Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Visalia.

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Number of Reviews

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Emmette

Emmette

33 years of experience
269 reviews
Emmette
33 years of experience
Emmette did a great job changing the oil pump, timing belt and water pump on my 2001 Avalon. Unfortunately due to the age and milage (200k) of the vehicle, several problems presented themselves (including broken bolts, manifolds/compressor interference) . Emmette's experience and dedication shined as the job was eventually completed successfully. He arrived early, pre-coordinated with me, and kept me posted on progress. I'm impressed with his work, his expertise, his dedication and will certainly be asking for him again.
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.
Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience
the care rides like a dream, Gary worked really hard and was very professional
He was a great mechanic & was in and out quickly.
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
Robert

Robert

29 years of experience
179 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert changed the timing belt and water pump in my Honda CRV. He also examined all major parts of my car as a part of the service. He is very thorough trusworthy master taking his time to do the excellent job. I recomend him.
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Great experience. Recommend very much. Five stars.
Russell

Russell

21 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
21 years of experience
Seemed very knowledgeable and courteous.
Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
432 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
Joseph was great to work with. He was prompt, very knowledgeable, and explained all of the services.
Brett

Brett

7 years of experience
167 reviews
Brett
7 years of experience
I can't say enough about Brett and his knowledge and great attitude. He narrowly saved me from a broken timing belt and though it was not an easy job, he stuck to it and finished it with a smile on his face. I would highly highly recommend him to service anyones vehicle. Its rare to meet someone as honest and professional as Brett. Thanks again sir.
James

James

28 years of experience
364 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James was very professional & thorough. I am very pleased with the service I received and will not only use him again in the future, but will also recommend him to my friends.
Robert

Robert

24 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
24 years of experience
I had a horrible ordeal that I feel in the end resulted in a positive situation.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Visalia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Hyundai Tiburon $407 $174.82 $231.97 16% $486.57
2004 Chevrolet Epica $652 $507.63 $143.98 7% $701.13
2015 Fiat 500 $740 $388.44 $351.95 14% $861.44
2004 Audi A4 $1089 $505.30 $583.92 15% $1290.05
2006 Audi A4 Quattro $1089 $505.30 $583.92 15% $1290.05

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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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