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Andrew

14 years of experience
89 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
Very good! Recommend to all.

Paul

25 years of experience
231 reviews
Paul
25 years of experience
I wish I knew of Paul before. Besides being a very good mechanic the service was top notch. What a good experience and I will highly recommend him.

Joel

21 years of experience
987 reviews
Joel
21 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Very thorough!!!!!

Whitney

39 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
39 years of experience

Gary

27 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
27 years of experience
Fair and honest,will recommend him to friends and family.

Rick

47 years of experience
43 reviews
Rick
47 years of experience
Rick was AWESOME!! He was on time called when he was pulling into my lot and was completely professional and he knew what he was doing!! He walked me through the steps and then went to work. I will use this service again and would be happy if I could request Rick. The below info says BRIAN and it was RICK GEORGE who serviced my car...I want to be sure he gets this feedback not BRIAN.

Honorio

19 years of experience
828 reviews
Honorio
19 years of experience
Excellent job in difficult environment. Raining.

Mark

11 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
11 years of experience
Mark came two times due to parts availability. He did not charge me extra. Instead, he replaced the drive belts for me as well which was not on the original code and the fluid flush at a discounted rates. In view of time spent and quality of work he is definitely affordable and professional. I will request him to do my next car repair project and refer him to anyone who needs in house car repair services.

Richard

13 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
13 years of experience
He is very thorough to see that job was done right


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Lakewood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Subaru Baja $609 $369.17 $239.97 11% $691.67
2006 Subaru Outback $659 $395.22 $263.96 12% $749.97
2009 Mitsubishi Galant $735 $367.47 $367.95 14% $861.97
2015 Acura RLX $809 $488.96 $319.96 11% $918.96
2007 Acura TL $729 $337.15 $391.95 15% $863.90

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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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