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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,124

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Dan

37 years of experience
736 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan was early and ready to service my vehicle. He showed me the flaws in the belt which was causing the problem , test drove it and left the area clean. I felt as if he was very knowledgeable regarding the job and I felt good about leaving my car in his hands. Thanks Dan Cindy

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
846 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeff checked to make sure the water pump was bad before he started work, which was very fast & he went over & beyond my expectations. Well done!
Came in a timely manner, took care of my issue promptly, very thorough with explaining what he was going to do. I so recommend him.

Alfredo

19 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
19 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!!!
Alfredo was great. He came prepared and was very efficient. He finished my timing belt in the time it was to take.

Joseph

25 years of experience
499 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
No problems, showed up on time, knocked it out. Thanks
Joseph was awesome! On time, professional, efficient and very knowledgeable. I will definitely be calling him again. No comparison to dealing with a shop or dealership. I would add a star if I could!! :)

Theodore

14 years of experience
1095 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
T was on time and very professional. T was very accommodating as he educated me by pointing out car anatomy and basic working of the job at hand. I can tell by how T moved through the car that he was knowledgable and had experience with diagnostic problem solving. I would hire again and have a family referral. Thank you
Theodores is experienced and detail on every single items and parts. He has no problem flxing one of the major maintenance for car, which is replacing timing belt. He is able to answer every question and explained every detail in the car. One of the best tech i have meet so far and being very honest on everything. Strongly recommended and will seek him again.

Joseph

18 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
18 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.

John

19 years of experience
40 reviews
John
19 years of experience
Very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I will definitely recommend John to my friends.

Eduardo

17 years of experience
339 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
Eduardo is an amazing technician with a very strong skill set and incredible work ethic. He arrived early, worked non-stop for 6 hours and got all my work done and cleaned up. He never asked for anything, worked at a fast pace, had a disciplined process and was always going above and beyond. Eduardo did my timing service (belt, water pump and other pieces) and replaced a bad alternator on my 2012 MDX. I'd strongly recommend him for almost any auto mechanical work you need!

Enrique

19 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
19 years of experience
Enrique was very knowledgeable, honest and gave great advice in regards to what I should do with my car. He did a very good job.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Harish explained all points and he looks very experienced mechanic.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in North Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Chrysler Sebring $503 $231.11 $271.96 15% $596.61
2006 Hyundai Tucson $415 $174.82 $239.97 16% $497.32
2006 Volvo V50 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2004 Audi A6 $1151 $559.32 $591.92 15% $1354.82
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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