Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Cockeysville.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,115

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Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Excellent, meticulous work. He didn't mind that I was curious and wanted to understand what had gone wrong with my car and he was helpful in educating me. The best car repair experience I ever had!!!!!!!!!! Highly recommend.
Jonathan did a great job. On time, professional, and knowledgeable. Did the job in a timely manor.

Chris

16 years of experience
337 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Chris was amazing, personable and knowledgeable

Allen

34 years of experience
440 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
He was early and said he would be and kept his word. He is a very knowledgeable man who knows what he's doing. My car runs just like it did before. Thank you

David

30 years of experience
107 reviews
David
30 years of experience
David communicated very well, all the way from when he was going to arrive thru completion of the job. He was very neat and tidy. The job was performed efficiently and very professionally. David was a complete professional and a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend him!

Khoa

18 years of experience
362 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Did a good job with replacing my timing belt

Joel

19 years of experience
742 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Great job. Very pleased.

Ben

39 years of experience
1117 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Timing belt change is really a time-consuming job. It took more than 4 hours to finish. Ben worked hard and friendly.

Juan

17 years of experience
36 reviews
Juan
17 years of experience
Juan was by far the best mechanic I have had. He was thorough and more importantly honest. He went above and beyond what I expected and when I had further issues beyond what I originally thought, he inspected all the possibilities and found the exact source of the problem so I wasn't spending money on fixing something that was unnecessary. I would absolutely recommend!!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1044 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was on time and did a perfect job. Very happy.

Paul

17 years of experience
205 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
Did a very good job.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Cockeysville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Volvo S60 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2005 Volvo S60 $523 $283.51 $239.97 13% $606.01
2006 Saab 9-2X $788 $516.25 $271.96 10% $881.75
2014 Acura TL $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82
2004 Lexus GX470 $774 $358.52 $415.94 15% $917.52

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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.

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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