Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Capitol Heights.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,119

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua was GREAT! He worked cleanly (first spreading a tarp and mat to catch any drips/drops), safely (jacking up the car and placing the front end on solid jack stands), and knew what he was doing. He ask several questions about the engine before starting to replace the timing belt. He came with all the possible parts he would need even though he didn't use all of them. Since we had a new water pump he gave us a credit for the one not used. He explained what he found and what caused the engine to not run correctly. The concept of Your Mechanic coming to our house to do the repairs saved us towing and repair costs, not to mention the free education I received as Joshua explained what he was doing and finding. He worked quickly and quietly and completed the repairs within the estimated time. He did a very complete cleanup of the car and work area before leaving. Recommend him and Your Mechanic - absolutely. We are hoping to have YourMechanic work on our other cars.
know his stuff on my car and I appreciate how professional he is. ill keep him as my got to guy to work on my car.

Joseph

18 years of experience
433 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
So amazing and professional really good mechanic too I wish I would have met him sooner!
Love this company so much! Second time I've had Joseph and he's fantastic!

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
Gary is a great mechanic. Very honest. Very curtious. Did a great job.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1053 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was outstanding. He explained everything to me that he was doing and answered all of my questions while giving me great suggestions about my vehicle.

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete is very competent and kind man as well as great mechanic. He worked hard in many ways for my car. Thanks to his trouble again.

Fred

15 years of experience
338 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Was on time and quick

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
I have used this service three times now and it continues to impress me. The cost has continually been almost half (I generally call another company just to see). David arrived on time and called when he was on his way. I had a big job that took most of the day, but he stayed at it and everything was done perfectly. David communicated with me what he found and made suggestions for anything else that might need to be done in the future. I will certainly recommend David and YourMechanic to anyone I hear needs something for their car.

James

25 years of experience
25 reviews
James
25 years of experience
James was on time and as we walked out his plans for the replacement of the timing belt and water pump. Not to mention all the other things that were done, it was easy to see that not only was he knowledgeable but, that he was confident. I have been turning a wrench with my Dad since before I can remember. Only in town for business and then to Dallas to see my daughter in University. Knowing that I could get there without a hitch was a game changer. I am in Waco now and saw that I had an opportunity to give him a score but, that I could also, say thanks again for saving the day. James is my Top-notch mechanic in the Austin area!

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Pat was, simply put, absolutely amazing. We had initially arranged for a timing belt replacement on my PT Cruiser, and as he worked on it he noticed a few other issues that needed to be addressed, which he handled wonderfully. Pat is very clearly experienced in his field, meticulous in his work, and communicative with his customers. He stresses his desire to give 100% often, so, for those who are willing to work with him as he does his best, I highly, highly recommend him.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Capitol Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chevrolet Aveo5 $631 $439.22 $191.97 9% $697.22
2011 Volvo C70 $565 $324.99 $239.97 12% $647.49
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe $561 $320.62 $239.97 12% $643.12
2014 Acura MDX $752 $359.88 $391.95 15% $886.63
2004 Land Rover Freelander $983 $462.59 $519.93 15% $1161.34

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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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