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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,102

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Ben

39 years of experience
1094 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben came exact at 9 o'clock as schedule. He performed an excellent job. He was very polite.
Very professional, great work

Patrick

31 years of experience
1026 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was punctual and completed the job well within the estimated time frame. Great job!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Wonderful guy, very knowledgeable and honest and finished work by putting some extra work. Its difficult to find honest mechanics and Whitney is one of them. Very friendly. I'll use him again for future services.
Whitney was on time for the appointment. I needed my timing belt/water pump replaced as it was well overdue and I kept putting it off. I also had a wor.n passenger side cv axle that needed replacement. Whitney performed both services requested in a timely manner. He was nice to talk to also, and had a couple of really good stories about his 30+ years of working on cars. Whitney is a very honest, hard working mechanic. Highly recommended!

Trung

10 years of experience
405 reviews
Trung
10 years of experience
Trung showed up at agreed time. He is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He was able to cope with my dilettante questions, his responses were always informative, complete and courteous. He noticed that my breaks are worn too much, went to a store and replaced them during the same appointment, thus saving my time. So far my car runs great. All his recommendations make sense, and I will definitely be Trung's permanent client.

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete is an excellent mechanic and a great guy. He went out of his way to get the job completed under pressure and under the scorching hot sun. He's my guy from now on!

Jeffrey

18 years of experience
2 reviews
Jeffrey
18 years of experience
He was really quick with my timing belt and very patient with my payment and arrival and was really nice the whole time

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
The whole process was easy and pleasant.

Michael

27 years of experience
23 reviews
Michael
27 years of experience
Wonderful and knowledgeable mechanic. We would highly recommend your services with Michael.

Diego

19 years of experience
397 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Very friendly, did an excellent job on my car

David

12 years of experience
20 reviews
David
12 years of experience
Knowledgeable person and a great mechanic


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Chestnut Hill?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Volkswagen Beetle $920 $568.07 $351.95 11% $1041.07
2011 Volkswagen Jetta $823 $487.46 $335.95 12% $938.96
2005 Subaru Impreza $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2008 Audi A4 $801 $368.89 $431.94 15% $949.39
2014 Acura TL $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82

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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.

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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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