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Robert

31 years of experience
639 reviews
Robert
31 years of experience
Very pleased with Robert's work, and my interaction with him. He went beyond what I contracted. I will request him again when I need more work done. I'll just add, I like this new mode of car service that YourMechanic offers. I also am pleased about the documentation [pics] that came with the receipt. I will take any opportunity to recommend this service to my friends. The timing belt replacement would have cost 3x as much at Chrysler service.
Very happy with the service. My car needed a couple of small additional pieces of work and once I paid for the parts, Robert installed them for me quickly at no additional charge. Refreshing to work with a mechanic not trying to pile on a bunch of additional work.

Patrick

33 years of experience
1308 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
Patrick was great. He called me to let me know he was stuck in traffic and was going to be few minutes late. I was having the timing belt replaced with my own parts. We discovered a part that I needed and he was very patient as I looked all around N Austin for the correct replacement part. I'm pleased with the service and would recommend again.
He was on time, very knowledgeable and professional

Whitney

39 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
39 years of experience
You can tell he's very knowledgeable and skilled.
Whitney was polite, friendly, and very approachable. He was a little late (about ten minutes), but I appreciated him calling ahead of time to let me know.

Joseph

20 years of experience
569 reviews
Joseph
20 years of experience
Joseph is an excellent mechanic with a genuine disposition. After he completed everything, he gave me tips on repairs I could do myself. I have highly recommended him to my friends and family.
We've used YourMechanic with Joseph as our technician on every service we've done since moving to Utah. He's timely, fast, efficient, and exceedingly knowledgeable. If you want to learn how things are done, he lets you pick his brain and even watch as he does the service. When he did an earlier service (a transmission flush) I watched the whole time and he answered my questions as they came up. He's a great mechanic and gives great service while doing even better work, I would recommend Joseph 278%!!

Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience
He is great. Would recommend him to anyone.

Ralph

38 years of experience
162 reviews
Ralph
38 years of experience
Ralph was very nice and knowledgeable he made sure that everything was done to my satisfaction and he did a very good job. Would definitely recommend down to others

Jimmi

27 years of experience
165 reviews
Jimmi
27 years of experience
Jimmie did great work on my car. Timely, very knowledgeable, efficient...would definitely recommend and use him again.

Mike

13 years of experience
166 reviews
Mike
13 years of experience
Excellent mechanic, very thorough and knowledgeable. I will definitely ask for Mike again.

Alex

22 years of experience
112 reviews
Alex
22 years of experience
Alex completed the timing belt fast and easy. He is nice and mentioned a few other items need maintenance.

Travis

13 years of experience
511 reviews
Travis
13 years of experience
Travis was courteous, friendly, and got right to work. He did a great job.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Cedar Grove?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Volvo C30 $594 $330.20 $263.96 13% $684.95
2010 Volvo S40 $527 $263.47 $263.96 14% $618.22
2016 Volkswagen Jetta $964 $603.71 $359.95 11% $1087.46
2014 Acura RDX $625 $337.15 $287.96 13% $724.15
2006 Audi A4 $769 $288.58 $479.94 17% $933.58

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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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