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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
knowledgeable
Very helpful and professional. Thanks Gregory.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Harish explained all points and he looks very experienced mechanic.
Great mechanic! Gets the job done well.

Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Mr. Lee did a great job. I contacted him 90 minutes before the appointment time and he immediately responded and was able to show up an hour early. The parts I gave him to repair my vehicle with had a defective gasket but he let me know he could still make it work. Mr. Lee found another problem and repaired it at no charge. He was thorough in his work and took his time to make sure it was done right. Thank you, Mr. Lee. I highly recommend his service.

Adam

15 years of experience
48 reviews
Adam
15 years of experience

Bryan

24 years of experience
54 reviews
Bryan
24 years of experience
Bryan is a true professional. He arrived on time and was very thorough on what was happening and showed the parts that were fixed aftewards. I appreciated the time he took to make sure I understood everything that took place. He did an excellent job and is very trustworthy.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
I LOVE Jeffery! He has been taking care of the cars driven by my son and me for about 2 years. He is always willing to explain things about my car to me and he shows me the parts he has replaced. I totally trust Jeffery. He treats my car like it is his own.

Duane

23 years of experience
366 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Knowledgeable, friendly, and quick!

Michael

22 years of experience
15 reviews
Michael
22 years of experience
On time, polite, knowledgeable, thorough. The car has never run so good. Will use him again for sure!

Tith

19 years of experience
21 reviews
Tith
19 years of experience
He was great with communicating before and during the appointment and arrived early. He did a great job installing my new timing belt and drive belt. Would definitely recommend him.

Joseph

18 years of experience
426 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
good


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Lithia Springs?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Kia Amanti $734 $382.38 $351.95 14% $855.38
2008 Hyundai Tucson $561 $320.62 $239.97 12% $643.12
2004 Nissan Frontier $547 $187.30 $359.95 18% $671.05
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $841 $368.89 $471.94 16% $1003.14
2004 Audi A6 Quattro $835 $330.94 $503.93 17% $1008.19

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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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