Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Thornton.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,114

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Tien

21 years of experience
896 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1043 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was great. He called me to let me know he was stuck in traffic and was going to be few minutes late. I was having the timing belt replaced with my own parts. We discovered a part that I needed and he was very patient as I looked all around N Austin for the correct replacement part. I'm pleased with the service and would recommend again.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
I have been a yourmechanic user since the company's early seed funding days. I have recommended yourmechanic to my family and friends and all of them have received great service. But I have to say that Robert by far is the mechanic i've come across with the best attitude, friendliness, trustworthiness and upfront knowledge on hondas and acuras. Last month he serviced my wife's acura and replaced the starter, however in the process the latch to the hood was somehow broken. We called him directly from a number on an invoice to ask about the issue and he immediately made an appt to come see us and rectify the problem, and never hassled us about fault/blame etc. He also explained how it couldve possibly broke when he was fixing it. While he was here I also asked for his advice on my own vehicle and he had no problem helping me determine what I needed service on. Again I cannot emphasize the importance of his customer service -- which coupled by his experienced understanding of my vehicle's shape -- made me request his calendar and book the appointment right there on the spot. So he came today and I gave him the keys, he got right to work and knew exactly what to do and to tell me the time to come back and check up on him. Was able to spot another area that I needed fixing and he got it done swiftly. The man even offered me a donut in the morning, and when he reparked my car back on the driveway after a test drive he also parked it to the side to allow my neighbors room for their vehicles. He pays attention to the little things -- big deal when trusting your ride to someone.
Robert was right on time. He explained exactly what he was going to do and what we could expect, He also has followed up to make sure all is well, and made sure that we could contact him if had any questions. Nice job Robert!

Matthew

31 years of experience
639 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Matthew is great! I've had two service calls with him and the quality of service was excellent. Matthew is very knowledgeable and takes the time to help customers understand what he did.

Gerron

32 years of experience
170 reviews
Gerron
32 years of experience
Timely and personable :)

Adam

14 years of experience
64 reviews
Adam
14 years of experience
Adam was very precise with his work. Very professional, very friendly, He knew what he was doing from the very beginning. I would highly recommend Adam for all of your car repairs. He replaced a Timing Belt, and it was a very difficult job. We are so glad we found Adam to do the job. He will be doing all of our repairs in the future.

Joseph

25 years of experience
488 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Great work! Showed up 15 minutes before the appointment! Was very friendly and thorough with his work. Highly recommend him.

Josh

22 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
Nice , friendly, professional expert

David

32 years of experience
66 reviews
David
32 years of experience
Did and excellent job.

Fred

15 years of experience
334 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Fred was great! On time and very knowledgeable about his work.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Thornton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Chevrolet Sonic $645 $405.16 $239.97 11% $727.66
2010 Subaru Outback $605 $348.85 $255.96 12% $692.85
2004 Toyota Sienna $657 $256.77 $399.95 17% $794.27
2009 Audi TT $742 $333.97 $407.94 15% $882.22
2013 Acura RDX $576 $311.82 $263.96 13% $666.57

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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.

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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