Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Andover.

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Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Thank you so much for your hard work! You did an awesome job on my car it's running great!
Joseph arrived on time and made sure he understood the problem before starting any work. He made the repairs within the estimated time for the price quoted with no upselling. He told me to call if I had any issues. I'm a satisfied customer.

Robert

18 years of experience
623 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Great service!
This was awesome. Booking was easy. Robert was on-time. Fantastic. I'd highly recommend him. He did the work right on the street in front of my house. He did the work. Cleaned up. Left nothing wasteful behind. This is a fantastic service.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 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.
Was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond what was expected as well as took the time to answer all my questions to my satisfaction. I would recommend him to anyone.

Joseph

18 years of experience
429 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Joseph is an excellent mechanic with a genuine disposition. After he completed everything, he gave me tips on repairs I could do myself. I have highly recommended him to my friends and family.

Timothy

20 years of experience
104 reviews
Timothy
20 years of experience
He did s really good job

Kevo

310 years of experience
189 reviews
Kevo
310 years of experience
Kevin was outstanding, professional, and communicative! He was detailed, informative, and was willing to walk the extra mile for me as a customer! I've never had better service!

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience

Jay

35 years of experience
696 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Absolutely love this service!

Fred

15 years of experience
334 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience

Dominic

26 years of experience
128 reviews
Dominic
26 years of experience
Excellent mechanic who really cares. Extremely knowledgeable and explained everything perfectly. !yook time to make sure everything was perfect, knowing that our daughter would be driving the car.


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
2004 Toyota Sequoia $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2005 Volkswagen Passat $753 $352.96 $399.95 15% $890.46
2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse $528 $288.43 $239.97 13% $610.93
2008 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57
2004 Land Rover Freelander $983 $462.59 $519.93 15% $1161.34

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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.

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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