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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,115

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Robert

18 years of experience
625 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Very professional and personable! Knowledgeable about every are in the engine and had helped me understand my vehicle better.
Robert was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly when he came to replace my water pump and timing belt for my 95 Subaru Legacy. He noticed that my alternator belt was worn, so I quickly grabbed one from the shop down the street and he replaced it at no charge. Robert was friendly enough to let me watch him work on the car from start to finish and answered all of my questions. Great guy, great work.

Fred

15 years of experience
335 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Totally forgot to submit my rating and review for working with Fred... until I just signed on to schedule another repair service... months later... and hoping he was still part of the lineup. That should give a good indication of my experience with Fred. Very polite. Very thorough. Completed the job well within the estimated time. Left the area looking as if he was never even there. And lastly, he took the time to point out some other issues to be mindful of, as well as upcoming related maintenance. No upsell... just simple advisory and advice. I recommend Fred.
Excellent service, arrived early, professional and very knowledgeable. He was able to diagnosis the issue, and he found a solution very quickly. Will definitely book his services again.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshuas replaced Timing Belt, Water pump and Spark Plugs for my 2007 Honda Odyssey. He is highly experienced and knowledgeable. He came on time and completed the work in 4 1/2 hours in highly professional manner. I was watching him throughout and noticed that he is very methodical. Whenever I ask any question he explained in great detail all my questions with great patience. He even replaced my wipers which I bought from Costco free of charge. I really like his work and would recommend him to others also.
Joshua fixed my timing belt problem very aptly, and I am very happy with his service.

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience
Very organized, focused, and gets the job done! A role model for mechanics!

Chris

16 years of experience
337 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Everything was great, it went much better than I even expected. Will definitely continue using your mechanic 

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
Very good

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
I would definitely use Mr Jerome again. It kept raining so he had to stop working on the car when a down pour came so it took longer than expected and he worked on my car until it fixed and running. Thank you Mr Jerome you are my new mechanic

Aaron

8 years of experience
72 reviews
Aaron
8 years of experience
Great mechanic! Super nice and does excellent work!

Jay

35 years of experience
696 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay is an incredible mechanic who demonstrates what it means to be a great service professional. His vast knowledge allows him to easily assess and recommend a solution to a problem. Jay is forthright in character, and a pleasure to have around. I would recommend him to any friend or family member.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
We have known Robert for many years & know of his skills


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Louisville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Kia Optima $751 $486.63 $263.96 10% $841.38
2004 Jeep Liberty $570 $322.12 $247.96 13% $655.37
2015 Volkswagen Passat $794 $457.67 $335.95 12% $909.17
2007 Lexus LX470 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2004 Lexus LX470 $718 $358.52 $359.95 14% $842.27

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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.

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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