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

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Timing Belt Replacement.
Learn More

$282.40 - $1,271.46

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Timing Belt Replacement.
Learn More



Recent Timing Belt Replacement reviews in San Ramon

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,176

Rating Summary
1,101
40
6
5
24
1,101
40
6
5
24

Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
I felt very comfortable having Mr. Tien worked on both of our cars. Thank you for always educated me about what I should do with my cars next in order to keep them in the good shapes.

Chris

21 years of experience
1832 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris did a great job and worked fast.
Called for an earlier appointment and finished the job correctly and efficiently.

Frederick

15 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
15 years of experience
Frederick changed the timing belt on my Acura MDX with no problem. It was really convenient to get this repair done on a Sunday at my home. In addition, the price for this service was by far a lot less than the dealership with the same level of expertise. Overall this was a really great experience and I will definitely get future repairs done by Frederick.

Pete

15 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
15 years of experience
Pete arrived on time and did a great job servicing my car. He suggested a few additional things that could have been replaced in the future but did not try to upsell me or anything.The total cost of repairs ended up even slightly less than advertised. I highly recommend Pete and would definitely work with him in the future!

Chet

40 years of experience
445 reviews
Chet
40 years of experience
Replaced my timing belt and water pump

Jordan

8 years of experience
59 reviews
Jordan
8 years of experience
Couldn't be more pleased! I had lots of, um, let's call it "deferred maintenance" on my van... it was getting embarrassing. And when my oil light came on, I was pretty sure she was a goner. Jordan arrived on time (early in fact), performed a very thorough inspection and explained -- without condescension or high-pressure doomsday sales techniques -- what it would take to get back on track. I am thrilled with his work (and at not having to miss any of my work!) and will never defer maintenance again!

David

26 years of experience
182 reviews
David
26 years of experience
David Mattera was responsive and professional. He called me a day prior to appointment and arrived half an hour early. He explained to me what to expect. I really like the service.

Robert

19 years of experience
754 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Robert showed up on time and completed the work, no complaints. Thanks!

Khoa

19 years of experience
400 reviews
Khoa
19 years of experience
Good day !!!!!!

Patrick

32 years of experience
1143 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in San Ramon?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volvo V50 $582 $318.37 $263.96 13% $673.12
2008 Suzuki Forenza $438 $293.95 $143.98 10% $487.45
2016 Volvo XC70 $662 $278.15 $383.95 16% $794.15
2005 Lexus GS430 $706 $361.90 $343.95 14% $824.15
2006 Lexus LS430 $842 $361.90 $479.94 16% $1006.90

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com