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Joseph

27 years of experience
578 reviews
Joseph
27 years of experience
Great work! Showed up 15 minutes before the appointment! Was very friendly and thorough with his work. Highly recommend him.
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Whitney

39 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
39 years of experience
Whitney was very friendly and knowledgable. He did not try to sell me any additional repairs and was honest about the condition of my truck. He was happy to share his experience with me .I would highly recommend him to anybody.
Friendly helpful and honest. Highly recommended.

Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience
Showed up on time, finished on time, all repairs seem to be in good working order
GOOD!!!

David

14 years of experience
103 reviews
David
14 years of experience

Kevin

24 years of experience
463 reviews
Kevin
24 years of experience
Came on time, and fixed the issue with the check engine light

Edmar

22 years of experience
235 reviews
Edmar
22 years of experience
Edmar arrived on time did exce)lent work, explained and answered all my questions

Paul

19 years of experience
259 reviews
Paul
19 years of experience
Great experience. Very professional and timely.

Jeff

33 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
33 years of experience
Always a good experience with Jeff.

James

30 years of experience
790 reviews
James
30 years of experience
Was honest and professional fixed my timing and recommend another service to fix a oil leak I have been having after driving 50 miles or so with my wife we both said he did a good job thanks again

Mark

11 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
11 years of experience
Seriously, he saved my butt! I've already spread the word far and wide about your service and your company. I'll have him come back.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Ardmore?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Volkswagen Jetta $577 $200.70 $375.95 18% $705.95
2006 Toyota Tundra $784 $376.09 $407.94 15% $924.34
2008 Suzuki Reno $506 $306.03 $199.97 11% $574.78
2006 Acura RL $681 $337.15 $343.95 14% $799.40
2006 Audi A3 $700 $356.32 $343.95 14% $818.57

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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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