Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Porter.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
828 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!
Jeff was very professional and polite. Clearly knows his business and knows cars. Offered some good suggestions, good inspection, and did great work!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1019 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Awesome very helpful
Patrick was on time and did a perfect job. Very happy.

Joseph

25 years of experience
468 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph is great. He is on time and even earlier than expected. My car has a stubborn bolt that wouldn't open for him to change the belts. He didn't give up and his persistent efforts fixed the problem after getting a more powerful tool. I am greatly appreciate that he tried to do the right way by coming back with the right tool.
Joseph arrived early. Got set up... quick and efficient. Car was fixed and running like a top!! Thank you Joseph for helping us keep these old cars running.... 

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.
Gary is very knowledgeable about Mechanics , he does a very good job! I would recommend him to others for sure!...

Mack

20 years of experience
114 reviews
Mack
20 years of experience
Knowledgeable and friendly

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!

Adam

14 years of experience
64 reviews
Adam
14 years of experience
Adam was very precise with his work. Very professional, very friendly, He knew what he was doing from the very beginning. I would highly recommend Adam for all of your car repairs. He replaced a Timing Belt, and it was a very difficult job. We are so glad we found Adam to do the job. He will be doing all of our repairs in the future.

Sergio

43 years of experience
46 reviews
Sergio
43 years of experience
This man is a professional. Very detailed and thorough Will tell you exactly what's going on with your car. Test drive and make sure your issue is fixed Constantly keep you updated Gives a detailed report with pictures every step of the way When I have any more issues with Jeanette I will definitely call Sergio.

Damian

9 years of experience
347 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Fixed car in a timely manner and very nice attitude

Jonathan

33 years of experience
346 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Jonathan was very professional and knowledgeable. He showed up on time and completed the requested repairs in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend his services.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Porter?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Honda Odyssey $792 $311.82 $479.94 17% $956.82
2006 Volkswagen GTI $841 $368.89 $471.94 16% $1003.14
2007 Volkswagen Golf City $694 $222.19 $471.94 18% $856.44
2012 Acura ZDX $616 $311.82 $303.96 14% $720.32
2005 Audi A4 $837 $276.97 $559.93 18% $1029.47

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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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