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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,153

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Leo

40 years of experience
74 reviews
Leo
40 years of experience
Great, personable mechanic who took his time and went above and beyond in attending to details of timing belt and water pump replacement.
All good.

Allen

35 years of experience
457 reviews
Allen
35 years of experience
Allen did a great job! Very conscientious worker, very knowledgeable and readily answered any questions we had. I would recommend him to anyone!
Allen arrived on time, was very personable, explained the process and the company warranty. Then he proceeded to Change my water pump and timing belt in a very timely and professional manner. I had two estimates, one from a Nissan dealer and the other from a local shop and both were approx $600 more than 'Your Mechanic" I was skeptical at first but Allen's work and friendly manner as well as explaining and answering my questions put my mind at ease. What else can i say except that I spent 14 yrs in the selling and managing in car dealerships and know a little more about cars than the average person--and I'm thrilled.--Jim Brady

Fred

16 years of experience
365 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
Fred was great! On time and very knowledgeable about his work.
Totally forgot to submit my rating and review for working with Fred... until I just signed on to schedule another repair service... months later... and hoping he was still part of the lineup. That should give a good indication of my experience with Fred. Very polite. Very thorough. Completed the job well within the estimated time. Left the area looking as if he was never even there. And lastly, he took the time to point out some other issues to be mindful of, as well as upcoming related maintenance. No upsell... just simple advisory and advice. I recommend Fred.

Whitney

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
38 years of experience
Whitney is a great guy who goes above and beyond to get the work done. He is insightful, experienced, and helpful at explaining and answering questions.

Rusty

22 years of experience
387 reviews
Rusty
22 years of experience
On time. Very knowledgeable and honest on his recommendations for additional services. The work was done efficiently and in a timely manner. Excellent job!
I have used many mechanics in my day and Rusty is probably the most knowledgeable mechanic I have ever talked with, not to mention showing up on time and completing the work when he said it would be done, because he came prepared. I have to admit I was very skeptical about hiring an online mobile mechanic (wasn't sure who or what was going to show up) but when Rusty arrived, he let me know he was here and got straight to work. This guy is definitely NOT a "shade tree" mechanic, if you are thinking about using this mobile mechanic service Rusty is the guy to go with.

Ben

40 years of experience
1145 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Ben,did a good job.

Peter

42 years of experience
1288 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
On time very knowledgeable, did a very good job

Joel

20 years of experience
785 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
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.

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience
Super awesome mechanic, highly recommend. Very, friendly and has a wealth of knowledge on every vehicle out there. Fast persist and proficient work ethic. Most honest mechanic iv met in my life . Not enough good things to say about Jeff, if you need your car fixed and want reliable fast and dependable grade A+ mechanic who can fix any problem out there, Jeff is your man.

Gerron

33 years of experience
185 reviews
Gerron
33 years of experience
We had a fantastic experience with Gerron. He was punctual, clean, professional, and friendly -- he wasn't even fazed by having our 5yr old hanging out to watch. Peeking in his van, everything was clean, and well organized. He listened to what we said, and was patient in answering our questions. Every step of the way, he gave us the information we needed to make decisions on how to proceed with the repairs -- our best case/worst case scenarios, and what our options were in either case. His explanations about what was wrong were in plain language, easy for non-mechanics to understand, without being condescending. When it turned out that we were facing the worst case scenario (needing a new motor), he gave us the option of completing the repair (i.e. putting all the parts back on the car) or stopping early so that we didn't incur any further parts or labour expenses. We opted to stop early, and he left us all the parts lined up in an orderly fashion. I wouldn't hesitate to have Gerron be our go-to mechanic.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Panorama City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volkswagen Golf $740 $420.14 $319.96 12% $850.14
2016 Subaru WRX STI $762 $441.97 $319.96 12% $871.97
2011 Kia Soul $594 $346.51 $247.96 12% $679.76
2010 Acura ZDX $608 $304.42 $303.96 14% $712.92
2015 Acura RDX $592 $304.42 $287.96 14% $691.42

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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.

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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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