Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Bristow.

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Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert is simply the best mechanic you could ask for. He is very knowledgeable and committed to what he is doing. He goes above and beyond to make sure your car in the best shape possible. I could not ask for more.
Robert is fast, friendly, very experienced and highly skilled. And he tracked down parts for extra work that was needed in minutes. I was very impressed, and I am not impressed easily. Robert ROCKS!

Joseph

18 years of experience
426 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
good
So amazing and professional really good mechanic too I wish I would have met him sooner!

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
did another great job

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 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.

Gerron

32 years of experience
168 reviews
Gerron
32 years of experience
Timely and personable :)

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
Awesome!

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank was nice and he got the job done quickly and graciously!

Joseph

18 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Joseph was a great mechanic. If he came across any problems that were not what he was asked, he would inform me. At the end he also sent me quotes for what it would cost to get those repairs.

Adam

15 years of experience
124 reviews
Adam
15 years of experience
Adam is great.

Joel

19 years of experience
737 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Great job. Very pleased.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Bristow?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Ford Fusion $745 $312.76 $431.94 16% $893.26
2004 Toyota Sequoia $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2015 Jeep Renegade $765 $364.70 $399.95 15% $902.20
2004 Lexus GX470 $774 $358.52 $415.94 15% $917.52
2014 Acura TSX $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82

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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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