Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Essex.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,045

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Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
He was an exceptional mechanic! Teaching me all about my car while fixing an almost impossible situation!
A great guy on time and gets the job done.
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Theodore was meticulous and thorough...he was professional, on time and pleasant. He had several recommendations that I plan to follow up on soon. He provided me total confidence with his work and his manner. I think I have found my regular mechanic. Thank you.
I'm very satisfied with the awesome job he has done. I appreciate his honest inspection on the van. I will definitely recommend him to my family and friends.
Mike

Mike

19 years of experience
53 reviews
Mike
19 years of experience
Very skilled knowledgeable about car and parts!!
Rodney

Rodney

33 years of experience
336 reviews
Rodney
33 years of experience
Very happy with the service. Rodney had an opening the same day that I found the website. He worked through a tough part removal issue due to unforeseen damaged parts without complaint even though it caused him extra hours of work. I had a damaged loose crankshaft pulley that messed up the end of the crankshaft spline. He expertly filed down the burrs to facilitate removal and installation of a new pulley. Then the timing belt and serpentine belts were replaced. He was friendly and answered all my questions. I will use his services again and recommend him to my friends. The car runs great now. Thank you Rodney.
Patrick

Patrick

29 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
29 years of experience
Pat was, simply put, absolutely amazing. We had initially arranged for a timing belt replacement on my PT Cruiser, and as he worked on it he noticed a few other issues that needed to be addressed, which he handled wonderfully. Pat is very clearly experienced in his field, meticulous in his work, and communicative with his customers. He stresses his desire to give 100% often, so, for those who are willing to work with him as he does his best, I highly, highly recommend him.
Robert

Robert

17 years of experience
475 reviews
Robert
17 years of experience
Very good and easy to work with!
James

James

16 years of experience
17 reviews
James
16 years of experience
James is very professional and takes the time to explain exactly what he is going to do to your vehicle. Very knowledgeable and an excellent mechanic.
Maxwell

Maxwell

15 years of experience
389 reviews
Maxwell
15 years of experience
Maxwell arrived on time and explained everything that he would be doing. He was great at helping me understand my vehicles systems. Upon completion I was one happy camper. Highly recommended!!
Richard

Richard

25 years of experience
4 reviews
Richard
25 years of experience
Excellent work feel he went above and beyond what I was expecting. I will be using his services in the future. Great job and thank you
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
I trust Ben to get the job done!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Essex?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Kia Optima $537 $320.62 $215.97 12% $610.87
2012 Hyundai Elantra $513 $216.66 $295.96 16% $614.41
2015 Fiat 500 $740 $388.44 $351.95 14% $861.44
2010 Acura MDX $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2012 Acura TL $680 $311.82 $367.95 15% $806.32

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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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