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Number of Reviews

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Theodore

15 years of experience
1119 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Theo was on time. He was very courteous and didn't mind me asking questions from time to time. I felt we had a good rapport. He did a great job of explaining everything to me and pointed out some things to me about the car as well. Says my car should last another 10 years at least..
Theodores changed the timing belt, serpentine belt, and thermostat of my 2007 VW GTI this Sunday. He arrived on time and spent about 7 hours on replacing the parts. He is a ver professional and experienced mechanic! I am definitely going to turn to him if my car needs any major part replacement in the future!

Peter

42 years of experience
1275 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Very professional.
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.

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
This was the first time using this service and I was very impressed. Maxwell was prompt for the appointment and patient in answering all of my questions. You could tell he was very knowledgeable and I was very satisfied with the work he performed. I would not hesitate to use him again in the future for any maintenance or service of my vehicles.
Maxwell arrived on time and explained everything that he would be doing. He was great at helping me understand my vehicles systems. Upon completion I was one happy camper. Highly recommended!!

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
Very helpful.

Noe

35 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
35 years of experience
Everything was very professional.

Christopher

19 years of experience
147 reviews
Christopher
19 years of experience
On time, very good job! Thanks!

Sha

36 years of experience
39 reviews
Sha
36 years of experience
Sha was on time and returned my calls when I had question will recommend him and use his services again. Top shelf guy.

Frank

39 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
39 years of experience
Frank was very professional and performed his mechanical service in a timely manner. He provided recommendations and answered all questions that I asked of him. He explained the functions of the parts he replaced and guided me through all processes he conducted. I could have not received a better mechanic. I would recommend /refer Frank to any potential customer. Great job

Joe

22 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
22 years of experience
Joe is an experienced mechanic that completed my timing belt and serpentine belt replacements without a hitch. He did a great job.

Timothy

21 years of experience
104 reviews
Timothy
21 years of experience
very good experience. Thanks.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Statham?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Honda Pilot $672 $304.42 $367.95 15% $798.92
2009 Honda Pilot $744 $304.42 $439.94 16% $895.67
2005 Volvo V70 $578 $266.11 $311.96 15% $685.36
2006 Audi A4 Quattro $1120 $535.92 $583.92 15% $1320.67
2007 Lexus GS430 $719 $351.12 $367.95 14% $845.62

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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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