Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Martinez.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,045

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Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Peter arrived on time. He was cordial and neat. His work is excellent. He recommended additional work that will correct several misperforming functions. I hope he can be my mechanic for a long time. .
Pete

Pete

13 years of experience
174 reviews
Pete
13 years of experience
Awesome mechanic! Stellar professional and knowledgeable. You want the best San Diego has to offer? Book Pete!!
Pete made sure that I was prepared ahead of time for the service and I'm thankful for the quality work he performed the work on my car. The car is in much better condition and he finished his work in less than the time originally quoted. Pete was a true professional from start to finish and I will request to work with him again on future services!
James

James

27 years of experience
331 reviews
James
27 years of experience
Was honest and professional fixed my timing and recommend another service to fix a oil leak I have been having after driving 50 miles or so with my wife we both said he did a good job thanks again
Great experience.
Khoa

Khoa

17 years of experience
257 reviews
Khoa
17 years of experience
Khoa is a quiet, straightforward, and efficient guy. He did a great job replacing the timing belt if my Sienna.
Alfredo

Alfredo

18 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
18 years of experience
Alfredo did a great job installing a new timing belt kit, and very knowledgeable. I have already recommended him to another friend of mine. Would book him again, 5 STARS!!!
Mack

Mack

19 years of experience
104 reviews
Mack
19 years of experience
Knowledgeable and friendly
Jose

Jose

12 years of experience
245 reviews
Jose
12 years of experience
Great! Great price, great attitude, very professional and knowledgeable about what he is doing. Did what was. Thought to be impossible and got me back on the road!
Joel

Joel

18 years of experience
562 reviews
Joel
18 years of experience
Came on time,worked fast and got it done great.Would definitely recommend for any job
James

James

16 years of experience
17 reviews
James
16 years of experience
James is nice person.Professional,great service Strongly recommend
Godwin

Godwin

21 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
21 years of experience
I am SO happy I found YourMechanic when I did. When my check engine light came on, I immediately took it to a shop to uncover the code. Once they discovered the problem with my timing belt, they were going to charge me a ridiculous amount of money to do the job. On top of that, I would've had to wait a week to book an appointment, there was just no way I was going to wait a week, I was already paranoid driving the car down the street. That evening I did a Google search and found YourMechanic and was so happy to be given a quote right away for drastically less than the shops were quoting me. I booked my appointment right away. Godwin was awesome! He was friendly and extremely professional. I appreciated how he accommodated my address change and communicated every step of the way. My timing belt was repaired in under 3 hours and then took my car around the block to make sure everything ran smoothly. I really appreciated the inspection report that I received in my inbox and all the feedback that was provided for my car. All in all this was a wonderful and very pleasant experience and will certainly be making Godwin my go-to guy for my recommended services. Thank you so much Godwin!!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Martinez?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Kia Sorento $939 $458.68 $479.94 14% $1103.68
2004 Mitsubishi Montero $659 $290.76 $367.95 16% $785.26
2008 Mitsubishi Galant $544 $288.43 $255.96 13% $632.43
2004 Lexus LS430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2008 Lexus RX400h $593 $256.77 $335.95 16% $708.27

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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.

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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