Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Ocala.

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Number of Reviews

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Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Very professional.
Very pleased with Peter! Arrived early, completed the job early as a result. Peter was very professional. When he left, the work area was more clean than when he started! I hope I can have him do all future work I need performed!
Fred

Fred

14 years of experience
240 reviews
Fred
14 years of experience
Excellent service, arrived early, professional and very knowledgeable. He was able to diagnosis the issue, and he found a solution very quickly. Will definitely book his services again.
Fred was great! On time and very knowledgeable about his work.
Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
Hi is professional! Really good job!
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
Godwin

Godwin

21 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
21 years of experience
Expert. Got in and did the job perfectly and quickly. Looked like he did this job a thousand times.
Ted

Ted

31 years of experience
6 reviews
Ted
31 years of experience
Ted was awesome. He is very knowledgeable in his field.
John

John

17 years of experience
310 reviews
John
17 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable, he completed the job and the car runs very smoothly. I was taken aback that he did a timing belt change and not one drop of fluid was left behind. He went over vital repairs that were truly needed versus trying to upsell as some dealerships will do. Rest assured John will be my go to mechanic. I wish he had brought business cards for the people who kept coming up to him.
Jose

Jose

14 years of experience
153 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
professional and efficient, the best mechanic I have ever met.
Scott

Scott

33 years of experience
469 reviews
Scott
33 years of experience
Scott was professional and friendly and did a fantastic job I have to say your mechanic is now my mechanic from now on
Dan

Dan

36 years of experience
611 reviews
Dan
36 years of experience
Great service at a fair price. I have had Dan service my Toyota many times and have been 100% satisfied every time.
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


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Ocala?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Fiat 500L $750 $398.09 $351.95 13% $871.09
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse $528 $288.43 $239.97 13% $610.93
2012 Subaru Forester $775 $503.05 $271.96 10% $868.55
2009 Acura TL $680 $311.82 $367.95 15% $806.32
2011 Acura MDX $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07

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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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