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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service in San Jose

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

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Honorio

17 years of experience
745 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Honda Odyssey - Timing Belt - San Jose, California
I used YourMechanic for Timing belt service on my Honda Odyssey. Honorio showed up right on time for the 7 am appointment. I found him to be very knowledgeable about the intricacies of car repair. He did a very detailed job and never did I feel that he was trying to rush through the job. I really appreciate his patience in explaining all the steps he followed for doing the job. All in all, I felt great and would not hesitate again in using this service for jobs that I cannot do myself.
Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt - San Jose, California
Awesome. Good work, good time, showed up early and is honest and smart

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Mazda Miata - Timing Belt - San Jose, California
Very professional, very prompt, it was nice to see someone who enjoys there line of work and knows what they're doing.
Nissan Pathfinder - Timing Belt - San Jose, California
Friendly and skilled - knows his shit about cars. Did a great job and was very gracious with the pricing, helped me really understand the work that was being done. I was nervous about this experience as it was my first time with the company but after working with Robert I would absolutely come back to these guys. Thanks dude!!

Khoa

18 years of experience
352 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Honda Pilot - Timing Belt - San Jose, California
Khoa is punctual, efficient, and explains the work he is doing. He arrived exactly on time and was done is about half the time he estimated. I am very happy with the work he did on my vehicle!
Volvo S60 - Timing Belt - San Jose, California
Next time I will use it service again.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Toyota Tacoma - Timing Belt - San Jose, California
Whitney is the man! Having had some REALLY bad mechanics in the past, I try to do as much work on my truck myself as possible, but I knew I was going to need help with the timing belt. I just wasn't comfortable setting the timing myself without any supervision. Originally, I wanted to find someone to supervise my work so that I wouldn't do it wrong, obviously I couldn't find anyone to do that since I hired Whitney to do it. He was awesome though, knowing how much I wanted to do it myself, He talked me through everything he did and let me watch and ask as many questions as I wanted... which was a lot! He even let me pick his brain about other parts of my truck that had nothing to do with what he was working on. All of my family lives in a another state so it was really nice to have someone I felt comfortable with and who knew what they were doing to help me. I would 100% recommend Whitney to anyone! Great guy and great service!
Toyota Tundra - Timing Belt - San Jose, California
This is the first time I have ever used Your Mechanic and have to say that I was impressed. Whitney was thorough in explaining the repair work being done and presented himself to be an experienced and competent mechanic. He informed me of other repair items that should be done on my vehicle and offered sound advice on the repair work needed. Overall he did an excellent job.

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Toyota Avalon - Timing Belt - San Jose, California
Mark came two times due to parts availability. He did not charge me extra. Instead, he replaced the drive belts for me as well which was not on the original code and the fluid flush at a discounted rates. In view of time spent and quality of work he is definitely affordable and professional. I will request him to do my next car repair project and refer him to anyone who needs in house car repair services.
Honda Civic - Timing Belt - San Jose, California
Fixed problems. Ended up staying later than scheduled because my car was being obstinate.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Honda Civic - Timing Belt - San Jose, California
Jason Certeza is probably one of the best if not the best professional mechanic I've met. He's honest, thorough, communicates well. He fixed and went beyond to explain/answer patiently all my questions. He's one of a kind, and he does not take advantage of the customer's ignorance. Thanks for sending him to fix my son's Honda Civic. You've gained a customer for life.To YourMechanic, please put on the website that he's ASE Certified....thanks again
Toyota 4Runner - Timing Belt - San Jose, California

Pardeep

19 years of experience
557 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Toyota RAV4 - Timing Belt - San Jose, California
Very knowledgeable. Was able to identify my cars issue right away and resolved my issue of a bad timing belt.

Robert

30 years of experience
190 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Honda Odyssey - Timing Belt - San Jose, California
Robert arrived even earlier than scheduled time and started his work promptly and professionally. He finished his work on schedule without making any mess. He is friendly and knowledgable with his trade. I would recommend him highly to anybody.

Tom

40 years of experience
205 reviews
Tom
40 years of experience
Volvo 850 - Timing Belt - San Jose, California
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.

Barinder

20 years of experience
40 reviews
Barinder
20 years of experience
Honda Accord - Timing Belt - San Jose, California
It was my first experience with this firm. My car required timing belt change. Barinder came to my address on time. He was very professional, friendly, and gave me all the correct advice specifically needed for my car. He finished the work on time and also inspected the car throughly. He also advised on other aspects, by which I can get better, and long lasting service from my car.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in San Jose?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Mitsubishi Galant $708 $339.70 $367.95 15% $834.20
2015 Volkswagen Jetta $833 $481.53 $351.95 12% $954.53
2007 Hyundai Elantra $471 $174.82 $295.96 17% $572.57
2004 Acura RL $870 $286.46 $583.92 18% $1071.21
2007 Acura MDX $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82

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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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