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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney Ortiz was absolutely great. He was friendly, efficient and most importantly, professional. He arrived on time and was removing parts within 10 minutes of arrival. Whitney was very knowledgeable on replacing the timing belt/water pump on our '02 Sequoia as he had already done a few on the exact engine in the past few months. Interestingly enough, he also described a few of the problems he had encountered with the water pumps he had previously installed and sure enough, he encountered a defective O-ring on the water pump. Not a problem though as he replaced the defective new O-ring with the original O-ring and everything was all fixed. This did take about an extra 45 minutes but if Whitney had not let car idle for 15 minutes after installing the new water pump O-ring - I would have found out the hard way that there was a leak in the water pump. I'm glad Whitney has thorough and knew to test the new water pump system the proper way before leaving for the day. Bottom line - I will use Whitney for all my car repairs moving forward.

Allen

34 years of experience
441 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen was very helpful in the maintenance of my car. I had the timing belt and idlers replaced. Allen arrived early to the appointment, and gave the car a good once over saying everything looked good, and gave me a suggestion of the transmission fluid exchange down the road. Did not try to sell me a service or part I did not need.
Better than expected. He was very professional and you can really tell he cares about you and your car

Chet

39 years of experience
440 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Excellent service! Reliable, thorough, extremely convenient and saved me a ton of money! I feel confident that I will be able to continue running my old cor for much longer now. Thanks, Chet!
He did a great job! I needed a lot of work on my car and Chet took his time. I was able to clean my house, pack my bags for vacation and check his progress while he worked. It was great! Very knowledgable.

Richard

11 years of experience
600 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Richard was awesome! Gave great free advice and kept everything clear and straight forward. Will recommend.

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 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!

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
Seemed very knowledgable. Courteous.

Scott

19 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
19 years of experience

Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
T was on time and very professional. T was very accommodating as he educated me by pointing out car anatomy and basic working of the job at hand. I can tell by how T moved through the car that he was knowledgable and had experience with diagnostic problem solving. I would hire again and have a family referral. Thank you

Ruben

12 years of experience
86 reviews
Ruben
12 years of experience
Ruben was very nice, very thorough, and very professional.

Kevin

31 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
31 years of experience
Great work done by all himself,bit time consuming..Hats off to Kevin for his effort..


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Shingle Springs?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Fiat 500 $738 $457.80 $279.96 11% $834.05
2004 Volkswagen Beetle $520 $216.52 $303.96 16% $625.02
2005 Saab 9-2X $661 $397.40 $263.96 12% $752.15
2004 Lexus GX470 $774 $358.52 $415.94 15% $917.52
2006 Audi A3 $713 $368.89 $343.95 14% $831.14

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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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