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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,101

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Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Emmette was extremely courteous and professional. I will definitely use the service again and specifically request his expertise. He completed the job very well and on time.
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Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Frist time client. I was blown away how Robert was able to do the work right on site. I'll use him again on future repairs. Thxs Robert. GREAT job!
Robert is really nice and professional and gives you good advice. He found out that the Mono Valve on the driver side was broken when he is replacing the timing belt for our car. He helped us change it without adding labor cost. Thank you Robert!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1023 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick showed up on time and was very courteoujdand professional. He got right to work and completed thegtiming belt and waterpump replacement . I am very impressed with this and will continue to use as it is significantly less expensive than going to the dealership.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
This is the first time I have ever used Your Mechanic and have to say that I was impressed. Whitney was thorough in explaining the repair work being done and presented himself to be an experienced and competent mechanic. He informed me of other repair items that should be done on my vehicle and offered sound advice on the repair work needed. Overall he did an excellent job.

Peter

41 years of experience
1222 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter is punctual, professional and courteous. Oh and by the way he's the most mechanically knowledgeable person I've spoken with in decades! (And I speak with a lot of people) Thanks Man!!!
Peter did an excellent job with our Nissan. He was informative and helpful. Peter was meticulous at his work and cleaned the area as he worked, as well as when he completed the job. He also diagnosed another issue with the vehicle and sent me a quote. We are very pleased with his service and will highly recommend him to friends looking for a great mechanic.

Eugenio

24 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
24 years of experience
I initially had Eugenio coming to my apartment complex to complete a timing belt service. When Eugenio arrived, we discovered his truck would not fit in the underground garage! Eugenio tried to arrange a different location to perform the service but we were unable to secure a secondary location. I rescheduled the appointment two weeks later with Eugenio at a friend's house. The service was prompt and Eugenio provided a wealth of information (and pictures!) on what was done and what was needed. Seriously, an -awesome- experience!! But YourMechanic should be aware of Mechanic Truck size in the city and servicing apartment areas.

Joseph

18 years of experience
417 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Very fast and friendly.

Khoa

18 years of experience
352 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Next time I will use it service again.

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
David was great. Took really good care of my car and was very professional.

James

29 years of experience
468 reviews
James
29 years of experience
James made my aging 2004 Honda Odyssey like new again. I'm very happy I got to work with James. He is an exceptional mechanic.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Alexandria?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Volvo S40 $602 $249.94 $351.95 16% $722.94
2005 Kia Sorento $873 $464.60 $407.94 13% $1012.85
2007 Volvo V70 $595 $283.51 $311.96 15% $702.76
2006 Lexus GS430 $726 $358.52 $367.95 14% $853.02
2007 Audi A4 Quattro $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14

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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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