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Jay

Jay

34 years of experience
566 reviews
Jay
34 years of experience
Jay is an incredible mechanic who demonstrates what it means to be a great service professional. His vast knowledge allows him to easily assess and recommend a solution to a problem. Jay is forthright in character, and a pleasure to have around. I would recommend him to any friend or family member.
He was awesome and fixed a bent engine brace.
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Especially liked the fact that Ben recommended and assessed other maintenance and repairs that are needed on my car. Found my new mechanic in Houston!
Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 years of experience
Awesome service, thank you so much! At the end of the service he told me of all of the other issues he noticed with my car that I didn't know about - radiator fan always on, thinning brake pads, possible engine oil leak...yup, pretty embarrassing. But Whitney was very professional about it, and even prepared me with a summary with all of this information - really appreciate that extra mile he went!
Whitney was polite, friendly, and very approachable. He was a little late (about ten minutes), but I appreciated him calling ahead of time to let me know.
Rocco

Rocco

19 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
19 years of experience
I had Rocco out today to replace the timing belt and water pump on my 1999 Accord. He performed the service while I watched and asked questions as if he had done it a hundred times. He had all the right tools and was very clean about his work. The job was done in my driveway and when he left, it was as if he had never been there. While doing the work, he is inspecting everything he sees and will quickly point out anything that may be a future problem. He noticed the upper radiator hose wearing at the pressure clamp where the hose connects to the motor block and suggested I replace it soon. He also recommended changing the valve cover gasket since there was a little seepage and the seal was now broke and likely to leak. He called and had the part placed on hold and I picked it up while he kept working. He installed the new gasket so I no longer have to worry about a leak. Rocco is very profession and personable. Most importantly, he is very knowledgeable and will give you an honest opinion. I will definitely request his service again.
Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
432 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
Thank you so much for your hard work! You did an awesome job on my car it's running great!
Harish

Harish

24 years of experience
523 reviews
Harish
24 years of experience
Harish explained all points and he looks very experienced mechanic.
Josh

Josh

21 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
21 years of experience
Very professional, very knowledgable. Great attitude! I would highly recommend him.
Charles

Charles

31 years of experience
227 reviews
Charles
31 years of experience
Charles was prompt, thorough, and talented.
Tom

Tom

39 years of experience
205 reviews
Tom
39 years of experience
This was a great experience having Tom work on my Volvo at home. I'm sold on the service, price and convenience. There was no problem installing the parts that I had purchased. I'll be scheduling additional work.
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Jeffrey was fantastic! He was friendly and explained things well. He was early which was great since he had a 5 hour repair to complete. I'll definitely use Jeffery in the future.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Riverside?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Subaru Outback $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2007 Hyundai Tiburon $561 $320.62 $239.97 12% $643.12
2008 Dodge Magnum $676 $291.64 $383.95 16% $807.64
2015 Acura RLX $712 $391.54 $319.96 13% $821.54
2006 Audi A4 $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14

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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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