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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Hebis just plainly the best!!!

Joseph

18 years of experience
429 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
On time, helpful, professional. Joseph is my new mechanic!
Joseph did an amazing job. He was on time, very professional and did an amazing job. I will definitely refer him to my friends and will be using him anytime I need a mechanic.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff was a very knowledgeable about what he was doing and went about it in a professional way. I will request him when I have more repairs to be done. He had everything needed to do the job. When he had a tool problem, rather than quit, he worked through it and was able to complete the job in record time. I liked the way his truck was set up for most jobs he had to do.
Prompt, professional Very friendly, would definitely work with Jeff again. Thanks!

Josh

22 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
Excellent! Josh was early to my appointment. He explained everything he was doing and saved me money. He was very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend Josh, actually I already have.
Nice , friendly, professional expert

Art

23 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
23 years of experience
I'm always happy with Art!

Dennys

28 years of experience
22 reviews
Dennys
28 years of experience
Denny is very kind and courteous. He done an excellent job and finished and hour early. Showed up exactly when he was scheduled. I highly recommend.

Jonathon

14 years of experience
5 reviews
Jonathon
14 years of experience
He was on time, very friendly and knowledgeable

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan was early and ready to service my vehicle. He showed me the flaws in the belt which was causing the problem , test drove it and left the area clean. I felt as if he was very knowledgeable regarding the job and I felt good about leaving my car in his hands. Thanks Dan Cindy

David

16 years of experience
44 reviews
David
16 years of experience
David was early to the appointment and very friendly and professional!

Omar

19 years of experience
67 reviews
Omar
19 years of experience
We have already decided to contact Omar next month to handle oil and maintenance on both of our vehicles. He was great. I will be sharing this service and positive experience with all my single girlfriends.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in West Hollywood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Volvo S60 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2010 Chevrolet Aveo $723 $434.82 $287.96 12% $821.82
2007 Toyota Sequoia $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2005 Acura RL $792 $311.82 $479.94 17% $956.82
2007 Lexus GX470 $798 $358.52 $439.94 15% $949.77

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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.

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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