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Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Best of the best.
I have lots of GREAT things to say about Mark. To be honest, I don't even know where to start. After my initial contact with the first mechanic, I was left with lots of questions especially an unsettled mind of confusion. I thought it was going to be a an easy fixed but scared because it took him about 15-20minutes to diagnosed what was wrong. I don't know too much about cars but I knew it doesn't take that fast to really diagnose a serious problem. When I booked my appointment, I wondered what kind of mechanic I was going to end up with. To my pleasuring surprised, I was blessed to have landed Mark. He was very knowledgeable, professional, competent, courteous, and best of all, very friendly! He also took the time to share his knowledge, educate me with each car parts and its functions! I have learned so much from him, he was very thorough and paid lots of attention to details. He was such a perfectionist and also made sure that everything was done properly. Above all of it, he was very neat and clean. Good mechanics are very hard to find but to get lucky with a great one is a bonus! I totally recommend Mark to anyone especially to my friends and families. YourMechanic have gained a new customer and as long as you send Mark I will continue to be your customer! Job well done! God bless and thank you so much, Mark!!!!!!

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience
There's nothing more irritating than car problems, so when I find a good, honest mechanic, I stick with them. Well, today I took a chance and tried YourMechanic. Why? Because their price for changing my timing belt was substantially less than the dealer price and even beat the price quoted by my regular mechanic. The result? Awesome. Kenny was prompt and courteous and most importantly, he's an extremely skilled mechanic. I give YourMechanic and Kenny a double thumbs up!
Kenneth is great. He got the job done. I provided the parts but got a couple of them wrong. No big deal because Kenneth went out of his way and picked up the correct serpentine belts. That is just awesome.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
842 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeff arrived early and he and his wife were very friendly and professional. Asked if there were concerns other than the job assigned & noted those. He finished the repair ahead of scheduled time & also fixed a squeaky serpentine belt. I would highly recommend Jeff!
Jeffrey was very professional! My timing belt was broken, so he came into a situation that was 50/50 in terms of being able to get it running again. He was very honest with me about this 50/50 chance and let me know that he would do all that he could by replacing the belt and hoping for the best. He was very considerate of not wasting my time or money. He put the new timing belt on and my car is up and running, the engine is just fine too! I am extremely grateful for his help. I'd recommend Jeffrey in a heartbeat.

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Exceptional Mechanic

Kelly

32 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
32 years of experience
Very satisfactory. Knowlegeable and thorough.

Barinder

20 years of experience
40 reviews
Barinder
20 years of experience
It was my first experience with this firm. My car required timing belt change. Barinder came to my address on time. He was very professional, friendly, and gave me all the correct advice specifically needed for my car. He finished the work on time and also inspected the car throughly. He also advised on other aspects, by which I can get better, and long lasting service from my car.

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.

Peter

41 years of experience
1247 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
I couldn't have been more pleased with Peter's work. He was very professional, very knowledgeable, and nothing seemed like too much trouble for him to do. The work was completed on time and at the price quoted. He made the entire car repair process as painless as possible!! I am looking forward to working with him again in the future.

Martin

40 years of experience
90 reviews
Martin
40 years of experience
Marty was awesome! He was accommodating to my schedule and made sure my car was in tip-top shape before he returned it. He over communicated and I felt confident with every recommendation he provided. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of car repairs.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Union City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser $883 $323.19 $559.93 17% $1075.69
2005 Chrysler Sebring $503 $231.11 $271.96 15% $596.61
2011 Hyundai Elantra $513 $216.66 $295.96 16% $614.41
2008 Lexus RX400h $593 $256.77 $335.95 16% $708.27
2004 Lexus GS430 $702 $358.52 $343.95 14% $820.77

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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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