Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Los Alamitos.

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Charles

34 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
34 years of experience
Charles got right to work. He was kind to my 6 year old son who was curious and wanted to “help”. Will definitely ask for Charles for all future work on my car.
Charles was very to the point and went straight to work diligently. He worked in the blazen Texas heat for 5 hours straight to replace my timing belt, water pump, and tensioners. Unfortunately after the service I was quoted for needing to get my crank seal and front mounts done as well. I knew that he was right thought after his work efforts and showed me evidence of the event. I had a great experience from Charles.

Mark

11 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
11 years of experience
I have lots of GREAT things to say about Mark. To be honest, I don't even know where to start. After my initial contact with the first mechanic, I was left with lots of questions especially an unsettled mind of confusion. I thought it was going to be a an easy fixed but scared because it took him about 15-20minutes to diagnosed what was wrong. I don't know too much about cars but I knew it doesn't take that fast to really diagnose a serious problem. When I booked my appointment, I wondered what kind of mechanic I was going to end up with. To my pleasuring surprised, I was blessed to have landed Mark. He was very knowledgeable, professional, competent, courteous, and best of all, very friendly! He also took the time to share his knowledge, educate me with each car parts and its functions! I have learned so much from him, he was very thorough and paid lots of attention to details. He was such a perfectionist and also made sure that everything was done properly. Above all of it, he was very neat and clean. Good mechanics are very hard to find but to get lucky with a great one is a bonus! I totally recommend Mark to anyone especially to my friends and families. YourMechanic have gained a new customer and as long as you send Mark I will continue to be your customer! Job well done! God bless and thank you so much, Mark!!!!!!

Jonathan

22 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
22 years of experience
Jonathan was fast and professional.

Joseph

20 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
20 years of experience
Joseph was a great mechanic. If he came across any problems that were not what he was asked, he would inform me. At the end he also sent me quotes for what it would cost to get those repairs.

Kyle

13 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
13 years of experience
Kyle was awesome! Friendly, patient and knowledgeable. Will be calling on him again for sure!

Chris

22 years of experience
2086 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Called for an earlier appointment and finished the job correctly and efficiently.

Rodney

36 years of experience
491 reviews
Rodney
36 years of experience
Great service, Rodney was awesome! Very knowledgeable

Enrique

21 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
21 years of experience
Nice and pleseant. He is knowledgeable about his work, services, and car parts

Joe

23 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
23 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.

Seth

23 years of experience
49 reviews
Seth
23 years of experience
Seth arrived early......professional.......honest.......great mechanic!!!!!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Los Alamitos?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Subaru Impreza $614 $374.13 $239.97 11% $696.63
2008 Volkswagen GTI $740 $356.32 $383.95 15% $872.32
2006 Subaru Forester $630 $374.13 $255.96 12% $718.13
2006 Lexus SC430 $856 $376.09 $479.94 16% $1021.09
2009 Acura MDX $777 $337.15 $439.94 16% $928.40

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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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