Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Annapolis Junction.

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Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Super-helpful and showed me some repairs that I can easily do myself.
Competent and knowledgeable.

Barinder

20 years of experience
40 reviews
Barinder
20 years of experience
Barinder did a great job with the replacement of timing belt on Audi A6. He arrived on schedule informed on the service he was performing which he completed on time. I would recommend him anytime to any of my friends.
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.

Jason

30 years of experience
127 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Great job done. I will get Jason if I need help. Thank you.

Allen

34 years of experience
431 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
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.

Joseph

22 years of experience
44 reviews
Joseph
22 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!!

Tien

21 years of experience
887 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Friendly, honest and professional.

Chet

39 years of experience
437 reviews
Chet
39 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!

Bret

40 years of experience
54 reviews
Bret
40 years of experience
Bret is great. He did a thorough inspection for my car. He is very detail and patient. I recommend him to everyone without hesitation

Anthony

25 years of experience
16 reviews
Anthony
25 years of experience
Great!

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank was very knowledgeable and good at his job. He was also quick.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Annapolis Junction?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Dodge Charger $676 $291.64 $383.95 16% $807.64
2015 Volvo XC60 $1607 $1174.84 $431.94 8% $1755.34
2012 Subaru Legacy $826 $585.55 $239.97 9% $908.05
2005 Acura TL $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2004 Audi A6 Quattro $987 $435.51 $551.93 16% $1177.26

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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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