Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Thornton.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Already using him again...
We have known Robert for many years & know of his skills

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert was right on time. Got the job done in record time even though he was provided the wrong parts. Only one problem is that I had no treats for "baby", his dog...sorry...Will definitely request Robert again

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience

Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Paul was very thorough, and did the job the right way, very honest about the condition of my car. I appreciate the honesty and the explanations he gave me for the parts I needed and why I did. Very clean operation, can't even tell he was here. Will definitely call on him again when I have an automobile repair that is over my head.

James

20 years of experience
5 reviews
James
20 years of experience
On time, very professional and had all tools, materials and supplies needed to perform work

Ryan

16 years of experience
62 reviews
Ryan
16 years of experience
Ryan is the Real Deal, an expert mechanic who showed up on time, neat in appearance, friendly, well spoken, and fully prepared and equipped to do the job we've asked him to do. I consider replacement of a timing belt a big job. Ryan didn't break a sweat and had the job finished, the engine back together, everything cleaned up, his tools and equipment packed away in exactly four hours from the moment he arrived at our home. He's obviously very competent and confident in what he does. Thanks, Ryan, we'll definitely call Your Mechanic and request you when the need arises again.

Patrick

11 years of experience
13 reviews
Patrick
11 years of experience
Patrick was late for the appointment due to some unforeseen problems. He was very nice and professional. It was a very difficult part to replace on my vehicle but he handled it with patience and composure. My son who lives in California recommended trying my mechanic out. I had never heard of the service and was very skeptical about trying it. Because of how good Patrick was, I am glad I tried it out. He also inspected other parts of my vehicle which was a good surprise. I would highly recommend Patrick to anyone and would ask for him anytime I need service. If Patrick is an example of your mechanics than you have a great service.

David

30 years of experience
107 reviews
David
30 years of experience
First 'Your Mechanic' experience & very pleased with (both) them & David. Absolutely no complaints/regrets. Interesting business model & hope this will be an ongoing option for our friends, family, & us in the future. David seemed extremely knowledgeable about not just this 24 yo car but various other autos. Thanks again.

Bryan

20 years of experience
44 reviews
Bryan
20 years of experience
Great guy and very good work. Thorough explanation of what he is doing and also what my car needs in the future based on his assessment. I would absolutely use him again. Very professional. Thanks Bryan!


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
2009 Chevrolet Aveo $723 $434.82 $287.96 12% $821.82
2014 Subaru WRX $750 $430.24 $319.96 12% $860.24
2011 Honda Accord $672 $311.82 $359.95 15% $795.57
2005 Lexus ES330 $657 $256.77 $399.95 17% $794.27
2006 Audi A4 $757 $276.97 $479.94 17% $921.97

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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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