Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Valrico.

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Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
Josh was very professional and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him and have him work on our cars again.
He was very nice and got the timing belt and water pump replaced fast.

Duane

24 years of experience
414 reviews
Duane
24 years of experience
Great service, and quick
He’s great and I will use as much as possible with al my cars.

Ben

40 years of experience
1184 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Great experience. Recommend very much. Five stars.
Had timing belt replaced- Amazing !!! Ben did a great job, he is professional and knows what he is doing. My car runs like it did when it was new. I will be using Ben from now on for all my car repairs! Nice guy also. BTW I am a real customer my service was done on 9/23/2016. I can't say enough about how happy I am with the work Ben did today. You have ALL my business!!!

Patrick

31 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick is very patient and professional , he has every tool imaginable . I highly recommend him. Not once did he complain about the heat and he stood in 110 degrees . Thanks again !!!!!
great techician

Allen

35 years of experience
471 reviews
Allen
35 years of experience
Allen was great. He was able to complete a scheduled 9 - 10 hour job in abut 6.5 hours. The car runs great and Allen was able to answer all of my questions. I will definitely ask for Allen the next time I need a car mechanic. Thanks Allen.

Joseph

19 years of experience
527 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
On time Communicated well Got done quick

Emmette

35 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
35 years of experience
Emmette was extremely courteous and professional. I will definitely use the service again and specifically request his expertise. He completed the job very well and on time.

Edmar

21 years of experience
205 reviews
Edmar
21 years of experience
Edmar arrived on time did exce)lent work, explained and answered all my questions

Godwin

23 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
23 years of experience
His service is good. thank you so much

Gary

26 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
26 years of experience
He was a great mechanic & was in and out quickly.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Valrico?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse $566 $325.84 $239.97 12% $648.34
2005 Chrysler Pacifica $784 $304.02 $479.94 17% $949.02
2013 Ford Escape $819 $362.64 $455.94 16% $975.39
2016 Audi A3 $851 $507.54 $343.95 12% $969.79
2016 Acura RLX $741 $420.74 $319.96 12% $850.74

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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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