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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,119

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Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
very professional and reliable experience Jerome was a true profession I will definitely use your mechanic again no gimmicks or smoke screens just honest mechanical work on my vehicle as consumers that's all we can ask for
Jerome did a great job on my honda - I will be calling on him for more repairs and telling my friends about him.

Damian

9 years of experience
381 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
GOOD JOB, BUT DISAPPOINTED ON THE WAY BRAKE JOBS ARE PERFORMED, IN MOST CASES THE BRAKE PERSON WILL GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE OUT THE DISCS AND BE PREPARED TO CHANGE THEM OUT IF NECESSARY. THE MECHANIC DID NOT BRING THE ROTORS OR GIVE THE CUSTOMER THE OPTION OF PURCHASING THE ROTORS AND CHANGING THEM OUT, INSTEAD OFFERING A NEW QUOTE, SO FEEL TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. OTHER THAN THIS ISSUE, THE MECHANIC DID A GOOD JOB, CHANGING OUT THE WATER PUMP, BRAKE PADS, BRAKE FLUSH, AND TIMING BELT.
Fixed car in a timely manner and very nice attitude

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua came right on time, was extremely friendly and fixed my timing belt with no problems. I am very happy with his work and would be happy to use him again on my auto repair.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Wonderful guy, very knowledgeable and honest and finished work by putting some extra work. Its difficult to find honest mechanics and Whitney is one of them. Very friendly. I'll use him again for future services.

Christopher

25 years of experience
14 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
Chris explained exactly what he was going to do. Arrived early and even went with me on a test drive

Henry

32 years of experience
139 reviews
Henry
32 years of experience
Very courteous and polite. Expert workmanship. Very patient and thorough.

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Fast service

Dan

37 years of experience
730 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan was early and ready to service my vehicle. He showed me the flaws in the belt which was causing the problem , test drove it and left the area clean. I felt as if he was very knowledgeable regarding the job and I felt good about leaving my car in his hands. Thanks Dan Cindy

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Experienced some setbacks but persevered and got it done.I recommend Ira.

Mack

20 years of experience
114 reviews
Mack
20 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.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Baltimore?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Kia Sportage $737 $320.62 $415.94 16% $879.62
2008 Volvo C70 $725 $324.99 $399.95 15% $862.49
2008 Hyundai Tiburon $625 $320.62 $303.96 14% $729.12
2008 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57
2005 Audi TT Quattro $661 $348.93 $311.96 13% $768.18

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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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