Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Accokeek.

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Maxwell

Maxwell

15 years of experience
389 reviews
Maxwell
15 years of experience
Oh my gosh, its been a long time since I been without my transportation. I was told I would have to wait three days for my car to get fixed. Then an angle blessed me Maxwell came out to repair Sunflower {my truck} I was unsure if Sunflower would run again. I'm greatful for Mobil mechanics my children and I have our lifeline back. There is really not many words I can say to show Max we are greatful. Max from Sunflower the kiddos and I we hope thank you is enough. THANK YOU MAXWELL!!!
Timely, friendly, efficient, awesome!!!
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
Joshua was GREAT! He worked cleanly (first spreading a tarp and mat to catch any drips/drops), safely (jacking up the car and placing the front end on solid jack stands), and knew what he was doing. He ask several questions about the engine before starting to replace the timing belt. He came with all the possible parts he would need even though he didn't use all of them. Since we had a new water pump he gave us a credit for the one not used. He explained what he found and what caused the engine to not run correctly. The concept of Your Mechanic coming to our house to do the repairs saved us towing and repair costs, not to mention the free education I received as Joshua explained what he was doing and finding. He worked quickly and quietly and completed the repairs within the estimated time. He did a very complete cleanup of the car and work area before leaving. Recommend him and Your Mechanic - absolutely. We are hoping to have YourMechanic work on our other cars.
Joshua found the source of the problem almost immediately upon doing his Preliminary Inspection ( it was NOT what I called him for). He showed up for the appointment we made for the repair and I was impressed by his professionalism. He had all his equipment and parts in order and did exactly what he promised in the time we allotted. He answered all my questions and I could tell he was very knowledgeable and was also conscientious about his methodology: he cleaned all the parts, he solved two more problems he noted as he worked, and when he was done, my truck was HAPPY and he didn't even leave a drop of oil on the ground, or a dirty fingerprint on the paint! Joshua is a credit to all mechanics everywhere. I HIGHLY recommend the services of YOURMECHANIC.COM.
Patrick

Patrick

30 years of experience
865 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Awesome very helpful
Tung

Tung

13 years of experience
211 reviews
Tung
13 years of experience
Absolutely wonderful customer service. He also informed me of upcoming repairs.
Very detailed and honest. Did great work and was finished much faster than the original time estimate. Very highly recommended!
Joel

Joel

18 years of experience
562 reviews
Joel
18 years of experience
Great job. Very pleased.
Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
Quick, knowledgeable, very skillful and genuine honest mechanic. Would recommend to anyone and made me a believer of this service.
Brandon

Brandon

15 years of experience
241 reviews
Brandon
15 years of experience
Brandon was very knowledgeable, friendly and really knows his stuff.
Frederick

Frederick

13 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
13 years of experience
Mark

Mark

8 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
8 years of experience
Best of the best.
Melvin

Melvin

14 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
14 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Accokeek?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Honda Pilot $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2006 Toyota Sequoia $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2004 Volkswagen Touareg $1011 $427.54 $583.92 16% $1212.29
2005 Lexus GS300 $731 $290.73 $439.94 17% $881.98
2009 Acura TL $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82

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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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