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5/5

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Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
He was a great mechanic & was in and out quickly.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
very knowledgeable and informative about what he was doing
Joshua changed my timing belt and spark plugs etc and also windshield wiper and tail lights. I would highly recommend him.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Pat was, simply put, absolutely amazing. We had initially arranged for a timing belt replacement on my PT Cruiser, and as he worked on it he noticed a few other issues that needed to be addressed, which he handled wonderfully. Pat is very clearly experienced in his field, meticulous in his work, and communicative with his customers. He stresses his desire to give 100% often, so, for those who are willing to work with him as he does his best, I highly, highly recommend him.
Patrick was very helpful and discovered some other important issues with our Honda. He even came back the next day to fix a small issue that needed an additional part, at no charge.

David

25 years of experience
182 reviews
David
25 years of experience
David Mattera was responsive and professional. He called me a day prior to appointment and arrived half an hour early. He explained to me what to expect. I really like the service.

Fred

15 years of experience
334 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience

Rick

45 years of experience
28 reviews
Rick
45 years of experience
Rick was AWESOME!! He was on time called when he was pulling into my lot and was completely professional and he knew what he was doing!! He walked me through the steps and then went to work. I will use this service again and would be happy if I could request Rick. The below info says BRIAN and it was RICK GEORGE who serviced my car...I want to be sure he gets this feedback not BRIAN.

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Steve is professional, on time and honest mechanic. Gotta love the guy.

David

30 years of experience
107 reviews
David
30 years of experience
First 'Your Mechanic' experience & very pleased with (both) them & David. Absolutely no complaints/regrets. Interesting business model & hope this will be an ongoing option for our friends, family, & us in the future. David seemed extremely knowledgeable about not just this 24 yo car but various other autos. Thanks again.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Five stars for another timing belt job - this time on my Tacoma. Theodore pointed out some other areas that might need attention, which was much appreciated. He is knowledgeable and honest - I will definitively use him again in the future.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
If I need more work done on any car I would request Jeff to come out.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Pittsburg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Volvo V50 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2008 Kia Sportage $737 $320.62 $415.94 16% $879.62
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer $603 $363.46 $239.97 12% $685.96
2012 Acura ZDX $616 $311.82 $303.96 14% $720.32
2011 Acura ZDX $616 $311.82 $303.96 14% $720.32

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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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