Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Bel Air.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Chris showed up early for the appt. He scored points for that. Chris got right down to business. He was great. I deginitely will be using him again! Thanks Chris!
Awesome problem solver
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
GOOD!!!
Hebis just plainly the best!!!
Paul

Paul

22 years of experience
206 reviews
Paul
22 years of experience
Paul did excellene job on 1999 Honda Odyssey.arrived on time
Paul was very thorough, and did the job the right way, very honest about the condition of my car. I appreciate the honesty and the explanations he gave me for the parts I needed and why I did. Very clean operation, can't even tell he was here. Will definitely call on him again when I have an automobile repair that is over my head.
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Very pleased with Robert's work, and my interaction with him. He went beyond what I contracted. I will request him again when I need more work done. I'll just add, I like this new mode of car service that YourMechanic offers. I also am pleased about the documentation [pics] that came with the receipt. I will take any opportunity to recommend this service to my friends. The timing belt replacement would have cost 3x as much at Chrysler service.
Robert did a great job! I would definitely use his services again. I highly recommend.
Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
David

David

18 years of experience
107 reviews
David
18 years of experience
Rodney

Rodney

33 years of experience
336 reviews
Rodney
33 years of experience
I booked an appointment with Rodney for a timing belt, water pump, and primary belt(s) replacement service on my 2003 Toyota Tundra. The appointment was scheduled for 8am, and Rodney showed up right on time. From start to finish Rodney provided excellent customer service and great technical ability. I would not hesitate to utilize Rodney again, in fact I plan on setting up my next service for my other vehicle very soon and specifically asking for Rodney. If your on the fence about utilizing this service for your automobile service needs, rest assured that with Rodney as your service technician you will be completely at ease.
Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 years of experience
Maxwell

Maxwell

15 years of experience
389 reviews
Maxwell
15 years of experience
Maxwell arrived on time and explained everything that he would be doing. He was great at helping me understand my vehicles systems. Upon completion I was one happy camper. Highly recommended!!
Brett

Brett

7 years of experience
167 reviews
Brett
7 years of experience
Best experience I've ever had getting work done on my car.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Bel Air?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Volvo S40 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2008 Kia Spectra5 $505 $216.66 $287.96 16% $603.66
2007 Volkswagen Golf City $693 $221.33 $471.94 18% $855.58
2010 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07
2005 Audi Allroad Quattro $818 $290.00 $527.93 18% $999.50

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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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