Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Magnolia.

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Maxwell

Maxwell

15 years of experience
389 reviews
Maxwell
15 years of experience
Maxwell was punctual, had all the necessary tools to do the job and completed the work ahead of schedule! We were skeptical about using Your Mechanic but ended up being absolutely thrilled with the service! Thank you!!
ontime and knowledgeable
Fred

Fred

14 years of experience
243 reviews
Fred
14 years of experience
Fred was great! On time and very knowledgeable about his work.
Was on time and quick
Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
It was a completely professional experience. But the added bonus was how much fun it was. What a charming and delightful person, and very educational. I can't wait to have him back to work on another car. The work was done in under the time it was estimated and the car purrs like a new kitten. Very, very happy and satisfied with the entire process.
Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
Professional, friendly, and seems genuinely honest. A pleasure to work with.
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Robert is simply the best mechanic you could ask for. He is very knowledgeable and committed to what he is doing. He goes above and beyond to make sure your car in the best shape possible. I could not ask for more.
Joseph

Joseph

17 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
17 years of experience
Professional, explained things well, friendly, did great work. Highly recommend.
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Great mechanic, great guy.
Gerron

Gerron

31 years of experience
118 reviews
Gerron
31 years of experience
We had a fantastic experience with Gerron. He was punctual, clean, professional, and friendly -- he wasn't even fazed by having our 5yr old hanging out to watch. Peeking in his van, everything was clean, and well organized. He listened to what we said, and was patient in answering our questions. Every step of the way, he gave us the information we needed to make decisions on how to proceed with the repairs -- our best case/worst case scenarios, and what our options were in either case. His explanations about what was wrong were in plain language, easy for non-mechanics to understand, without being condescending. When it turned out that we were facing the worst case scenario (needing a new motor), he gave us the option of completing the repair (i.e. putting all the parts back on the car) or stopping early so that we didn't incur any further parts or labour expenses. We opted to stop early, and he left us all the parts lined up in an orderly fashion. I wouldn't hesitate to have Gerron be our go-to mechanic.
Ryan

Ryan

15 years of experience
62 reviews
Ryan
15 years of experience
Professional, thorough, personable, and solved my car's multiple oil leaks.
Mike

Mike

25 years of experience
35 reviews
Mike
25 years of experience
Mike did a fantastic job on my Mitsubishi Eclipse.He was professional, explain the problems with my car and fixed it without breaking a sweat. He's a life saver, I don't know what I would've I done if it wasn't for him. Thanks again Mike.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Magnolia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Saturn Vue $668 $307.82 $359.95 15% $791.57
2012 Honda Crosstour $616 $311.82 $303.96 14% $720.32
2005 Chevrolet Epica $652 $507.63 $143.98 7% $701.13
2012 Audi A3 $807 $487.46 $319.96 11% $917.46
2007 Lexus GS430 $726 $358.52 $367.95 14% $853.02

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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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