Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Cedar Grove.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Joseph

18 years of experience
426 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
So amazing and professional really good mechanic too I wish I would have met him sooner!
Joseph did an amazing job. He was on time, very professional and did an amazing job. I will definitely refer him to my friends and will be using him anytime I need a mechanic.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Overall good service. Could have done without some of the offhand comments saying "shouldn't have taken jobs like this". But overall he did what he was hired to do and was on time and took responsibility for the repair, coming back the next day after poor weather made it unreasonable to continue. He did seem more interested in getting done and going home then doing the job professionally as shown by accidentally crimping wires between the valve cover and the engine block and not noticing that when he refilled the coolant, that half of it was flowing onto the floor rather than into the car.
Jonathan was fast and professional.

Joe

21 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
21 years of experience
Joe is very courteous and prompt. He knows what he is doing, and is very confident in his ability to repair your car. I would gladly have Joe work on my vehicle in the future.
Joe is an experienced mechanic that completed my timing belt and serpentine belt replacements without a hitch. He did a great job.

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert was on time and got the job done ahead of schedule
He was great the parts were greatly over priced though

Eugenio

24 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
24 years of experience

Terry

28 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
28 years of experience
Great guy - went above and beyond to get my truck working again! Thank you Terry!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Bob

28 years of experience
42 reviews
Bob
28 years of experience
Thorough and took his time. Would definitely recommend.

Jay

35 years of experience
695 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay did and amazing job on my 1991 Acura Integra! Replaced the timing belt, and he went above and beyond to make sure the job was done well. It was a big job and I am glad Jay came to do it. We will definitely use his services again, and will be recommending him and Your Mechanic to friends.

Matthew

31 years of experience
618 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
The best Mechanic in Hampton Roads!! Thank you!


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
2004 Subaru Baja $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2007 Honda Accord $712 $311.82 $399.95 16% $849.32
2006 Volvo S60 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2005 Lexus LS430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2006 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07

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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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