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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Paul

24 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
24 years of experience
Clean. polite.fast. Answered questions. Best service i had in years. Car Czar.
Paul did excellene job on 1999 Honda Odyssey.arrived on time

Ben

40 years of experience
1145 reviews
Ben
40 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!
Ben was on time, explained the process and completed the job to my satisfaction. Would surely recommend.

Fred

16 years of experience
365 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
Did a great job. Very professional and courteous.
Excellent service, arrived early, professional and very knowledgeable. He was able to diagnosis the issue, and he found a solution very quickly. Will definitely book his services again.

Whitney

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
38 years of experience
Whitney was very friendly and knowledgable. He did not try to sell me any additional repairs and was honest about the condition of my truck. He was happy to share his experience with me .I would highly recommend him to anybody.
Friendly helpful and honest. Highly recommended.

Charles

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

Gary

26 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
26 years of experience
Gary seemed very qualified and personable. Before leaving he gave me some good maintenance suggestions. Overall, it was a very positive experience.

Paul

18 years of experience
224 reviews
Paul
18 years of experience
Did a very good job.

Braxton

10 years of experience
197 reviews
Braxton
10 years of experience
Very Professional and knowledgeable Job well done!!!!!!!!

Russell

23 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
23 years of experience
Very good Mechanic, quickly diagnosis, get the job done.

Brandon

17 years of experience
275 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Brandon was courteous, punctual, and accommodating. I would probably give 5 stars once I've had a chance to review his mechanical work more thoroughly.


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
2015 Honda Accord $664 $304.42 $359.95 15% $788.17
2006 Hyundai Tucson $761 $321.22 $439.94 16% $912.47
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser $874 $313.79 $559.93 18% $1066.29
2005 Audi A4 $814 $253.57 $559.93 19% $1006.07
2008 Audi A4 $713 $345.49 $367.95 15% $839.99

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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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