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

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,045

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Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience
Fair and honest,will recommend him to friends and family.
Gary is a Great mechanic, I will ask him to help for my other cars in the near future.
Ryan

Ryan

15 years of experience
62 reviews
Ryan
15 years of experience
Professional, thorough, personable, and solved my car's multiple oil leaks.
Ryan is the Real Deal, an expert mechanic who showed up on time, neat in appearance, friendly, well spoken, and fully prepared and equipped to do the job we've asked him to do. I consider replacement of a timing belt a big job. Ryan didn't break a sweat and had the job finished, the engine back together, everything cleaned up, his tools and equipment packed away in exactly four hours from the moment he arrived at our home. He's obviously very competent and confident in what he does. Thanks, Ryan, we'll definitely call Your Mechanic and request you when the need arises again.
Chip

Chip

31 years of experience
22 reviews
Chip
31 years of experience
Chip did a wonderful job on my car and I would recommend him to all of my friends.
Tomas

Tomas

10 years of experience
216 reviews
Tomas
10 years of experience
Tomas and his coworkers came to my daughters home and completed this job in a timely manner. I was told me it would take about 4 hours they did it in 2. Thank you for getting me back on the road.
Dave

Dave

13 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
13 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.
Richard

Richard

11 years of experience
565 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Have dealt with and supervised techs/mechanics over 50 years . He is good listener,organized,excellent customer skills,knows how to organize the job ,cleans up to finish the project , a professional and a person of substance . Knows the products . FIRST CLASS !!!!
Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
He did a great job and even saved me some money. Since he finished in less time than originally planned, I was able to save on the labor cost. Thanks Jeff!
Brandon

Brandon

15 years of experience
241 reviews
Brandon
15 years of experience
Great Master Mechanic Brandon did great Job replacing my Time Belt. Also he arrive on time and explain everything what has been done.
Eugenio

Eugenio

23 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
23 years of experience
I initially had Eugenio coming to my apartment complex to complete a timing belt service. When Eugenio arrived, we discovered his truck would not fit in the underground garage! Eugenio tried to arrange a different location to perform the service but we were unable to secure a secondary location. I rescheduled the appointment two weeks later with Eugenio at a friend's house. The service was prompt and Eugenio provided a wealth of information (and pictures!) on what was done and what was needed. Seriously, an -awesome- experience!! But YourMechanic should be aware of Mechanic Truck size in the city and servicing apartment areas.
Paul

Paul

16 years of experience
120 reviews
Paul
16 years of experience
Did a very good job.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Lake Worth?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volkswagen Beetle $749 $348.93 $399.95 15% $886.43
2007 Subaru Impreza $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2005 Subaru Impreza $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2009 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07
2007 Audi A3 $737 $368.89 $367.95 14% $863.39

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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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