Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Chevy Chase.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,175

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Damian

10 years of experience
430 reviews
Damian
10 years of experience
Damian did an outstanding job
Fixed car in a timely manner and very nice attitude

Manuel

31 years of experience
321 reviews
Manuel
31 years of experience
Extremely convenient and a nice alternative to bringing your car into a mechanic or your dealer!
Very competent and works hard !!!

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
Maxwell was on time and performed the job great
Maxwell showed up earlier than his appointment time with me. He is very knowledgeable of the vehicle parts and was kind enough to explain me some functions of the engine. When he was finished, there was no dirty spot in my driveway. He is cool...

Josh

23 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
23 years of experience
Excellent! Josh was early to my appointment. He explained everything he was doing and saved me money. He was very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend Josh, actually I already have.

Patrick

31 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Pat was, simply put, absolutely amazing. We had initially arranged for a timing belt replacement on my PT Cruiser, and as he worked on it he noticed a few other issues that needed to be addressed, which he handled wonderfully. Pat is very clearly experienced in his field, meticulous in his work, and communicative with his customers. He stresses his desire to give 100% often, so, for those who are willing to work with him as he does his best, I highly, highly recommend him.

David

13 years of experience
67 reviews
David
13 years of experience
This was my first experience with YourMechanic.net and it went great. Had my quote and appointment in just a few minutes and the service I received was excellent. This was not a small job-timing belt, water pump and valve cover gasket so I was skeptical but the price and convenience were too good to pass up. If you keep it this easy and price competitive, I will be a regular customer.

Attila

18 years of experience
603 reviews
Attila
18 years of experience
the water pump and timing belt was replaced as a maintence schedule for the Dodge.After the work was done,the engine was started for a minute and turned off.10 minutes later the engine would not start in Park or neutral.the car was rocked back and forth then the engine started.Took it for a run and turned it off.Five minutes later same thing happened no start,the neutral safety switch was replaced recently.Attilia thinks there is a short or a defective switch and will get a schematic diagram for the car.A good mechanic.

Robert

19 years of experience
748 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Robert arrived early and was engaging but professional. I quickly felt confident that Robert knew exactly what he was doing and he finished early, too!

Richard

12 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
12 years of experience
Have dealt with and supervised techs/mechanics over 50 years . He is good listener,organized,excellent customer skills,knows how to organize the job ,cleans up to finish the project , a professional and a person of substance . Knows the products . FIRST CLASS !!!!

Duane

24 years of experience
396 reviews
Duane
24 years of experience
Great service, and quick


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Chevy Chase?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Honda Accord $671 $311.02 $359.95 15% $794.77
2005 Volkswagen Passat $811 $426.74 $383.95 14% $942.74
2014 Chevrolet Sonic $681 $440.92 $239.97 10% $763.42
2006 Audi A3 $696 $352.09 $343.95 14% $814.34
2008 Audi A4 Quattro $760 $352.09 $407.94 15% $900.34

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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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