Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Andover.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chet

40 years of experience
445 reviews
Chet
40 years of experience
Excellent service! Reliable, thorough, extremely convenient and saved me a ton of money! I feel confident that I will be able to continue running my old cor for much longer now. Thanks, Chet!
Outstanding mechanic,knowledgeable,and hardwork,one of the best.I was notified with appointment dates and times and all were kept,professional and friendly.

Robert

19 years of experience
657 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Excellent service! Robert showed up on time, was pleasant to work with, knew what he was doing and got the job done promptly and correctly. I'll definitely keep Robert and Your Mechanic in mind the next time I need automotive work done.
it was quick and good service!

Eduardo

18 years of experience
353 reviews
Eduardo
18 years of experience
Eduardo is an amazing technician with a very strong skill set and incredible work ethic. He arrived early, worked non-stop for 6 hours and got all my work done and cleaned up. He never asked for anything, worked at a fast pace, had a disciplined process and was always going above and beyond. Eduardo did my timing service (belt, water pump and other pieces) and replaced a bad alternator on my 2012 MDX. I'd strongly recommend him for almost any auto mechanical work you need!
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Joel

20 years of experience
768 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
Joel is awesome. 2nd time I've used him and he is courteous, diligent, efficient and does a great job.
Very informative friendly and punctual. Would highly recommend. Will be vetting service done by him again.

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
854 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Jeff was very professional and polite. Clearly knows his business and knows cars. Offered some good suggestions, good inspection, and did great work!
Jeffrey was fantastic! He was friendly and explained things well. He was early which was great since he had a 5 hour repair to complete. I'll definitely use Jeffery in the future.

Mack

21 years of experience
114 reviews
Mack
21 years of experience
I do not like the process of trying to find a good mechanic. But I am glad that Mack was the one sent to fix my Volvo. I have a couple other items on my other cars that need attention he is the guys I will be calling.

Jason

31 years of experience
150 reviews
Jason
31 years of experience
I wanted to have my timing belt and water pump and serpentine belt replaced on my V8 4Runner. Hard to find decent mechanics in my community so I looked online and chose My Mechanic. Prices were good and booked the appointment with Jason. Jason showed up on time and was courteous and explained all what would be done. It was a good experience and we were happy and will use Jason again for brakes and other maintenance on my cars.

Joseph

23 years of experience
44 reviews
Joseph
23 years of experience
I was a little nervous about having a mechanic come to my home and work on my vehicle, but I was pleasantly surprised with the whole experience. Joseph Jock is a Rockstar Mechanic!! Arrived on time, replaced everything on the list and then some. The wrong part was accidentally ordered, but no problem for Mike and Andrea at yourmechanic.com. They resolved the issue without charging me more than quoted even though the part and labor was more expensive. Joseph drove over 60 miles roundtrip to pick up the right part and install it. YOU CAN TRUST YOURMECHANIC.COM!!

Bryan

21 years of experience
45 reviews
Bryan
21 years of experience
Great guy and very good work. Thorough explanation of what he is doing and also what my car needs in the future based on his assessment. I would absolutely use him again. Very professional. Thanks Bryan!

Matthew

32 years of experience
709 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
excellent service and knowledge, friendly


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Andover?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Subaru Legacy $646 $382.00 $263.96 12% $736.75
2005 Subaru Legacy $586 $345.90 $239.97 12% $668.40
2006 Volkswagen GTI $817 $345.49 $471.94 16% $979.74
2015 Acura RLX $705 $385.26 $319.96 13% $815.26
2016 Audi A3 $801 $456.68 $343.95 12% $918.93

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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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