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Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
I have been recommending "YourMechanic" to everyone it is so convenient and the pricing is great !! No need to take time off work everything is done on the computer it's great !! No surprises you know the cost when you schedule the service I love it !! Joshua was absolutely AWESOME he was so professional and very nice the car runs soooo good I am extremely happy !!
Josh arrived early and was so vigilant about making sure I had all the pertinent information about what he was doing to the car. I love this service!
Jonathan

Jonathan

19 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
19 years of experience
I was pleasantly surprised at how professional Jonathan was. The whole experience was better than I expected it to be and I will definitely do business with Your Mechanic again because of him.
He did not give up until the leak stopped. It took two days.
Mark

Mark

8 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
8 years of experience
Best of the best.
Mark is a great find. He was on time and completely knowledgeable. He did the work I needed and also inspected my car and made recommendations on things I needed to get done. I can see why he gets very high ratings. He did an awesome job. I will be hiring him again in a week to complete the work he suggested and also recommending him to another friend.
Joseph

Joseph

24 years of experience
351 reviews
Joseph
24 years of experience
Joe arrived 40 minutes early and got to work right away. I know a little bit about mechanics and could see immediately he had plenty of experience and knew his stuff. He did the job in less than the allotted time and very cleanly. Tested the car to see the job was done properly and left the place as clean as he found it. Kudos for an excellent job and even better mechanic! I'm sure to request him again for my next job!
Showed up on time and did the job quickly and efficiently. Awesome job!
Mauricio

Mauricio

37 years of experience
84 reviews
Mauricio
37 years of experience
I had a very good experience with Mauricio and would recommend him. He would go above and beyond to meet his customer's satisfaction. He is one of the best and down to earth mechanic I know.
Jay

Jay

34 years of experience
566 reviews
Jay
34 years of experience
Guy is amazing, literally brought ky car back to life i couldn't thank him enough
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Arrived early, finished early and did a great job!
Patrick

Patrick

29 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
29 years of experience
Patrick did a great job! I appreciate his feedback and overall professionalism.
Robert

Robert

39 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
39 years of experience
Very good..
Kyle

Kyle

10 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
was great. i got to watch how its done, ask questions, finished precisely on time, was thorough & did it just how i would do it, if i knew what i was doing. hehe


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Boston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Volkswagen Passat $644 $260.04 $383.95 17% $776.04
2008 Hyundai Tucson $457 $216.66 $239.97 15% $539.16
2015 Volvo S60 $757 $324.99 $431.94 16% $905.49
2009 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $837 $276.97 $559.93 18% $1029.47

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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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