Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Thonotosassa.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
Very satisfied with Gary and YourMechanic. Glad they followed up with phone call and recommended a tensioner that was not included in the timing belt kit. Even though Gary was late the the appt, he was able to do the timing belt, thermostat, waterpump, and drive belt under the estimated time it would take. I was pretty impressed with how smooth the replacements would be. I ended up learning a lot about my car and was even able to get my hands dirty. Definitely recommending this company as well as Gary to friends.
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!

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Gregorz (goes by Gregory) is very professional. He replaced my timing belt which is a big job. Due to complications the work was performed in his garage because he needed a lift. Had I known all that was involved, I would have taken the car to his garage as opposed to attempting the repair at my home. Gregorz also called out the the timing belt tensioner should be replaced but that wasn't part of the quote. He got the part at a local parts store and installed that as well. He lost about 30-40 minutes going to the part store - I though he went over and beyond as he could have just used the old tensioner and said nothing.
Grzegorzs is a real pro and a nice guy to boot. Very knowledgeable and meticulous in his work, and you can tell he prides himself on a job well done.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Patrick was very helpful and discovered some other important issues with our Honda. He even came back the next day to fix a small issue that needed an additional part, at no charge.
Patrick is very patient and professional , he has every tool imaginable . I highly recommend him. Not once did he complain about the heat and he stood in 110 degrees . Thanks again !!!!!

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
Once again he was highly professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Finished hard job an hour early. Nice work.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
He did not give up until the leak stopped. It took two days.

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
it was quick and good service!

Keith

16 years of experience
269 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Had to put a new timing belt on the wife's car. Keith came out and took care of the issue quickly and within the specified time. Very professional and has a sense a humor. Will book with him again when needed. I would recommend him for sure.

Clint

14 years of experience
5 reviews
Clint
14 years of experience
This was a great experience. I was a little nervous at first since this is a real divergence from the normal routine of taking your car to a shop to get worked on. But it all worked out and was a great convenience for my family. I am glad that this experience was a positive one and I will definitely be using the service again. Thank you.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
I'm very satisfied with the awesome job he has done. I appreciate his honest inspection on the van. I will definitely recommend him to my family and friends.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Thonotosassa?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Kia Optima $751 $486.63 $263.96 10% $841.38
2005 Volkswagen Passat $827 $443.54 $383.95 13% $959.54
2004 Volvo C70 $507 $283.51 $223.97 13% $584.51
2005 Audi A8 Quattro $1048 $527.66 $519.93 14% $1226.41
2010 Audi A3 $946 $642.52 $303.96 9% $1051.02

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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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