Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Charleston Afb.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

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Joseph

31 years of experience
528 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph was great to work with. He was prompt, very knowledgeable, and explained all of the services.
Lee showed up right on time and right off the bat I knew it was a good decision to try YourMechanic. Lee was extremely friendly and informative. But most importantly, he was honest. Nice to have a mechanic who doesn't give you the run around and tack on extra charges that aren't necessary. Book with him, you won't be sorry.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Grzegorzs is the best mechanic in the Bay Area hands down! He went the extra mile (pun intended) taking care of my Kia spectra to make sure everything was working properly. I never felt taken advantage of or price gouged which unfortunately can happen with a lot of mechanics. Great work!
Thoughtful and capable mechanic. Arrived within arrival window and finished job within prescribed time. Would definitely recommend!

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
This was my first time using YourMechanic, and it was a great experience.

Leo

39 years of experience
74 reviews
Leo
39 years of experience
Great, personable mechanic who took his time and went above and beyond in attending to details of timing belt and water pump replacement.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Great customer service

Tim

46 years of experience
73 reviews
Tim
46 years of experience
Tim was knowledgeable, helpful and did exactly what he said he would. He was a pleasure to work with and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone. Top notch.

Fernando

11 years of experience
31 reviews
Fernando
11 years of experience
Fernando was very knowledgeable and friendly. He finished my vehicle in a timely manner. Great job!

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
I was very pleased with the service I received from Josh, he has restored my faith in mechanics. I was very pleased with the entire experience from start to finish, I wish I had found him sooner. Carl B.

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
You can tell he's very knowledgeable and skilled.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Charleston Afb?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Honda Accord $680 $311.82 $367.95 15% $806.32
2005 Suzuki Reno $523 $282.57 $239.97 13% $605.07
2009 Chevrolet Aveo $724 $435.54 $287.96 12% $822.54
2014 Acura RLX $712 $392.47 $319.96 13% $822.47
2006 Audi A4 Quattro $1139 $554.80 $583.92 14% $1339.55

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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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