Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Columbus.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,045

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Omar

Omar

18 years of experience
67 reviews
Omar
18 years of experience
We have already decided to contact Omar next month to handle oil and maintenance on both of our vehicles. He was great. I will be sharing this service and positive experience with all my single girlfriends.
Chet

Chet

38 years of experience
393 reviews
Chet
38 years of experience
Professional process, works until dark and very patient, fix another minor problem for free. Great experience overall.
able to handle every aspect of the project. easy to get along with.
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
Joshua fixed my timing belt problem very aptly, and I am very happy with his service.
I have been recommending "YourMechanic" to everyone it is so convenient and the pricing is great !! No need to take time off work everything is done on the computer it's great !! No surprises you know the cost when you schedule the service I love it !! Joshua was absolutely AWESOME he was so professional and very nice the car runs soooo good I am extremely happy !!
Joseph

Joseph

24 years of experience
351 reviews
Joseph
24 years of experience
Initially I have no idea that this kind of service exist like a house call. I was skeptical at first but my idea has changed. Mr. Joseph Smith arrived on time and ready to work. He was very informative and discussed with me what he was going to do. He showed me the materials and equipment to be replaced which you will not get to see if it was done at your dealership. The job was done within the proposed time and even made sure that my vehicle was clean. Gave me information on what is needed on the next service interval. Overall, I am happy with the service. I do recommend Joseph for your car maintenance need. I will use his service again.
Joseph is great. He is on time and even earlier than expected. My car has a stubborn bolt that wouldn't open for him to change the belts. He didn't give up and his persistent efforts fixed the problem after getting a more powerful tool. I am greatly appreciate that he tried to do the right way by coming back with the right tool.
Robert

Robert

24 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
24 years of experience
I've dealt with many mechanics in my life and by far Robert is the most knowledgeable, dependable, and trustworthy that I've ever dealt with. He not only did the work well and at a super price but he stood behind his work like no other. When something unexpected prevented Robert from finishing the work, as promised, he kept coming back until he finished the job to my satisfaction and at no extra cost to me. I would highly recommend Robert and yourmechanic.com without hesitation.
Joel

Joel

18 years of experience
562 reviews
Joel
18 years of experience
On time, on point, very knowledgeable. Great personality! I really enjoyed my experience!!!
David

David

19 years of experience
182 reviews
David
19 years of experience
David Mattera was responsive and professional. He called me a day prior to appointment and arrived half an hour early. He explained to me what to expect. I really like the service.
Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
432 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
Joseph was able to come in and replace my car's timing belt without any issue and in a timely manner. The results were immediately noticed and I cannot thank him enough. I would highly recommend Joseph to a friend.
Christopher

Christopher

17 years of experience
55 reviews
Christopher
17 years of experience
Could not have gotten a better technician. There was not a thing that he did not know about the car. Showed up on time and was very meticulous in his work. Engine bay was certainly cleaner once he was done than when he started. I will certainly use this service again and ask for Christopher by name.
Brandon

Brandon

15 years of experience
241 reviews
Brandon
15 years of experience
Prompt, courteous, and efficient. Overall, a good experience.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Columbus?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chrysler 300 $628 $291.64 $335.95 15% $743.14
2010 Kia Rio $694 $278.51 $415.94 17% $837.51
2004 Dodge Neon $546 $266.02 $279.96 14% $642.27
2004 Lexus GS430 $702 $358.52 $343.95 14% $820.77
2005 Audi TT $661 $348.93 $311.96 13% $768.18

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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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