Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Darby.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Robert

Robert

17 years of experience
436 reviews
Robert
17 years of experience
Robert finished the job in half the time I thought he would. He was profesional and very honest on his assessment of my vehicle
This was awesome. Booking was easy. Robert was on-time. Fantastic. I'd highly recommend him. He did the work right on the street in front of my house. He did the work. Cleaned up. Left nothing wasteful behind. This is a fantastic service.
Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Peter helped me out on short notice to fix my car. He was on time and professional. He quickly diagnosed and fixed my car in the middle of Arizona heat (113 F).
Peter did an excellent job with our Nissan. He was informative and helpful. Peter was meticulous at his work and cleaned the area as he worked, as well as when he completed the job. He also diagnosed another issue with the vehicle and sent me a quote. We are very pleased with his service and will highly recommend him to friends looking for a great mechanic.
Chris

Chris

20 years of experience
1403 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris arrived on time and seemed very knowledgeable about the work I needed. He was polite and completed the work on time. After he complete the work he cleaned up took trash with him. He gave me good advice regarding questions I had. I would definitely use him again. I would rate him excellent.
Excellent mechanic! Definitely using him in the future.
Fred

Fred

15 years of experience
299 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Like always! Experienced, professional mechanic. Job done perfectly. Recommended for all.
Did a great job. Very professional and courteous.
Frederick

Frederick

13 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
13 years of experience
David

David

24 years of experience
64 reviews
David
24 years of experience
David did a great job, was super nice, and went above and beyond for me! Would totally recommend!
Tim

Tim

27 years of experience
44 reviews
Tim
27 years of experience
Mr. Hutchings arrived early and finished on time. He pointed out that there was a missing part among the parts' kit I had agreed to supply. I quickly went to advance auto parts to get the missing part, returned, and Mr. Hutchins completed the job. He took the vehicle for a brief trial run, pronounced the installation to be good. He left his work area in neat condition. The car he worked on here is my girlfriend's. I have since scheduled the same work to be done on my car. Lastly, he provided a very good record (multimedia) of the work done. Impressive.
Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
440 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
Competent and knowledgeable.
Matthew

Matthew

31 years of experience
576 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
The best Mechanic in Hampton Roads!! Thank you!
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Arrived early, finished early and did a great job!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Darby?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Hyundai Elantra $471 $174.82 $295.96 17% $572.57
2005 Toyota Solara $553 $256.77 $295.96 15% $654.52
2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse $604 $300.13 $303.96 14% $708.63
2004 Audi TT Quattro $661 $348.93 $311.96 13% $768.18
2006 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07

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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.

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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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