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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Robert

19 years of experience
798 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Robert showed up on time and completed the work, no complaints. Thanks!
Great service! Robert is quick, knowledgeable, and very good with Honda vehicles. I would definitely recommend him and request him again.

Chris

21 years of experience
1907 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
good man
perfect job

Whitney

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
38 years of experience
Whitney is knowledgable and expert. He is swift and Courteous. He did my service pretty smartly and knows what and how to do.
This is the first time I have ever used Your Mechanic and have to say that I was impressed. Whitney was thorough in explaining the repair work being done and presented himself to be an experienced and competent mechanic. He informed me of other repair items that should be done on my vehicle and offered sound advice on the repair work needed. Overall he did an excellent job.

Robert

41 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
41 years of experience
Do not like the communication with your company...Very difficult. .

Joseph

19 years of experience
519 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
Joseph, did a great job with my car. This is the second time I have had him out and it will definitely won't be the last.

Brandon

17 years of experience
275 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Brandon was great and professional as usual.

David

26 years of experience
182 reviews
David
26 years of experience
David was great. He arrived on time (closer to 9am than to 10am), worked like mad until late afternoon, showed me the parts that were removed including the timing belt and water pump, and offer me other auto repair services in the future.

Bill

31 years of experience
42 reviews
Bill
31 years of experience
Amazing mechanic. Passionate about his work and genuinely cares about the vehicle he is working on. Highly recommend.

Alexander

28 years of experience
45 reviews
Alexander
28 years of experience
Alexander replaced my car's timing belt today and did a great job. He was friendly, knowledgeable and gave me very valuable advice. The repair did cost exactly as much as the quote had said and I really appreciated the free inspection. Next time my car needs any maintenance or repairs, I will definitely try to make an appointance with Alexander again!

Charles

26 years of experience
12 reviews
Charles
26 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Clinton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Volvo S60 $503 $263.47 $239.97 14% $585.97
2009 Honda Pilot $777 $337.15 $439.94 16% $928.40
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser $912 $352.47 $559.93 17% $1104.97
2016 Acura RDX $673 $385.43 $287.96 12% $772.43
2008 Lexus SC430 $856 $376.09 $479.94 16% $1021.09

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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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