Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Dover.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Allen

34 years of experience
438 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
The guy was awesome and honest. He will tell you what is wrong, ways to fix it, and tips. He was early to the app interment and did a really good job. I will use him again in the future. Oh, and the parts they use are new, higher quality. Can't go wrong with that. this is so much better than driver to a mechanic shop.
Excellent service Super professional!

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
Kyle completed the repairs in a surprisingly short period of time. Friendly, courteous and professional.
There was an unfortunate parts mix-up (which I didn't think would happen booking a week in advance) that caused my appointment to end up starting four hours later than scheduled, which caused some disturbance to the rest of my day- but the work was top notch, faster than estimated, far cheaper than any shop in town, and done with friendly professionalism. Will absolutely book with Kyle again.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Very helpful and professional. Thanks Gregory.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
837 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Arrived early and was very polite, answered all of my questions, and worked quickly and efficiently.
Jeff arrived early and he and his wife were very friendly and professional. Asked if there were concerns other than the job assigned & noted those. He finished the repair ahead of scheduled time & also fixed a squeaky serpentine belt. I would highly recommend Jeff!

Khoa

18 years of experience
360 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Good day !!!!!!
Nice guy

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Best of the best.

Peter

41 years of experience
1231 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
On time very knowledgeable, did a very good job

Tim

46 years of experience
73 reviews
Tim
46 years of experience
Tim got in touch with me right after I put in my order for service to get more information, as he lots of experience with Subaurus and suspected my original diagnosis might have been incorrect or insufficient. Turns out he was right. It was a completely different problem altogether, My car threw a rod and needs a new engine (I was originally told the timing belt had broken). He explained exactly what he checked out and how he found the hole in my engine block. He had good advice on the pros and cons of getting a used engine at this point in the life of my car, and he had some helpful hints for haggling with junk shops, too. He went the distance to make sure I wasn't charged for his visit, as my original diagnosis was useless. Tim is a no BS, highly skilled mechanic who knows his stuff.

Chet

39 years of experience
439 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
If you're expecting a big shiny shop truck to show up, you're in for a surprise (I was a bit taken aback initially) but it's a good lesson in not judging a book by its cover - or in this case, its vehicle! Chet was on time and every bit as knowledgeable and professional as any mechanic I've ever encountered. He knows what he's doing and wastes no time doing it, adding appropriate suggestions regarding future maintenance as he goes. Noticed helpful things to keep my 19 year old baby on the road and happy - things I might not have considered. Had good information about oil choices, too. Got the whole job done between 11:30 and 3:30, not only the timing belt and pulleys but water pump, too. Just an all-around A+ experience, and knowing he's backed by a warranty on the work/parts makes me feel even better.

Daniel

19 years of experience
278 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Excellent service.! Daniel is very knowledgeable and helpful every time I ask him a question concerning our van. I will surely recommend him to my friends and relatives to choose him to be their Mechanic whenever they need his service.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Dover?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volkswagen Jetta City $695 $222.58 $471.94 18% $856.83
2005 Volkswagen Beetle $787 $443.54 $343.95 13% $905.79
2011 Volkswagen Jetta $576 $216.52 $359.95 17% $700.27
2011 Audi A3 $807 $487.46 $319.96 11% $917.46
2004 Cadillac CTS $681 $441.09 $239.97 10% $763.59

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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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