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Number of Reviews

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Joel

20 years of experience
833 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
Joel did a great job changing my timing belt and water pump. My car works like a charm now.
Very knowledgeable and professional. The job was no easy one as there is a troublesome bolt that makes this change out of the timing belt a bear. Joel never threw up his hands or got frustrated; he pressed on and got the job done. I would let him work on any of my cars and will be sure to ask for him when I use your mechanic again.

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
Very experienced and thorough
GOOD!!!

Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
AWESOME. Tien was right on time. He also explained things to me professionally and without brushing me off when I had questions, something which doesn't happen too often in mechanics' environment being a woman. The repair cost was almost half of what I had been quoted by a local shop(!!)...and the convenience! In my opinion it doesn't get any better when it comes to car repairs!!! Did I say AWESOME?! Thank you, Tien!

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Arrived on time, courteous and professional.

Dan

38 years of experience
789 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience

Alex

19 years of experience
62 reviews
Alex
19 years of experience
Alex is very good. Very patient -- not a hint of hurry from him discussing my car issues and handling my several calls on the day of the service. Everything finished in a timely manner, all old parts removed shown and gone over with me. And good discussion in general that helped to understand my car better.

Honorio

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Honorio
18 years of experience
Honorio was on time, very thorough and professional. He went above and beyond when he diagnosed and fixed my A/C issue even though it was unrelated to the timing belt replacement.

Charles

33 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
33 years of experience
He did an excellent job! In spite of the rain, he was very diligent and thorough and gave me piece of mind reassuring me that my car will be more than fine. Highly recommend!

Robert

31 years of experience
191 reviews
Robert
31 years of experience
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.

Robert

47 years of experience
51 reviews
Robert
47 years of experience
My car and I are both very happy with Robert's work!!! He took the time to answer any questions I had, let me know everything he did and even checked out things that I wasn't having worked on. Hopefully, I won't need anything else done but if I do, I'd definitely feel good about letting Robert do the work!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Seffner?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chrysler Town & Country $533 $293.02 $239.97 13% $615.52
2008 Chrysler 300 $629 $293.02 $335.95 15% $744.52
2012 Volkswagen Jetta $811 $474.84 $335.95 12% $926.34
2009 Audi A4 Quattro $764 $356.27 $407.94 15% $904.52
2006 Audi A4 Quattro $764 $356.27 $407.94 15% $904.52

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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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