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5/5

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Robert

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Very informative and friendly. Great work!
Robert did a good job on the car, what I like the most is the after service. He called to check on how the car is going and if I need anything. After 1k miles a minor accident happened on coolant leakage. I called him and in 20 minutes he appeared, although it was a weekend, and inspected the car, identified the problem and fixed in in 15 minutes and I was back on the road in less than 1 hour free of charge. I am really impressed with how he backs up his work. I will definitely keep using Robert's services for my car in the future.
Honorio

Honorio

17 years of experience
732 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Honorio was very patient and methodical and thorough. He knew all of the tricks to make the job go smoothly, but took the time to do it right. He was easy to talk to and was happy to explain things when I asked questions. This was my first experience with YourMechanic.com, and it turned out to be better than expected. I waited two days to write this review to ensure no engine leaking or other problems cropped up. The car is running beautifully and I haven't seen a single drip on the pavement or under the hood.
Awesome. Good work, good time, showed up early and is honest and smart
Kenny

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience
5 star professional. Enough said.
Ken is professional and knowledgeable. He kept my husband and I updated on the cost of the repairs which were significantly less what Acura dealership had quoted and far more convenient. He was NOT pushy. We were very well taken care of. Will definitely work with him again.
Patrick

Patrick

31 years of experience
1014 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was outstanding. He explained everything to me that he was doing and answered all of my questions while giving me great suggestions about my vehicle.
Excellent service.
Jeff

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff was very friendly and answered any questions I had. We discussed what services I should have done in the future and the value of using factory parts for certain items. ie spark plugs. Jeff made sure to clean up after himself and kept my garage clean.
If I need more work done on any car I would request Jeff to come out.
Grzegorz

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Competent and knowledgeable.
Super-helpful and showed me some repairs that I can easily do myself.
Joseph

Joseph

31 years of experience
503 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
This is truly an awesome service experience!!! Was able to get the work needed on my car in one day and and I did not have to go without my car. Joseph showed up just as planned, and did all the work (quite a bit since it took 5 hrs) in my office parking garage. Joseph, thanks so much!!
This is a 1st time that I used YourMechanic.com – Mr. Joseph Lee, the technician, arrived as scheduled of appointment – His appearance is professional – He had a lot of tools, handy and organized - He jumped in the work as soon as he parked his vehicle – He gave all attention to his work and finished the work as good as it could be – I would call on Mr. Joseph Lee again when there is time of needed for auto mechanist - Thanks Mr. LEE.
Whitney

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney was excellent and very meticulous at his job. My Elantra runs much smoother and nicer after the Timing belt change. Very happy with the work done !!!
Jonathan

Jonathan

33 years of experience
340 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Jonathan has worked on my car twice and both times he has gone far above and beyond. First time he came out, he chased away a snake that was resting in my engine. Then, when my battery wouldn’t start, he took the battery out of his own truck and used it to get my car started (my car had been sitting for a couple of months). The second time, he spent 5 hours working on a job which ended up being much more complicated than was expected. He stayed and worked by lamplight to make sure it was done right before he left. I highly recommend him. He is professional, knowledgeable, pleasant, and thorough. Thank you, Jonathan.
Demetri

Demetri

25 years of experience
63 reviews
Demetri
25 years of experience
Very good person and knowledgeable mechanic.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Santa Clara?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Aveo5 $455 $263.16 $191.97 12% $521.16
2010 Kia Optima $779 $515.09 $263.96 10% $869.84
2005 Chevrolet Epica $653 $509.13 $143.98 7% $702.63
2013 Audi A3 $767 $487.46 $279.96 11% $863.71
2007 Lexus LX470 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52

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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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