Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Allston.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

21 years of experience
1777 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Finished hard job an hour early. Nice work.
knocked it out very fast and helped make me feel safe to drive it.

Mark

10 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
10 years of experience
Mark came two times due to parts availability. He did not charge me extra. Instead, he replaced the drive belts for me as well which was not on the original code and the fluid flush at a discounted rates. In view of time spent and quality of work he is definitely affordable and professional. I will request him to do my next car repair project and refer him to anyone who needs in house car repair services.
All i can say is Mark is a very experience mechanic....

Gary

26 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
26 years of experience
He was a great mechanic & was in and out quickly.
He did a great job. The car runs great. I would refer your company to anyone. I will certainly use you again.

Robert

30 years of experience
587 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Robert is terrific!
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!

Robert

24 years of experience
10 reviews
Robert
24 years of experience
Robert was 15 minutes early to my appointment, he was very well prepared for the timing belt change and did the job neatly and professionally. I would highly recommend him for any job. His technical ability and knowledge of the work was very impressive.

Steve

29 years of experience
49 reviews
Steve
29 years of experience
Steve was great and helpful. He fixed our timing belt, and after realizing that the serpentine belt was breaking down and showing and asking us, he went out and got a new serpentine belt and still fixed everything on time. He made great recommendations for needed repairs, and I would definitely choose him to work on my car again.

Ryan

17 years of experience
62 reviews
Ryan
17 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and knows what he's doing.

Amor

42 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
42 years of experience

Dave

15 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
15 years of experience
Dave is the best!

Emmette

35 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
35 years of experience
Convenient


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Allston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volvo S80 $673 $272.71 $399.95 16% $810.21
2009 Volkswagen Routan $657 $264.89 $391.95 17% $791.64
2015 Chevrolet Cruze $848 $408.36 $439.94 15% $999.61
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $1126 $542.52 $583.92 15% $1327.27
2014 Acura RLX $648 $391.86 $255.96 11% $735.86

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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.

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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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