Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Plant City.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,145

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Enrique

20 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
20 years of experience
Enrique thoroughly went over our car and fixed things as it should. He also recommended a few things as well for the near future. It was a hot day, and despite it all, he got the job done.
This is my second appointment with Enrique and, as always, he is professional and very friendly. He worked very hard and made sure I was satisfied with his job. He did a fantastic job servicing the timing belt system of my Aveo. I will surely recommend him to all my friends in the LGBT community as he is very much a gentleman and professional. Kudos to Your Mechanic for having Enrique in your team! Keep Orlando Strong!

Rey

24 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
24 years of experience
Wonderful job with kindness!
I was skeptical about using this service but I'm glad I did. Rey was extremely helpful and honest! Great job, great service!

Duane

24 years of experience
389 reviews
Duane
24 years of experience
Came on time (even a little early - good). Knew what he was doing & came prepared. The job was done in very reasonable time, about what was estimated. I would hire him again.
Easy and fast thanks!

Ryan

17 years of experience
62 reviews
Ryan
17 years of experience
Showed up on time. Very professional. At my request, he made recommendations on other things he found that should be fixed. This home service is very convenient. I was surprised that he would be able to replace my timing belt and water pump on site, and he did it in the quoted timeframe. I will use YourMechanic services again.
Professional, thorough, personable, and solved my car's multiple oil leaks.

Dan

38 years of experience
763 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
Super Guy to do business with, Dan knows his stuff, He listens to your situation and collects information and does his thing!!...He gets it right,and he is quick about it!!
Dan is always courteous, gets the job done on a timely manner. Will always use him. Thank you!

Jose

15 years of experience
299 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
He was on time and very professional this is the second time I had him come over and service my car

Jonathan

21 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
21 years of experience
He did not give up until the leak stopped. It took two days.

Tomas

12 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
12 years of experience
Tomas and his coworkers came to my daughters home and completed this job in a timely manner. I was told me it would take about 4 hours they did it in 2. Thank you for getting me back on the road.

Thomas

10 years of experience
38 reviews
Thomas
10 years of experience
Thomas is excellent. Courteous. Punctual. Efficient. Do not hesitate booking your repairs with him. I was initially hesitant to use this website (first timer). But, Thomas was great and I would definitely book him again for my repairs. He is honest and responded promptly when I asked that he contact me. Great experience and charges were exactly as quoted. Thanks, Thomas!

Choeun

14 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
14 years of experience
Choeun put in the extra effort needed to replace my timing belt. He very helpful and professional. You just cant beat having a professional mechanic come to you to perform repairs. So convenient.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Plant City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mitsubishi Montero $655 $287.40 $367.95 16% $781.90
2005 Volkswagen Touareg $1088 $504.26 $583.92 15% $1289.01
2015 Volvo S60 $740 $307.59 $431.94 16% $888.09
2013 Acura MDX $763 $426.57 $335.95 13% $878.07
2007 Audi A4 Quattro $753 $345.49 $407.94 15% $893.74

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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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