Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Tempe.

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Number of Reviews

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Joseph

Joseph

24 years of experience
351 reviews
Joseph
24 years of experience
No problems, showed up on time, knocked it out. Thanks
Joseph is great. He is on time and even earlier than expected. My car has a stubborn bolt that wouldn't open for him to change the belts. He didn't give up and his persistent efforts fixed the problem after getting a more powerful tool. I am greatly appreciate that he tried to do the right way by coming back with the right tool.
Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 years of experience
Whitney was polite, friendly, and very approachable. He was a little late (about ten minutes), but I appreciated him calling ahead of time to let me know.
This is the first time i do the repair with Whitney, he is very good mechanic, and very open with customer, he show customer everything he working on, and he checking on the car to see it anything els need to fixed, overall he is a good mechanic, i would tell all my friend when ever they need a service for there car.
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!!
Diego

Diego

18 years of experience
208 reviews
Diego
18 years of experience
Showed up 10:15 am for 9:30 appt. Aside from this hiccup, starting out work is Awesome. Professional, attention to details of work and inspection. Recommendations of minor issues, oil change, filter, change. Brake fluid change, general maintence that most people should be capable of doing on their own. Diego offers price quote if You want him to complete. 1st experience with mechanic site, but seeing and hearing how work was done would recommend Diego and mechanic site reasonable or below cost pricing and they are mobile to come do work at any location.
Omar

Omar

18 years of experience
67 reviews
Omar
18 years of experience
We have already decided to contact Omar next month to handle oil and maintenance on both of our vehicles. He was great. I will be sharing this service and positive experience with all my single girlfriends.
Joe

Joe

40 years of experience
576 reviews
Joe
40 years of experience
Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Awesome problem solver
Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience
Gary seemed very qualified and personable. Before leaving he gave me some good maintenance suggestions. Overall, it was a very positive experience.
Robert

Robert

12 years of experience
15 reviews
Robert
12 years of experience
Really great experience with Robert, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Hope to do business again!
Fred

Fred

14 years of experience
240 reviews
Fred
14 years of experience
Excellent service, arrived early, professional and very knowledgeable. He was able to diagnosis the issue, and he found a solution very quickly. Will definitely book his services again.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Tempe?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Volkswagen Jetta $893 $557.19 $335.95 11% $1008.69
2005 Kia Optima $537 $320.62 $215.97 12% $610.87
2004 Nissan Frontier $483 $187.30 $295.96 17% $585.05
2011 Acura MDX $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2010 Acura ZDX $616 $311.82 $303.96 14% $720.32

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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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