Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in South San Francisco.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,147

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Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
Great guy! Very experienced and it shows. He let me know a few other things that were needed and explained just exactly why. Professional and quick.
Grzegorz is a trust worthy mechanic, He installed a new Engine/drive belt plus a water pump on my 2005 Honda Civic. He answered all the questions that I had for him, he also gave me some pointers on car parts and how to fix things for my self . I recommend him on fixing your car as well.

Matthew

32 years of experience
709 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
He is quick, efficient and professional.
Very polite and knowledgeable I definitely will be contacting for my next service

Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
Tien showed up early, which was nice and surprising. He was very nice and friendly. Tiens very informative, detailed and knowledgable. He surpassed any mechanic I've ever met. I have already referred him out and I'll definately be a long-term customer. Im beyond happy with my vehicle and all Tiens time he took to fix it.
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!

Joseph

19 years of experience
452 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
Love this company so much! Second time I've had Joseph and he's fantastic!
Showed up on time .Answered concerning questions.Seems to be very qualified. Would recommend to friends family .

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
know his stuff on my car and I appreciate how professional he is. ill keep him as my got to guy to work on my car.
I have been recommending "YourMechanic" to everyone it is so convenient and the pricing is great !! No need to take time off work everything is done on the computer it's great !! No surprises you know the cost when you schedule the service I love it !! Joshua was absolutely AWESOME he was so professional and very nice the car runs soooo good I am extremely happy !!

Jason

16 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
16 years of experience
This Timing belt and spark plug replacement for a Mitsubishi V6 SUV is a hard job. Jason knew what he was doing and was methodical and deliberate. He also has the experience with the newer pollution plumbing that was in the engine bay. Very professional, fully equipped and patient. Things can go wrong with tough jobs and a mechanic with little or no patience can get sloppy. Jason was not so the tough job was done well. To future customers: If the mechanic is going to be on the job for a while (and you feel like he's a decent person), offer snacks, a small meal, something to drink. It just establishes goodwill between you and the mechanic. Treat them well and hopefully, they reciprocate by doing the best they can for you.

David

26 years of experience
182 reviews
David
26 years of experience
David was thorough and efficient. All repairs were done perfectly and now my car is as good as new! We will gladly use David again in the future.

Mack

21 years of experience
114 reviews
Mack
21 years of experience
Knowledgeable and friendly

Chris

21 years of experience
1698 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Called for an earlier appointment and finished the job correctly and efficiently.

Kyle

12 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
12 years of experience
Excellent work.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in South San Francisco?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Kia Soul $465 $217.26 $247.96 15% $550.51
2006 Volvo V50 $572 $307.59 $263.96 13% $662.34
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse $596 $340.30 $255.96 12% $684.30
2014 Acura RLX $641 $385.26 $255.96 12% $729.26
2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron $850 $385.80 $463.94 15% $1009.30

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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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