Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Universal City.

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Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Jeff checked to make sure the water pump was bad before he started work, which was very fast & he went over & beyond my expectations. Well done!
Jeffrey was on time, informative and knew his business. I will not hesitate to ask for him again.
Raul

Raul

31 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
31 years of experience
good job . para los latinos , el habla espanol y hace buen trabajo
The whole process was easy and pleasant.
Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
Jeff came on time, worked quickly, and seemed very competent. Using Your Mechanic is very convenient. I will use Jeff and Your Mechanic again.
Super awesome mechanic, highly recommend. Very, friendly and has a wealth of knowledge on every vehicle out there. Fast persist and proficient work ethic. Most honest mechanic iv met in my life . Not enough good things to say about Jeff, if you need your car fixed and want reliable fast and dependable grade A+ mechanic who can fix any problem out there, Jeff is your man.
Brandon

Brandon

15 years of experience
241 reviews
Brandon
15 years of experience
Brandon was great and professional as usual.
Brandon is a master mechanic. He is very knowledgeable and skillfully. Highly recommend.
Charles

Charles

24 years of experience
22 reviews
Charles
24 years of experience
Charles was very concerned to make sure I was aware of everything that he was doing.
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
I trust Ben to get the job done!
Manuel

Manuel

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

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
Very helpful and professional. Thanks Gregory.
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Already using him again...
Issac

Issac

11 years of experience
4 reviews
Issac
11 years of experience
Issac arrived early and took care of everything we asked for. He also took the time to explain the work performed and what additional maintenance I should prioritize. Very, very satisfied with everything he did. A+ all around.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Universal City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Hyundai Tucson $415 $174.82 $239.97 16% $497.32
2004 Volkswagen Beetle $520 $216.52 $303.96 16% $625.02
2005 Jeep Wrangler $529 $328.82 $199.97 11% $597.57
2004 Land Rover Freelander $902 $381.87 $519.93 16% $1080.62
2005 Audi A8 Quattro $947 $427.54 $519.93 15% $1126.29

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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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