Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Opa Locka.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Thoughtful and capable mechanic. Arrived within arrival window and finished job within prescribed time. Would definitely recommend!

Joel

19 years of experience
737 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Came on time,worked fast and got it done great.Would definitely recommend for any job
Very knowledgeable and professional. The job was no easy one as there is a troublesome bolt that makes this change out of the timing belt a bear. Joel never threw up his hands or got frustrated; he pressed on and got the job done. I would let him work on any of my cars and will be sure to ask for him when I use your mechanic again.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney took the time to perform thorough diagnostics and provided recommendations. He then implemented the big work of replacing the timing belt and more to our full satisfaction.
This is the first time i do the repair with Whitney, he is very good mechanic, and very open with customer, he show customer everything he working on, and he checking on the car to see it anything els need to fixed, overall he is a good mechanic, i would tell all my friend when ever they need a service for there car.

Scott

20 years of experience
49 reviews
Scott
20 years of experience
Scott worked in the timeframe given plus, he was very professional in doing the job! Satisfied Consumer

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Courteous, knowledgeable, personable, a great individual, and a great mechanic. He will be my go to for auto repairs from now on. I greatly appreciate his work.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Kind of skeptical about this kind of auto service. Rolled the dice, but totally worth it. Skepticism unrealistic. Will have my wife's timing belt on Subaru replaced soon. Thanks alot. Very convienent.

Scott

26 years of experience
7 reviews
Scott
26 years of experience
Scott was polite, quick and thorough. Very nice, knowledgeable and kept a clean work area, top notch mechanic! six out of five stars!

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
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!! :)

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Ira is the man. He was extremely accommodating and helpful.

Scott

19 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
19 years of experience
Scott was awesome I truly appreciated his patience and quality work.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Opa Locka?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor $568 $288.43 $279.96 14% $664.68
2007 Subaru Legacy $593 $353.28 $239.97 12% $675.78
2004 Volvo S80 $800 $423.86 $375.95 13% $929.11
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $837 $276.97 $559.93 18% $1029.47
2015 Acura RDX $600 $311.82 $287.96 14% $698.82

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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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