and solved my car's multiple oil leaks.

Joseph

26 years of experience
548 reviews
Joseph
26 years of experience
Prompt (early, even), very competent, and pleasant.
Joe arrived 40 minutes early and got to work right away. I know a little bit about mechanics and could see immediately he had plenty of experience and knew his stuff. He did the job in less than the allotted time and very cleanly. Tested the car to see the job was done properly and left the place as clean as he found it. Kudos for an excellent job and even better mechanic! I'm sure to request him again for my next job!

Matthew

32 years of experience
809 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
Matthew is great! I've had two service calls with him and the quality of service was excellent. Matthew is very knowledgeable and takes the time to help customers understand what he did.

Gary

26 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
26 years of experience
He was a great mechanic & was in and out quickly.

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience
Prompt, professional Very friendly, would definitely work with Jeff again. Thanks!

Choeun

14 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
14 years of experience
I loved it. Choeuns did great work. I definitely will book him again and will recommend him to my other family and friends.

Theodore

15 years of experience
1198 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Theodore fixed the timing belt on my car. Infact I had previously booked him for front brake pads/rotor replacement a week earlier and as I was chatting with him about potential issues with my car (since it was over 100k+ miles), he mentioned that I should look into replacing my timing belt. I was surprised because none of the mechanics who had previously done oil changes had even mentioned that I will have to do this and I didn't even know I had a timing belt (I alwasy use forums to fix my car issues, after the fact something happens :). Anyhow, Theodore gave me the cheapest quote I could find. I scheduled him and it was a long exhausting repair, but he was done in 5 hours. The Ops Manager at work had some issues with him working in the parking lot, but Theodore found an alternate location to work on it and finish the task. This travelling mechanic resource is extremely helpful and it saves me the hassle of dropping off my car at a shop and figuring out transportation to-from work. And Theodore was awesome, he's extremely efficient, very honest (I have another issue with my car, which he gave me an honest opinion about), he's unlike the typical dealership mechanics who are only looking to make money and he is very accomodating. I will be using him again to fix the other issues with my car.

Fred

16 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
Fred was great! On time and very knowledgeable about his work.

Diego

20 years of experience
558 reviews
Diego
20 years of experience
Diego is an excellent mechanic. He was skilled, informative, and a pleasure to work with. I will definitely be using him again. Kudos, Diego!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Lake Elsinore?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Subaru Legacy $592 $352.48 $239.97 12% $674.98
2006 Honda Odyssey $751 $311.02 $439.94 16% $902.27
2005 Kia Optima $539 $339.18 $199.97 11% $607.93
2008 Acura TL $703 $311.02 $391.95 16% $837.77
2009 Lexus SC430 $838 $357.72 $479.94 16% $1002.72

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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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