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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Alex

20 years of experience
109 reviews
Alex
20 years of experience
Alex completed the timing belt fast and easy. He is nice and mentioned a few other items need maintenance.
Alex was prompt, very courteous and most importantly honest and competent. He fixed the timing problem quickly and expertly. We would definitely call upon his services again. Thank you Alex for getting my car back on the road!

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Raul was knowledgeable, friendly and fast. I appreciated him driving me around to pick up an extra part I needed. Thanks Raul!

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience

Edgar

23 years of experience
41 reviews
Edgar
23 years of experience
Me, being a retired auto mechanic, Edgar is a knowledgeable auto mechanic.He knew what to do and worked in an efficient and systematic way. I would recommend him as a mechanic to anyone.

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience
Satisfied.

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience
Ken changed timing belt, and install brake shoe. He also performed oil change. Everything was ahead of schedule. I was very happy for the work Ken did and for the money I saved by not taking the car to a shop. I already have mentioned yourmechanic.com to my co-workers, and I will definitely use the service again. Thank you, Ken and yourmechanic.com

Frederick

14 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
14 years of experience

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience
Amor is an expert. Amor was on time and professional. Amor completed the work on time on budget and was very pleasant to work with. I would recommend your mechanic to friends and family. I am usually very careful with auto sales or repairs but with this service (so far), two thumbs up! John

Terry

28 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
28 years of experience
Great guy - went above and beyond to get my truck working again! Thank you Terry!

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Excellent service. Id call on Steven again.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Sarasota?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Honda Ridgeline $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2006 Toyota Camry $593 $256.77 $335.95 16% $708.27
2005 Volvo XC90 $622 $286.16 $335.95 15% $737.66
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $841 $368.89 $471.94 16% $1003.14
2004 Audi A4 Quattro $1139 $554.80 $583.92 14% $1339.55

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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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