Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Sherman Oaks.

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Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
Gregorz (goes by Gregory) is very professional. He replaced my timing belt which is a big job. Due to complications the work was performed in his garage because he needed a lift. Had I known all that was involved, I would have taken the car to his garage as opposed to attempting the repair at my home. Gregorz also called out the the timing belt tensioner should be replaced but that wasn't part of the quote. He got the part at a local parts store and installed that as well. He lost about 30-40 minutes going to the part store - I though he went over and beyond as he could have just used the old tensioner and said nothing.
Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Great experience, took amazing care of my car! Would gladly book again!!
Peter did an excellent job with our Nissan. He was informative and helpful. Peter was meticulous at his work and cleaned the area as he worked, as well as when he completed the job. He also diagnosed another issue with the vehicle and sent me a quote. We are very pleased with his service and will highly recommend him to friends looking for a great mechanic.
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Theodore fixed the timing belt on my car. Infact I had previously booked him for front brake pads/rotor replacement a week earlier and as I was chatting with him about potential issues with my car (since it was over 100k+ miles), he mentioned that I should look into replacing my timing belt. I was surprised because none of the mechanics who had previously done oil changes had even mentioned that I will have to do this and I didn't even know I had a timing belt (I alwasy use forums to fix my car issues, after the fact something happens :). Anyhow, Theodore gave me the cheapest quote I could find. I scheduled him and it was a long exhausting repair, but he was done in 5 hours. The Ops Manager at work had some issues with him working in the parking lot, but Theodore found an alternate location to work on it and finish the task. This travelling mechanic resource is extremely helpful and it saves me the hassle of dropping off my car at a shop and figuring out transportation to-from work. And Theodore was awesome, he's extremely efficient, very honest (I have another issue with my car, which he gave me an honest opinion about), he's unlike the typical dealership mechanics who are only looking to make money and he is very accomodating. I will be using him again to fix the other issues with my car.
I have had Theodore work on a couple of cars over the years. He is polite, professional, and does quality work. I recommend him to anyone I know that needs repair work.
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
Joshua found the source of the problem almost immediately upon doing his Preliminary Inspection ( it was NOT what I called him for). He showed up for the appointment we made for the repair and I was impressed by his professionalism. He had all his equipment and parts in order and did exactly what he promised in the time we allotted. He answered all my questions and I could tell he was very knowledgeable and was also conscientious about his methodology: he cleaned all the parts, he solved two more problems he noted as he worked, and when he was done, my truck was HAPPY and he didn't even leave a drop of oil on the ground, or a dirty fingerprint on the paint! Joshua is a credit to all mechanics everywhere. I HIGHLY recommend the services of YOURMECHANIC.COM.
He was an exceptional mechanic! Teaching me all about my car while fixing an almost impossible situation!
Robert

Robert

17 years of experience
436 reviews
Robert
17 years of experience
it was quick and good service!
Trung

Trung

9 years of experience
397 reviews
Trung
9 years of experience
Trung showed up at agreed time. He is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He was able to cope with my dilettante questions, his responses were always informative, complete and courteous. He noticed that my breaks are worn too much, went to a store and replaced them during the same appointment, thus saving my time. So far my car runs great. All his recommendations make sense, and I will definitely be Trung's permanent client.
Pete

Pete

13 years of experience
174 reviews
Pete
13 years of experience
Pete was awesome. He called me a few days prior to my appointment to confirm the services I needed done. He also asked if he could come an hour early, which worked great. The day of the service, Pete arrived on time and ready to work. He showed me his progress a couple times during the service, which was great and thoughtful. I will definitely use Pete again and I will refer him to my friends and family. Awesome service!!!!
Brandon

Brandon

15 years of experience
241 reviews
Brandon
15 years of experience
Great Master Mechanic Brandon did great Job replacing my Time Belt. Also he arrive on time and explain everything what has been done.
Frank

Frank

24 years of experience
66 reviews
Frank
24 years of experience
Great! Very honest
Patrick

Patrick

30 years of experience
865 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Patrick was great. He called me to let me know he was stuck in traffic and was going to be few minutes late. I was having the timing belt replaced with my own parts. We discovered a part that I needed and he was very patient as I looked all around N Austin for the correct replacement part. I'm pleased with the service and would recommend again.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Sherman Oaks?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Kia Rio $694 $278.51 $415.94 17% $837.51
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer $808 $503.69 $303.96 11% $912.19
2004 Volvo S80 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2004 Audi A6 Quattro $979 $427.54 $551.93 16% $1169.29
2006 Audi A4 $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14

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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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