Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Vista.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,163

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William

18 years of experience
33 reviews
William
18 years of experience
William did a great job he replaced the timing belt on my truck and and did it in the time he said that it would take he also adjusted my quote as that there were some things that did not have to be done. very please with the work he performed and the price. I will call on William again as I have some other things that I need to have done on my truck.
Great Mechanic!!! I could tell this guy knows what he is talking about. I just had a timing belt replacement, and he found another issue ...showed me all the codes... and gave me the option of canceling the timing belt to take care of the new issue. For maintenance sake I chose for him to continue the belt replacement. Very honest guy...No BS. He left my old parts as well, which was a great additional sign that the work was truly done. Can’t really say enough about this guy. Would definitely recommend and will be booking in the near future. Thank you William!!!!

Richard

12 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
12 years of experience
He is very thorough to see that job was done right
Work was great so was he one of the best mechanics I ever met in my life great work great person will be hiring him again thank you

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
knowledgeable
Gregorz (goes by Gregory) is very professional. He replaced my timing belt which is a big job. Due to complications the work was performed in his garage because he needed a lift. Had I known all that was involved, I would have taken the car to his garage as opposed to attempting the repair at my home. Gregorz also called out the the timing belt tensioner should be replaced but that wasn't part of the quote. He got the part at a local parts store and installed that as well. He lost about 30-40 minutes going to the part store - I though he went over and beyond as he could have just used the old tensioner and said nothing.

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
A great guy on time and gets the job done.
Was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond what was expected as well as took the time to answer all my questions to my satisfaction. I would recommend him to anyone.

Jonathan

21 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
21 years of experience
I was pleasantly surprised at how professional Jonathan was. The whole experience was better than I expected it to be and I will definitely do business with Your Mechanic again because of him.

Steve

14 years of experience
27 reviews
Steve
14 years of experience
This was his second job on our VW. The work was done with great professional skill. He is very knowledgeable of the work that needs to be done. He has great work ethics. he is always on time for the appointment. Which is very unusual in this day in time. We are grateful that we discovered Your Mechanic and we are extremely pleased with all of Steve's work. We have recommended Your Mechanic to many of our friends.

Chet

40 years of experience
445 reviews
Chet
40 years of experience
Excellent service! Reliable, thorough, extremely convenient and saved me a ton of money! I feel confident that I will be able to continue running my old cor for much longer now. Thanks, Chet!

David

31 years of experience
107 reviews
David
31 years of experience
David communicated very well, all the way from when he was going to arrive thru completion of the job. He was very neat and tidy. The job was performed efficiently and very professionally. David was a complete professional and a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend him!

Michael

37 years of experience
110 reviews
Michael
37 years of experience
Michael was punctual and courteous. He explained the work being done and pointed out other items that would need attention soon. He was great.

David

26 years of experience
182 reviews
David
26 years of experience
David was great. He arrived on time (closer to 9am than to 10am), worked like mad until late afternoon, showed me the parts that were removed including the timing belt and water pump, and offer me other auto repair services in the future.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Vista?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Toyota Highlander $656 $255.97 $399.95 17% $793.47
2006 Volvo V50 $578 $314.19 $263.96 13% $668.94
2011 Chevrolet Cruze $680 $440.12 $239.97 10% $762.62
2013 Acura RDX $575 $311.02 $263.96 13% $665.77
2006 Lexus RX400h $672 $255.97 $415.94 17% $814.97

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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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