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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,114

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua was GREAT! He worked cleanly (first spreading a tarp and mat to catch any drips/drops), safely (jacking up the car and placing the front end on solid jack stands), and knew what he was doing. He ask several questions about the engine before starting to replace the timing belt. He came with all the possible parts he would need even though he didn't use all of them. Since we had a new water pump he gave us a credit for the one not used. He explained what he found and what caused the engine to not run correctly. The concept of Your Mechanic coming to our house to do the repairs saved us towing and repair costs, not to mention the free education I received as Joshua explained what he was doing and finding. He worked quickly and quietly and completed the repairs within the estimated time. He did a very complete cleanup of the car and work area before leaving. Recommend him and Your Mechanic - absolutely. We are hoping to have YourMechanic work on our other cars.
Personable, knowledgeable, efficient, and very thorough. Finding a good mechanic is like finding a good doctor/dentist. Dr. Josh fits the bill! Before settling on YourMechanic.com I priced the work with area shops as well as my long-time mechanic. Everyone paled in comparison to YourMechanic and Joshua. I will absolutely use this service and book all my appointments with Joshua, who by the way, was highly recommended by a trusted friend.

Chris

20 years of experience
1612 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
good man
So far I have had Chris work on two of my cars 3 different times all with excellent results. Thank you.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Grzegorzs is the best mechanic in the Bay Area hands down! He went the extra mile (pun intended) taking care of my Kia spectra to make sure everything was working properly. I never felt taken advantage of or price gouged which unfortunately can happen with a lot of mechanics. Great work!
Gregorz (goes by Gregory) is very professional. He replaced my timing belt which is a big job. Due to complications the work was performed in his garage because he needed a lift. Had I known all that was involved, I would have taken the car to his garage as opposed to attempting the repair at my home. Gregorz also called out the the timing belt tensioner should be replaced but that wasn't part of the quote. He got the part at a local parts store and installed that as well. He lost about 30-40 minutes going to the part store - I though he went over and beyond as he could have just used the old tensioner and said nothing.

Matthew

31 years of experience
639 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
He is quick, efficient and professional.

Miguel

19 years of experience
63 reviews
Miguel
19 years of experience
Got timing belt/water pump/serpentine belt/thermostat replaced on Odyessey by Miguel. Will get the same service done for my Accord as well by Miguel.

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Very professional, he came and carefully listened to my explanation of the problem I was having with the car, then did some testing of a couple of issues, and immediately told me what the issue was. Best of all, it only took him a few minutes to resolve it. Will definitely ask for his service again, and will highly recommend him.

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
Gary is a Great mechanic, I will ask him to help for my other cars in the near future.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
839 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Very pleased with entire process. Communication great! Jeffry is now my auto mechanic. I have been telling friends & coworkers about the stress free experience. Car runs great now!

Ben

39 years of experience
1113 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben was top notch: Courteous, friendly, and professional. He changed out a timing belt and serpentine belt, plus secured a mirror that was flopping in the wind, all in about 4 hours, and didn't charge for the mirror. I'll ask for him next time I need service. The site itself is a Godsend. My elderly mother had taken her Lexus to several places and been quoted over $2,000 at each to change her timing belt. I knew that was high. Through Your Mechanic, we got both her timing belt and serpentine belt changed for $710.83. How could I not want to use this service again?!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Portage?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Suzuki Reno $427 $282.57 $143.98 10% $476.07
2009 Subaru Impreza $763 $442.55 $319.96 12% $872.55
2012 Subaru Impreza $766 $493.69 $271.96 10% $859.19
2005 Audi TT Quattro $661 $348.93 $311.96 13% $768.18
2010 Audi A3 $946 $642.52 $303.96 9% $1051.02

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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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