Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Oak Grove.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience

Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore is prompt, very personable and competent. I look forward to doing business with him in the future.
Theodore was meticulous and thorough...he was professional, on time and pleasant. He had several recommendations that I plan to follow up on soon. He provided me total confidence with his work and his manner. I think I have found my regular mechanic. Thank you.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Competent and knowledgeable.

Michael

35 years of experience
39 reviews
Michael
35 years of experience
I have obtained 4 estimates for replacing time-belt & water pump, it would cost me anywhere from $1000 (dealer) to $700 (independent auto repair shop). For less than $600, Micheal not only replaced my Nissan's time-belt & water pump but also changed PCV valve and cleaned/flushed power steering fluids, that alone would cost $75 to $125. The best part is he did it at the garage where I am working, so convenient, no pickup and no waiting.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff was a very goo and honest mechanic. He had my car fixed and ready to go in a timely manner. He even saved me some money by telling me i didn't need the parts i requested because the dealership told me i needed them

Patrick

31 years of experience
1043 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Arrived on time ready to go. Completed the inspection and timing belt/water pump/tensioner replacement earlier than expected. Courteous and informative.

Peter

41 years of experience
1231 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Was early and finished in half the time estimated. Was very professional, kind and really did an above and beyond job. This was my first time using this service and I am excited to never have to leave my car in a shop again :)

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Emmette came on time. He took time and did a very thorough job with my Sienna at my house. He changed timing belt, water pump, thermostat, AC/drive belts, and also performed transmission fluid service. Great services. I would definitely use him again in the future.

Ben

39 years of experience
1113 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben was absolutely professional, punctual, and overall just a pleasant person. He got my repair done in less time than originally expected and saved me about $400 compared to what I was quoted elsewhere. Overall, a phenomenal experience.

Bryant

10 years of experience
282 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
Bryant was very infomative and diagnosed problem in the dark at extremely low temperatures. Completed work very efficiently and would definitely recommend.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Oak Grove?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volkswagen Passat $827 $443.54 $383.95 13% $959.54
2005 Saab 9-2X $635 $362.92 $271.96 12% $728.42
2004 Honda Odyssey $699 $299.04 $399.95 16% $836.54
2009 Lexus SC430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2006 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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