Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Carteret.

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Frank

Frank

37 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
37 years of experience
Very professional, he came and carefully listened to my explanation of the problem I was having with the car, then did some testing of a couple of issues, and immediately told me what the issue was. Best of all, it only took him a few minutes to resolve it. Will definitely ask for his service again, and will highly recommend him.
Frank was very knowledgeable and good at his job. He was also quick.
Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Outstanding! Was sceptical and hesitant to use this service, I'm just accustomed to the inconvenience of taking my car to a brick and mortar shop. Never again if it can be avoided. Peter was the consummate experienced professional. Not only was the problem exactly as he expected, the repair was less than the quote- which was already significantly less expensive than my past experience with traditional shops. I am overjoyed at the convenience of this service and I will definitely use again. Highly recommended, and Peter was phenomenal.
Peter is punctual, professional and courteous. Oh and by the way he's the most mechanically knowledgeable person I've spoken with in decades! (And I speak with a lot of people) Thanks Man!!!
Theodore

Theodore

14 years of experience
926 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodore was great! He was on time and did a wonderful job on my timing belt/water pump replacement.
Fast!
Enrique

Enrique

18 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
18 years of experience
This is my second appointment with Enrique and, as always, he is professional and very friendly. He worked very hard and made sure I was satisfied with his job. He did a fantastic job servicing the timing belt system of my Aveo. I will surely recommend him to all my friends in the LGBT community as he is very much a gentleman and professional. Kudos to Your Mechanic for having Enrique in your team! Keep Orlando Strong!
Enrique is a delightful person and an outstanding hard working, dedicated mechanic! I didn't think think people like him existed anymore! His service and personality was above and beyond all my expectations. I would highly recommend Enrique to anyone and I will personally be requesting him for future work on my vehicle! He is a blessing and a wonderful asset to Your Mechanic! Thank you Enrique!
Ira

Ira

33 years of experience
241 reviews
Ira
33 years of experience
Ira is the man. He was extremely accommodating and helpful.
Clifton

Clifton

27 years of experience
40 reviews
Clifton
27 years of experience
My experience was amazing and he is so very professional, I will definitely be using yourmechanic.com again and I will request Clifton!!!! Trully a great job well done!!!! Thank you!!!!!
Manuel

Manuel

29 years of experience
162 reviews
Manuel
29 years of experience
Extremely convenient and a nice alternative to bringing your car into a mechanic or your dealer!
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Robert is really nice and professional and gives you good advice. He found out that the Mono Valve on the driver side was broken when he is replacing the timing belt for our car. He helped us change it without adding labor cost. Thank you Robert!
Mike

Mike

25 years of experience
35 reviews
Mike
25 years of experience
Mike did a fantastic job on my Mitsubishi Eclipse.He was professional, explain the problems with my car and fixed it without breaking a sweat. He's a life saver, I don't know what I would've I done if it wasn't for him. Thanks again Mike.
Keith

Keith

23 years of experience
117 reviews
Keith
23 years of experience
Highly recommended, professional mechanic


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Carteret?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Subaru Outback $781 $348.85 $431.94 15% $929.35
2008 Kia Sportage $737 $320.62 $415.94 16% $879.62
2006 Dodge Charger $676 $291.64 $383.95 16% $807.64
2012 Audi A3 $807 $487.46 $319.96 11% $917.46
2012 Acura TL $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82

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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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