Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Albany.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,045

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Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Arrived on time, courteous and professional.
Jeff arrived early and he and his wife were very friendly and professional. Asked if there were concerns other than the job assigned & noted those. He finished the repair ahead of scheduled time & also fixed a squeaky serpentine belt. I would highly recommend Jeff!
Allen

Allen

33 years of experience
344 reviews
Allen
33 years of experience
He was early and said he would be and kept his word. He is a very knowledgeable man who knows what he's doing. My car runs just like it did before. Thank you
Allen was very helpful in the maintenance of my car. I had the timing belt and idlers replaced. Allen arrived early to the appointment, and gave the car a good once over saying everything looked good, and gave me a suggestion of the transmission fluid exchange down the road. Did not try to sell me a service or part I did not need.
Luis

Luis

14 years of experience
62 reviews
Luis
14 years of experience
James

James

27 years of experience
331 reviews
James
27 years of experience
Great Honest Guy, Thanks For Everything !!!!
Mark

Mark

8 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
8 years of experience
I have lots of GREAT things to say about Mark. To be honest, I don't even know where to start. After my initial contact with the first mechanic, I was left with lots of questions especially an unsettled mind of confusion. I thought it was going to be a an easy fixed but scared because it took him about 15-20minutes to diagnosed what was wrong. I don't know too much about cars but I knew it doesn't take that fast to really diagnose a serious problem. When I booked my appointment, I wondered what kind of mechanic I was going to end up with. To my pleasuring surprised, I was blessed to have landed Mark. He was very knowledgeable, professional, competent, courteous, and best of all, very friendly! He also took the time to share his knowledge, educate me with each car parts and its functions! I have learned so much from him, he was very thorough and paid lots of attention to details. He was such a perfectionist and also made sure that everything was done properly. Above all of it, he was very neat and clean. Good mechanics are very hard to find but to get lucky with a great one is a bonus! I totally recommend Mark to anyone especially to my friends and families. YourMechanic have gained a new customer and as long as you send Mark I will continue to be your customer! Job well done! God bless and thank you so much, Mark!!!!!!
Barinder

Barinder

14 years of experience
27 reviews
Barinder
14 years of experience
It was my first experience with this firm. My car required timing belt change. Barinder came to my address on time. He was very professional, friendly, and gave me all the correct advice specifically needed for my car. He finished the work on time and also inspected the car throughly. He also advised on other aspects, by which I can get better, and long lasting service from my car.
Donald

Donald

37 years of experience
7 reviews
Donald
37 years of experience
Donald was a pleasure to deal with and I will be bring my car back to him for future service and repairs.
David

David

29 years of experience
107 reviews
David
29 years of experience
First 'Your Mechanic' experience & very pleased with (both) them & David. Absolutely no complaints/regrets. Interesting business model & hope this will be an ongoing option for our friends, family, & us in the future. David seemed extremely knowledgeable about not just this 24 yo car but various other autos. Thanks again.
David

David

23 years of experience
50 reviews
David
23 years of experience
I can't rave enough about how fast amd knowledgeable and punctual David is. My father owned a shop for 13+ years and would have been very happy to know David and would have jumped at the chance to hire someone with his integrity. I wish there were 6 stars!
Augie

Augie

28 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
28 years of experience
Very Professional, Friendly Job done well within time frame.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Albany?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Fiat 500 $740 $388.44 $351.95 14% $861.44
2007 Hyundai Tiburon $407 $174.82 $231.97 16% $486.57
2004 Kia Sorento $939 $458.68 $479.94 14% $1103.68
2004 Lexus IS300 $731 $290.73 $439.94 17% $881.98
2015 Acura RDX $600 $311.82 $287.96 14% $698.82

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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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