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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
Joseph Lee did a great job. The tool he had didn't work to unscrew a bolt and went to the store to get a tool adapted to a very tight bolt in that case. He came back and finish the job. I really appreciate he went the extra mile to get the job done. Though, I realized when I drove my car that he didn't rotate the tires. I have a brand new wheel rim in the back and the other ones are rusty. The brand new one is still in the back.
I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Joseph showed up on time, went right to work and did a great job.

Robert

19 years of experience
686 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Super quick, knowledgeable, and professional! Robert handled a timing belt and water pump job in less than half the time it takes me to handle a drive belt.
Excellent service! Robert showed up on time, was pleasant to work with, knew what he was doing and got the job done promptly and correctly. I'll definitely keep Robert and Your Mechanic in mind the next time I need automotive work done.

Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
I felt very comfortable having Mr. Tien worked on both of our cars. Thank you for always educated me about what I should do with my cars next in order to keep them in the good shapes.

Clifton

29 years of experience
218 reviews
Clifton
29 years of experience
Honest and quick work. My new go to guy for sure.

Jay

36 years of experience
726 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
Excellent

Peter

42 years of experience
1288 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable.

Joel

20 years of experience
785 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
On time, on point, very knowledgeable. Great personality! I really enjoyed my experience!!!

Brett

9 years of experience
176 reviews
Brett
9 years of experience
I can't say enough about Brett and his knowledge and great attitude. He narrowly saved me from a broken timing belt and though it was not an easy job, he stuck to it and finished it with a smile on his face. I would highly highly recommend him to service anyones vehicle. Its rare to meet someone as honest and professional as Brett. Thanks again sir.

Rodney

35 years of experience
389 reviews
Rodney
35 years of experience
Rodney showed up early and went to work promptly. I was impressed by his knowledge and experience. and would gladly recommend him as a mechanic for any automotive task/repair!

Raul

33 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
33 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Olathe?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2016 Chevrolet Colorado $824 $504.10 $319.96 11% $934.10
2008 Suzuki Forenza $427 $283.17 $143.98 10% $476.67
2015 Chevrolet Cruze $842 $401.76 $439.94 15% $993.01
2011 Acura TSX $624 $304.42 $319.96 14% $734.42
2007 Audi A3 $713 $345.49 $367.95 15% $839.99

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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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