Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Lockhart.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Daniel

19 years of experience
272 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Excellent service.! Daniel is very knowledgeable and helpful every time I ask him a question concerning our van. I will surely recommend him to my friends and relatives to choose him to be their Mechanic whenever they need his service.
Daniel completed my work on Sunday, and was able to complete the appointment in a timely manner. All work appears to be satisfactory.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Sheer excellence. Chris was professional, punctual, and courteous. He arrived early and completed an arduously difficult service (90k mile service; including timing belt, radiator flush, oil change, and tire rotation) during one of the hottest days of the year...while working on simmering asphalt! No complaining. No problems. Just admirable efficiency and effort. I will be asking for him specifically on my next service. Thank you, Chris!
Chris was great and performed a great deal of work within a timely manner.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Showed up on time, finished on time, all repairs seem to be in good working order
I was very pleased with the service I received from Josh, he has restored my faith in mechanics. I was very pleased with the entire experience from start to finish, I wish I had found him sooner. Carl B.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert is really nice and professional and gives you good advice. He found out that the Mono Valve on the driver side was broken when he is replacing the timing belt for our car. He helped us change it without adding labor cost. Thank you Robert!
Robert is high professional, clear and organized in the work mechanic. He good knows and loves his job. He has a well-equipped truck with tools and necessary equipment for any work. Robert did great job replacing timing belts on my Nissan Frontier and Toyota Highlander. I have already recommended three friends for Robert and I'll recommend him for all those, who need any repair or any service on their cars. Thank you Robert. Good job. I also want to thank the management, as I understand it is still not big, but growing company, for information and the organization of the repair of cars.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Patrick was very helpful and discovered some other important issues with our Honda. He even came back the next day to fix a small issue that needed an additional part, at no charge.

Gregory

29 years of experience
233 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
Gregory's work was great. He came on a Sunday (very helpful for me) and got everything done when he said he would. I would highly recommend Gregory!

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Arrived on time, courteous and professional.

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Ira is the man. He was extremely accommodating and helpful.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Very Professional, Friendly Job done well within time frame.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Lockhart?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Subaru Legacy $826 $585.55 $239.97 9% $908.05
2014 Volkswagen Jetta $1109 $565.13 $543.93 14% $1296.13
2014 Honda Pilot $680 $311.82 $367.95 15% $806.32
2014 Acura TSX $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82
2005 Lexus ES330 $657 $256.77 $399.95 17% $794.27

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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.

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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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