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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph was great to work with. He was prompt, very knowledgeable, and explained all of the services.
I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Joseph showed up on time, went right to work and did a great job.

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian was on time and very professional. He also finished the work within the tie that was quoted!
Ian was a pleasure to work with

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua found the source of the problem almost immediately upon doing his Preliminary Inspection ( it was NOT what I called him for). He showed up for the appointment we made for the repair and I was impressed by his professionalism. He had all his equipment and parts in order and did exactly what he promised in the time we allotted. He answered all my questions and I could tell he was very knowledgeable and was also conscientious about his methodology: he cleaned all the parts, he solved two more problems he noted as he worked, and when he was done, my truck was HAPPY and he didn't even leave a drop of oil on the ground, or a dirty fingerprint on the paint! Joshua is a credit to all mechanics everywhere. I HIGHLY recommend the services of YOURMECHANIC.COM.
He was an exceptional mechanic! Teaching me all about my car while fixing an almost impossible situation!

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
On time very knowledgeable, did a very good job
As always Peter did excellent work on my vehicle. Found issue repaired and replaced parts. Car is running perrrrfect. Thxz Peter

Joseph

18 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Joseph was a great mechanic. If he came across any problems that were not what he was asked, he would inform me. At the end he also sent me quotes for what it would cost to get those repairs.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
I thought I was to get $10.00 off for posting to Facebook for a total of $235.00 instead of $245.00 that I paid with Visa card ending in 0018.

Brandon

16 years of experience
269 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Brandon was very knowledgeable, friendly and really knows his stuff.

Michael

20 years of experience
77 reviews
Michael
20 years of experience
Great guy, super efficient!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
This is the first time I have ever used Your Mechanic and have to say that I was impressed. Whitney was thorough in explaining the repair work being done and presented himself to be an experienced and competent mechanic. He informed me of other repair items that should be done on my vehicle and offered sound advice on the repair work needed. Overall he did an excellent job.

Duane

23 years of experience
366 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Knowledgeable, friendly, and quick!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Edison?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Chrysler Pacifica $772 $291.64 $479.94 17% $936.64
2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 $647 $439.22 $207.97 9% $718.72
2008 Suzuki Forenza $427 $282.57 $143.98 10% $476.07
2004 Audi A8 Quattro $1048 $527.66 $519.93 14% $1226.41
2007 Lexus SC430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52

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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.

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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