Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Thomson.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Joe

41 years of experience
702 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe is a class act and a true professional. Worked with us to get our Van back on the road and he went above and beyond. I highly recommend him to anyone! No job is too big or small.
Joe did a great job, arrived early and left the place clean. The job took longer then we thought, but Joe stayed late and finished the job. I'd use him again.

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Timing belt change is really a time-consuming job. It took more than 4 hours to finish. Ben worked hard and friendly.
Ben came exact at 9 o'clock as schedule. He performed an excellent job. He was very polite.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Jonathan did a great job. On time, professional, and knowledgeable. Did the job in a timely manor.
Kind of skeptical about this kind of auto service. Rolled the dice, but totally worth it. Skepticism unrealistic. Will have my wife's timing belt on Subaru replaced soon. Thanks alot. Very convienent.

Sami

19 years of experience
69 reviews
Sami
19 years of experience
He couldn't find my place at first, but provided great work on my car.

Chris

18 years of experience
389 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Chris was friendly and did exactly what he said he'd do in the time he said he'd do it. It was a timing belt and water pump replacement, and I'm very satisfied with my experience. Thanks Chris!

Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
Very good

Brandon

16 years of experience
269 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Great Master Mechanic Brandon did great Job replacing my Time Belt. Also he arrive on time and explain everything what has been done.

Terry

28 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
28 years of experience
Great guy - went above and beyond to get my truck working again! Thank you Terry!

Matthew

31 years of experience
618 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Very polite and knowledgeable I definitely will be contacting for my next service

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
Excellent Mechanic. Had some unforeseen challenges with the job, but he stuck with it and the vehicle runs great. Second time we've used this service and we are very happy with it!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Thomson?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volvo V50 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor $568 $288.43 $279.96 14% $664.68
2007 Chevrolet Aveo $558 $269.86 $287.96 15% $656.86
2006 Lexus GX470 $798 $358.52 $439.94 15% $949.77
2004 Cadillac CTS $681 $441.09 $239.97 10% $763.59

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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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