Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in San Lorenzo.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Happy with Raul, Happy with YourMechanic. I've owned over 300 cars, 2 shops and I am a car historian, so I'm pretty familiar with auto repairs. I inherited my aunt's '01 Camry with 45,000 miles. I like seeing guys with lots of experience working on my car. Raul was superior. But then, so was my last experience. Your service is really good for "car guys" as well as everybody else!
Raul was knowledgeable, friendly and fast. I appreciated him driving me around to pick up an extra part I needed. Thanks Raul!

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete is an excellent mechanic and a great guy. He went out of his way to get the job completed under pressure and under the scorching hot sun. He's my guy from now on!
Pete is very competent and kind man as well as great mechanic. He worked hard in many ways for my car. Thanks to his trouble again.

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
This was awesome. Booking was easy. Robert was on-time. Fantastic. I'd highly recommend him. He did the work right on the street in front of my house. He did the work. Cleaned up. Left nothing wasteful behind. This is a fantastic service.
Robert was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly when he came to replace my water pump and timing belt for my 95 Subaru Legacy. He noticed that my alternator belt was worn, so I quickly grabbed one from the shop down the street and he replaced it at no charge. Robert was friendly enough to let me watch him work on the car from start to finish and answered all of my questions. Great guy, great work.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Did a great job replacing a timing belt on my honda
Always a good experience with Jeff.

Richard

11 years of experience
599 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
He is very thorough to see that job was done right
Richard was awesome! Gave great free advice and kept everything clear and straight forward. Will recommend.

Jose

15 years of experience
153 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
excellent

Junior

24 years of experience
69 reviews
Junior
24 years of experience
Junior is an excellent mechanic. Unfortunately the job took a lot longer than originally expected but Junior reminded positive and completed the job. I'm very knowledgeable of cars, while speaking to him about other work I need to get done to my car he was very truthful and that was refreshing. I will definitely have Junior work on my car in the future.

Tam

20 years of experience
251 reviews
Tam
20 years of experience
Tam was fantastic. Very friendly and straightforward in communicating with me. So far so good, my car is driving great!

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben,did a good job.

Andrew

13 years of experience
157 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
My experience with Andrew was good. I would use him again. I just wish they got the repair information correct. It felt a little like a bait and switch scheme. Not a scam just a little like a scheme. Thanks!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in San Lorenzo?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Dodge Neon $586 $266.02 $319.96 15% $696.02
2006 Volkswagen Jetta $739 $370.79 $367.95 14% $865.29
2005 Chevrolet Aveo $590 $269.86 $319.96 15% $699.86
2011 Acura MDX $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2011 Acura ZDX $616 $311.82 $303.96 14% $720.32

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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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