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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank was very knowledgeable and good at his job. He was also quick.
Frank was nice and he got the job done quickly and graciously!

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Professional, friendly, and seems genuinely honest. A pleasure to work with.
Jeff was a very knowledgeable about what he was doing and went about it in a professional way. I will request him when I have more repairs to be done. He had everything needed to do the job. When he had a tool problem, rather than quit, he worked through it and was able to complete the job in record time. I liked the way his truck was set up for most jobs he had to do.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney knowledgeable and he does not use confusing jargons. It is very time saving to have a mechanic come to you, no more headache trying to get back after leaving your car for service.
Wonderful guy, very knowledgeable and honest and finished work by putting some extra work. Its difficult to find honest mechanics and Whitney is one of them. Very friendly. I'll use him again for future services.

Tien

21 years of experience
892 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Thank You Tien For Getting My Baby Back On The Road. Your Super Efficient And Hard Working.... Keep Up The Great Work And I Most Definitely Will Be Using You For Services In The Future
Friendly, honest and professional.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert wAs a great fit for our jetta
We have known Robert for many years & know of his skills

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience
5 star professional. Enough said.

Diego

19 years of experience
407 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Diego figured out what the pervious mechanic didn’t do right. I appreciate the job that Diego did today, very much Jeff

Joseph

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
He makes it look easy, but it is not. Does not waste time, gets on the job right away and does an excellent job.

Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
On time, finished job in a timely manner. Did not leave any mess and my car runs great. I am very impressed with the service provided and that it met all my criteria.

Gerron

32 years of experience
168 reviews
Gerron
32 years of experience
We had a fantastic experience with Gerron. He was punctual, clean, professional, and friendly -- he wasn't even fazed by having our 5yr old hanging out to watch. Peeking in his van, everything was clean, and well organized. He listened to what we said, and was patient in answering our questions. Every step of the way, he gave us the information we needed to make decisions on how to proceed with the repairs -- our best case/worst case scenarios, and what our options were in either case. His explanations about what was wrong were in plain language, easy for non-mechanics to understand, without being condescending. When it turned out that we were facing the worst case scenario (needing a new motor), he gave us the option of completing the repair (i.e. putting all the parts back on the car) or stopping early so that we didn't incur any further parts or labour expenses. We opted to stop early, and he left us all the parts lined up in an orderly fashion. I wouldn't hesitate to have Gerron be our go-to mechanic.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Sherwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volvo S80 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2007 Volvo S60 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2008 Volvo V50 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2005 Audi A4 $1143 $559.32 $583.92 14% $1344.07
2005 Lexus LX470 $718 $358.52 $359.95 14% $842.27

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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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