Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Clayton.

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Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience
He did a great job. The car runs great. I would refer your company to anyone. I will certainly use you again.
Gary seemed very qualified and personable. Before leaving he gave me some good maintenance suggestions. Overall, it was a very positive experience.
Eliud

Eliud

20 years of experience
29 reviews
Eliud
20 years of experience
He did very good, car feels good. Thank you.
Ian

Ian

12 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
12 years of experience
Friendly, Professional & Knowledgeable
Honorio

Honorio

16 years of experience
658 reviews
Honorio
16 years of experience
Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
Super-helpful and showed me some repairs that I can easily do myself.
David

David

19 years of experience
182 reviews
David
19 years of experience
I still did not have a chance to drive my truck but just by him starting the truck it sounds a whole lot better. I feel the trust in the work he did just buy our conversations through out the day. I really liked our talk out his personal vehicle and what he has don't to it. I would recommend your company especially Dave.
Jonathon

Jonathon

13 years of experience
5 reviews
Jonathon
13 years of experience
He was on time, very friendly and knowledgeable
Bob

Bob

28 years of experience
22 reviews
Bob
28 years of experience
Bob did a great job replacing my Acura's timing belt and the crankshaft camshaft seals. He has a van with all the tools needed to do a job efficiently. I will definitely book Bob again for future work.
Harish

Harish

24 years of experience
523 reviews
Harish
24 years of experience
Great mechanic! Gets the job done well.
Joe

Joe

20 years of experience
55 reviews
Joe
20 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.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Clayton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Honda Pilot $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2015 Chevrolet Cruze $848 $407.59 $439.94 15% $998.84
2010 Kia Sportage $745 $328.87 $415.94 16% $887.87
2015 Acura RDX $600 $311.82 $287.96 14% $698.82
2009 Audi TT $712 $304.34 $407.94 16% $852.59

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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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