Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Trabuco Canyon.

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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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Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was early, professional and informative
Replaced water pump, timing belt, pulley tensioner, pulley, serpintine belt, and thermostat. A 5 hours work but he finished early. It is my first time using Yourmechanic services and I will rate as an EXCELLENT experience 10/10. First, it is very convenient bec. They come to me and I can comfortably wait at home. Second, they charge cheaper than any dealer or local shop I know. Third, Chris is very experience in his field of work, assess my truck and honestly recommends needed to be done in the future. I ask Chris if he could install the thermostat also (was not part of the service i ordered). When he finished, Chris waived off the extra charge and actually gave me a $10 discount bec. It is my first time using their service. Now, no one in any local shop I know would do that for me. I just found my home service that I can rely on if any of my car needs fixing. I would definitely recommend him to my friends.

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter is punctual, professional and courteous. Oh and by the way he's the most mechanically knowledgeable person I've spoken with in decades! (And I speak with a lot of people) Thanks Man!!!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
prompt, professional and great service
Whitney was on time for the appointment. I needed my timing belt/water pump replaced as it was well overdue and I kept putting it off. I also had a wor.n passenger side cv axle that needed replacement. Whitney performed both services requested in a timely manner. He was nice to talk to also, and had a couple of really good stories about his 30+ years of working on cars. Whitney is a very honest, hard working mechanic. Highly recommended!

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
My appointment was for 2:00 p.m on Saturday (04/30/2016). Heavy rain was forecasted for later on that afternoon, so Jeffrey called, and offered to start the timing belt change at 12:00 noon. That was very considerate of him. He is a very knowledgeable mechanic, and completed the work without any breaks. He wife came along with him, and they are both very pleasant to talk to. The Odyssey sounds like new now. Thank you Jeffrey.
I LOVE Jeffery! He has been taking care of the cars driven by my son and me for about 2 years. He is always willing to explain things about my car to me and he shows me the parts he has replaced. I totally trust Jeffery. He treats my car like it is his own.

Damian

9 years of experience
360 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Friendly and efficient service. Couldn’t ask for much more.
Excellent and professional mechanic! You can’t go wrong with Damian!

Joel

19 years of experience
737 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable
Great job. Very pleased.

Manuel

30 years of experience
270 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
Extremely convenient and a nice alternative to bringing your car into a mechanic or your dealer!

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben was great! I thought my alternator was bad but he found that it was the water pump, which was being replaced as part of the timing belt kit anyway. Ben saved me some money! He explained what he was doing, he was very professional and he's a great guy on top of it all. I'd have Ben work on my cars again without question! I'd give him six stars if I could. Thanks Ben!

Brandon

16 years of experience
269 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Brandon was great and professional as usual.

Christopher

23 years of experience
79 reviews
Christopher
23 years of experience
This was my first time using YourMechanic. I booked Chris to do a timing belt and water pump replacement on my car. Not only did he do an excellent job, he was also able to inform me of a few other things that needed to be taken care of on my car. He communicated with me well and explained everything to me thoroughly. Chris got me all taken care of for an affordable price and with great convenience to me. I would highly recommend this mechanic and will definitely contact him again in the future.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Trabuco Canyon?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Honda Ridgeline $648 $311.82 $335.95 15% $763.32
2004 Volkswagen Golf $664 $344.04 $319.96 14% $774.04
2008 Volkswagen GTI $841 $368.89 $471.94 16% $1003.14
2004 Lexus GS300 $627 $290.73 $335.95 15% $742.23
2014 Acura TSX $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82

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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.

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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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