Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Bristol.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,045

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Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
We have known Robert for many years & know of his skills
Frist time client. I was blown away how Robert was able to do the work right on site. I'll use him again on future repairs. Thxs Robert. GREAT job!
Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience
He did a great job. The car runs great. I would refer your company to anyone. I will certainly use you again.
Emmette

Emmette

33 years of experience
269 reviews
Emmette
33 years of experience
This was my first time using YourMechanic, .Emmette showed up on time and he was fully prepared for the job. He had all of the necessary tools with him. He was very knowledgeable about my car and seemed to have significant servicing experience with year, make and model of my car. He took proper care of my car during the repair and completed the work within the estimated time. Great Job Thanks !!!
Emmette was extremely courteous and professional. I will definitely use the service again and specifically request his expertise. He completed the job very well and on time.
Tien

Tien

20 years of experience
746 reviews
Tien
20 years of experience
AWESOME. Tien was right on time. He also explained things to me professionally and without brushing me off when I had questions, something which doesn't happen too often in mechanics' environment being a woman. The repair cost was almost half of what I had been quoted by a local shop(!!)...and the convenience! In my opinion it doesn't get any better when it comes to car repairs!!! Did I say AWESOME?! Thank you, Tien!
Dan

Dan

36 years of experience
611 reviews
Dan
36 years of experience
Luke

Luke

13 years of experience
138 reviews
Luke
13 years of experience
Incredible workmanship, considering the extreme heat out there today.
Martin

Martin

39 years of experience
90 reviews
Martin
39 years of experience
Marty was awesome! He was accommodating to my schedule and made sure my car was in tip-top shape before he returned it. He over communicated and I felt confident with every recommendation he provided. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of car repairs.
Joe

Joe

20 years of experience
58 reviews
Joe
20 years of experience
Joe was awesome.
Jordan

Jordan

6 years of experience
59 reviews
Jordan
6 years of experience
Couldn't be more pleased! I had lots of, um, let's call it "deferred maintenance" on my van... it was getting embarrassing. And when my oil light came on, I was pretty sure she was a goner. Jordan arrived on time (early in fact), performed a very thorough inspection and explained -- without condescension or high-pressure doomsday sales techniques -- what it would take to get back on track. I am thrilled with his work (and at not having to miss any of my work!) and will never defer maintenance again!
Sergio

Sergio

42 years of experience
46 reviews
Sergio
42 years of experience
This man is a professional. Very detailed and thorough Will tell you exactly what's going on with your car. Test drive and make sure your issue is fixed Constantly keep you updated Gives a detailed report with pictures every step of the way When I have any more issues with Jeanette I will definitely call Sergio.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Bristol?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Dodge Stratus $577 $304.63 $271.96 13% $670.13
2009 Hyundai Tucson $457 $216.66 $239.97 15% $539.16
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse $528 $288.43 $239.97 13% $610.93
2004 Acura TL $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2008 Lexus SC430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52

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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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