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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,101

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Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 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.

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Mark is a great find. He was on time and completely knowledgeable. He did the work I needed and also inspected my car and made recommendations on things I needed to get done. I can see why he gets very high ratings. He did an awesome job. I will be hiring him again in a week to complete the work he suggested and also recommending him to another friend.
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!!!!!!

Richard

19 years of experience
221 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Richard replaced a timing belt on my wife's accord and everything went better than I expected. A job well done.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1023 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick called me an hour before the appointment and asked if he could show up early and when he did, he was ready to get to work. Very professional and efficient. Overall, YourMechanic exceeded my expectations!

Pardeep

19 years of experience
557 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Very knowledgeable. Was able to identify my cars issue right away and resolved my issue of a bad timing belt.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Patrick is very patient and professional , he has every tool imaginable . I highly recommend him. Not once did he complain about the heat and he stood in 110 degrees . Thanks again !!!!!

Demetri

25 years of experience
63 reviews
Demetri
25 years of experience
Very good person and knowledgeable mechanic.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
This Timing belt and spark plug replacement for a Mitsubishi V6 SUV is a hard job. Jason knew what he was doing and was methodical and deliberate. He also has the experience with the newer pollution plumbing that was in the engine bay. Very professional, fully equipped and patient. Things can go wrong with tough jobs and a mechanic with little or no patience can get sloppy. Jason was not so the tough job was done well. To future customers: If the mechanic is going to be on the job for a while (and you feel like he's a decent person), offer snacks, a small meal, something to drink. It just establishes goodwill between you and the mechanic. Treat them well and hopefully, they reciprocate by doing the best they can for you.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Raul was knowledgeable, friendly and fast. I appreciated him driving me around to pick up an extra part I needed. Thanks Raul!

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Everything was very professional.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Montara?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volvo V50 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2009 Dodge Avenger $828 $291.64 $535.93 18% $1011.89
2004 Toyota Highlander $657 $256.77 $399.95 17% $794.27
2010 Acura TL $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82
2014 Acura TL $680 $311.82 $367.95 15% $806.32

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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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