Rapido Lube >> Brakes >> Repairs

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5650 66th St. North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709 USA
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Auto Repair Experience

  • Roberto Severino ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • Established 2003
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 38 Years of Car Repair Experience

Rapido Lube >> Brakes >> Repairs was established in 2003 and has been providing Saint Petersburg and the surrounding area with quality automotive repairs ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features a team of very experienced, highly trained technicians who are equipped with the tools and diagnostic equipment necessary to perform a wide range of repairs. These repairs can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light diagnosis and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. This work is backed by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as: “reliable”, “wonderful”, “friendly”, “honest”, and “knowledgeable”. Saturday and Sunday business hours and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.


Toyota Timing Chain Replacement Details

The timing chain keeps internal engine components in sync with each other by causing valves to open and close at the proper time. It is durable and generally needs no maintenance. However, timing chain failure can result in serious internal engine damage.

Common Symptoms:

  • Engine may stall or run rough
  • Noise in the front of the engine (a rattle or rumble, associated with engine speed)
  • Check Engine Light may illuminate and set misfire, camshaft sensor, and crankshaft sensor codes

What the Mechanic Should Do:

  • On certain engines, the water pump is driven by the timing chain. It should be replaced if the timing chain is replaced.
  • When replacing a timing chain, replace the whole timing chain set, which includes all of the chains, the gear set, the tensioner(s), and the guides
  • An engine may have multiple timing chains; replacing all of the chains and their related components is recommend if one chain requires replacement
  • Using high quality, fully synthetic engine oil may extend the life of the timing chain and related components
  • Sometimes, a defective water pump, a loose or defective harmonic balancer, a defective drive belt tensioner, or a cracked flex plate can exhibit symptoms that may be misdiagnosed as a worn timing chain assembly

Auto Repair Experience

  • Roberto Severino ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • Established 2003
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 38 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts


  • Open Saturday
  • Open Weekends
  • Service Guarantee
  • Wireless Internet

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Overall Rating

25 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

by - Verified Customer September 23, 2015

They did great. But I had brakes done earlier in the year. They squeak all the time. They're not supposed to squeak. I payed for the brakes and I'm not happy at all with them.

by - Verified Customer September 14, 2015

The price was decent and the guy was pretty honest. He seems like he knows what he's talking about.

by - Verified Customer September 13, 2015

They're very good. They really know vehicles. My vehicle is in good hands with them.

by September 10, 2015

The guy tells me what I need. What I don't need and what I might need in the future. They don't do any unnecessary repairs.

by - Verified Customer September 08, 2015

The guy there was pretty cool, he was helpful. It was pretty fast.

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by September 08, 2015

They did an alright job on the repairs that they performed.

by - Verified Customer September 07, 2015

There's an individual there that works there that I trust to work on my vehicle, that is honest.

by - Verified Customer September 05, 2015

They were quick. They were honest. Good prices. Great customer service. They did great work.

by - Verified Customer August 31, 2015

They do it good and they do it quick. They are great to talk to. They are fun.

by - Verified Customer August 31, 2015

They had one location before and I followed them to the new location. They had excellent customer service and I've been going there for like ten or so years. But the last time I went, my regular mechanic didn't have room in his schedule to do it so I had to go with someone else. They usually waive the price for the diagnostics, but this time they charged me for it. I'm actually going to stop going there and go to a different one now. Like I said, I thought it was kind of odd that they charged me for that diagnostics. Now, they're going to lose more money because I won't be taking my two vehicles in there now.

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by - Verified Customer August 29, 2015

I've recommended them already. They've got a new guy I don't know. I don't know if he's the manager or not. They should have kept it the way it was. Sebastian was there and he was always helping the customers. Now they've moved to a new location and I don't know who the manager is. It's a wonderful place. They do wonderful service. I can't say enough about them.

by August 28, 2015

They do really good service. Like I said, I just service my car there and I have no problem.

by - Verified Customer August 27, 2015

They are very friendly with excellent customer service. They are customer service oriented. Price wise, it is great service.

by - Verified Customer August 24, 2015

The workers are very nice and they don't pressure me into getting anything else done that I didn't need.

by August 21, 2015

I used them for my oil changes all the time. They're fast, I get in and I get out. They're a small business, I like small businesses, well local business is the correct term.

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by - Verified Customer August 18, 2015

I just had a radiator put in that I bought. Them being mechanics, they should know if the radiator is good or bad. They put in the radiator when it was bad. If they could see that the radiator was leaking, they should have told me then. My car started doing all kinds of stuff after I left them. I only said an 8 because I go to them frequently.

by August 15, 2015

They are reliable. They seem to be always available. They're on time. You get in and out.

by - Verified Customer August 10, 2015

They do a good job. It wasn't a 10 because I don't like how they push the extra stuff on you. When I go for an oil change, I don't like that they push the extra stuff.

by - Verified Customer August 08, 2015

They were honest. They explained everything. They gave me all the options. Great service. Knowledgeable service.

by - Verified Customer August 04, 2015

I like them. They're friendly. They're good. I trust them. I've been going to them for years and still will until something happens to stop me.

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by August 04, 2015

They were very courteous. They were fairly quick and explained everything while working on my car.

by - Verified Customer July 21, 2015

They have a lower price than Jiffy Lube.They are very good.

by - Verified Customer July 18, 2015

They were quick and friendly. I gave them a 7 because of their location.

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