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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,164

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Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
Great service. Quick through job. Joshua is very friendly and a pleasure to have work on my van.
Josh was very professional and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him and have him work on our cars again.

Julio

26 years of experience
67 reviews
Julio
26 years of experience
Great service and good knowledgement from julio.

Khoa

19 years of experience
386 reviews
Khoa
19 years of experience
Khoa is punctual, efficient, and explains the work he is doing. He arrived exactly on time and was done is about half the time he estimated. I am very happy with the work he did on my vehicle!

Robert

19 years of experience
711 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
He was on time, professional, and friendly.

Richard

12 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
12 years of experience
Very good machinic!!!! I've used Richard several times on both my cars. I always ask for his services.

Dan

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
Fixed the problem and arrived on time.

William

18 years of experience
35 reviews
William
18 years of experience
William did a great job he replaced the timing belt on my truck and and did it in the time he said that it would take he also adjusted my quote as that there were some things that did not have to be done. very please with the work he performed and the price. I will call on William again as I have some other things that I need to have done on my truck.

Joe

42 years of experience
735 reviews
Joe
42 years of experience
Joe's an excellent mechanic with many years of experience he shows up before time to get the job started. He replaced my timing belt and water pump and fan belts on my 2002 Toyota 4Runner. I purchase the parts from Advance Auto Parts but it had a defective gasket he had to come back and redo it because of the gasket. He rescheduled the appointment a few days later and finish the job perfect. I suggest instead of buying your own Parts like I did get your parts from Joe this way everything is guaranteed with no extra labor charges.

Godwin

23 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
23 years of experience
Expert. Got in and did the job perfectly and quickly. Looked like he did this job a thousand times.

Harish

26 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
26 years of experience
Great mechanic! Gets the job done well.


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
2008 Honda Accord $679 $311.02 $367.95 15% $805.52
2010 Chevrolet Aveo5 $632 $440.12 $191.97 9% $698.12
2008 Honda Ridgeline $751 $311.02 $439.94 16% $902.27
2005 Land Rover Freelander $974 $453.79 $519.93 15% $1152.54
2005 Lexus RX330 $672 $255.97 $415.94 17% $814.97

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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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