Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Thousand Oaks.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua came right on time, was extremely friendly and fixed my timing belt with no problems. I am very happy with his work and would be happy to use him again on my auto repair.
Great service. Quick through job. Joshua is very friendly and a pleasure to have work on my van.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1044 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was on time and very thorough.

Joel

19 years of experience
742 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Great job. Very pleased.
Very knowledge and professional.

Joseph

25 years of experience
490 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph arrived early. Got set up... quick and efficient. Car was fixed and running like a top!! Thank you Joseph for helping us keep these old cars running.... 
Prompt (early, even), very competent, and pleasant.

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Emmette came on time. He took time and did a very thorough job with my Sienna at my house. He changed timing belt, water pump, thermostat, AC/drive belts, and also performed transmission fluid service. Great services. I would definitely use him again in the future.
This was my first time using YourMechanic, .Emmette showed up on time and he was fully prepared for the job. He had all of the necessary tools with him. He was very knowledgeable about my car and seemed to have significant servicing experience with year, make and model of my car. He took proper care of my car during the repair and completed the work within the estimated time. Great Job Thanks !!!

Robert

18 years of experience
625 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

Khoa

18 years of experience
362 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Nice guy

Diego

19 years of experience
420 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Excellent service. Very professional!

Gerron

32 years of experience
170 reviews
Gerron
32 years of experience
We had a fantastic experience with Gerron. He was punctual, clean, professional, and friendly -- he wasn't even fazed by having our 5yr old hanging out to watch. Peeking in his van, everything was clean, and well organized. He listened to what we said, and was patient in answering our questions. Every step of the way, he gave us the information we needed to make decisions on how to proceed with the repairs -- our best case/worst case scenarios, and what our options were in either case. His explanations about what was wrong were in plain language, easy for non-mechanics to understand, without being condescending. When it turned out that we were facing the worst case scenario (needing a new motor), he gave us the option of completing the repair (i.e. putting all the parts back on the car) or stopping early so that we didn't incur any further parts or labour expenses. We opted to stop early, and he left us all the parts lined up in an orderly fashion. I wouldn't hesitate to have Gerron be our go-to mechanic.

James

40 years of experience
8 reviews
James
40 years of experience
Top notch changed my timing belt on my car explained everything about the job was very professional, will use his service again .


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Thousand Oaks?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Dodge Nitro $540 $291.64 $247.96 13% $624.89
2007 Kia Sportage $529 $216.66 $311.96 16% $635.91
2004 Jeep Liberty $570 $322.12 $247.96 13% $655.37
2006 Audi A4 Quattro $1143 $559.32 $583.92 14% $1344.07
2005 Lexus GS300 $731 $290.73 $439.94 17% $881.98

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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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