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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,153

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Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience

Joseph

26 years of experience
516 reviews
Joseph
26 years of experience
Joseph was awesome! On time, professional, efficient and very knowledgeable. I will definitely be calling him again. No comparison to dealing with a shop or dealership. I would add a star if I could!! :)
He makes it look easy, but it is not. Does not waste time, gets on the job right away and does an excellent job.

Robert

19 years of experience
686 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Robert arrived early and was engaging but professional. I quickly felt confident that Robert knew exactly what he was doing and he finished early, too!

Clifton

29 years of experience
218 reviews
Clifton
29 years of experience
fantastic service, very professional. lucky to have a guy like clifton in the area!

Brandon

17 years of experience
275 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Brandon was great and professional as usual.

Theodore

15 years of experience
1140 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Excellent job. Very efficient. Managed work space well. Very clean. I plan to hire Theodore for all my future automotive repairs that require a highly skilled and experienced mechanic.

Peter

42 years of experience
1288 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Another outstanding service by Pete. Replaced timing Belt, water pump, tensioner and pulleys. Wish I had such a high caliber mechanic all my life.

Kiri

19 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
19 years of experience
Great service!

Jason

31 years of experience
167 reviews
Jason
31 years of experience
Jason was a pleasure to work with. He was on time and ready to work right away. Explained what he was doing and why. Very professional and result of his work was great. I would request him again if needed. Thanks

Sergio

44 years of experience
46 reviews
Sergio
44 years of experience
Excellent experience ! Sergio is very skilled and a pleasure to deal with!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Erie?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Aveo5 $444 $251.92 $191.97 12% $509.92
2006 Toyota Highlander $665 $249.37 $415.94 17% $808.37
2006 Volkswagen Beetle $764 $420.14 $343.95 13% $882.39
2015 Acura TLX $592 $352.48 $239.97 12% $674.98
2010 Acura TSX $624 $304.42 $319.96 14% $734.42

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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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