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How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer $459 $144.46 $315.00 26% $628.21
2006 Volvo V70 $541 $267.54 $273.00 21% $686.79
2004 Subaru Baja $575 $365.13 $210.00 16% $687.63
2004 Lexus IS300 $693 $307.59 $385.00 22% $898.84
2003 Acura CL $603 $281.37 $322.00 22% $775.87
2003 Audi S6 $911 $427.95 $483.00 22% $1169.70
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Timing Belt Replacement Service

What is the Timing Belt all about?

The timing belt is a rubber belt located in the engine compartment behind the drive belts. Its job is to keep the crankshaft in sync with the camshaft(s), ensuring the proper timing and operation of the engine valves and therein, the engine.

Timing Belt

Keep in mind:

  • When replacing a timing belt, also replace the water pump, tensioner, and pulleys.
  • If the pulleys and tensioners should fail after only replacing the belt, it can cause valve or piston damage and lead to more expensive repairs, in order to have the engine run properly. It is therefore essential to replace the whole set.
  • We only replace the water pump if it is driven by the timing belt (true for 60% of the cars).

How it's done:

  • Remove accessories needed to gain access to engine timing cover.
  • Remove engine timing cover, inspect timing belt and pulleys for needed parts.
  • Remove and replace timing belt, water pump, pulleys, and tensioners.
  • Reinstall timing cover and all removed parts.
  • Start engine and check for proper engine operation and engine timing, as well as for cooling system leaks.

Our recommendation:

Follow the maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer and replace the timing belt as recommended. The timing belt drives the water pump in 60% of the cars. The labor cost of replacing the water pump is significantly higher than the cost of the pump. While replacing the timing belt, it is cost effective to replace the water pump. We highly recommend replacing the timing belt pulleys and tensioners. The tensioner applies pressure to the timing belt keeping it tight, while the pulleys keep the timing belt in line. These components are sealed units that contain bearings (they cannot be lubricated on a regular basis). The bearings wear out over time and may seize, causing the timing belt to come off, which can cause major internal engine damage.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Timing Belt?

  • Abnormal squeaking coming from the timing cover area.
  • If the timing belt breaks, the car will not start.

How important is this service?

Ignoring the replacement of a timing belt as a part of scheduled maintenance, could result in major engine failure down the road. You should not wait for your timing belt to break, it must be serviced regularly.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.7/5

Number of Reviews

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Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Outstanding! Was sceptical and hesitant to use this service, I'm just accustomed to the inconvenience of taking my car to a brick and mortar shop. Never again if it can be avoided. Peter was the consummate experienced professional. Not only was the problem exactly as he expected, the repair was less than the quote- which was already significantly less expensive than my past experience with traditional shops. I am overjoyed at the convenience of this service and I will definitely use again. Highly recommended, and Peter was phenomenal.
2004 LEXUS ES330 - TIMING BELT - PEORIA, ARIZONA

John

17 years of experience
310 reviews
John
17 years of experience
John was absolutely awesome on time professional and very knowledgeable I will absolutely use his services again.
2001 TOYOTA TUNDRA - TIMING BELT - ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Robert did a great job! I would definitely use his services again. I highly recommend.
2006 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER - TIMING BELT - SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

Maxwell

15 years of experience
389 reviews
Maxwell
15 years of experience
Maxwell showed up earlier than his appointment time with me. He is very knowledgeable of the vehicle parts and was kind enough to explain me some functions of the engine. When he was finished, there was no dirty spot in my driveway. He is cool...
2008 LEXUS GX470 - TIMING BELT - HOUSTON, TEXAS

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