Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Forest Hills.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Fred

15 years of experience
335 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Totally forgot to submit my rating and review for working with Fred... until I just signed on to schedule another repair service... months later... and hoping he was still part of the lineup. That should give a good indication of my experience with Fred. Very polite. Very thorough. Completed the job well within the estimated time. Left the area looking as if he was never even there. And lastly, he took the time to point out some other issues to be mindful of, as well as upcoming related maintenance. No upsell... just simple advisory and advice. I recommend Fred.
On time. Polite. Competent. Willing to answer questions. Did great work. What else can you ask for?

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
He did a great job, I also had him look at another car. He helped to make an appointment to fix it.
Was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond what was expected as well as took the time to answer all my questions to my satisfaction. I would recommend him to anyone.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Jason

30 years of experience
132 reviews
Jason
30 years of experience
Great job done. I will get Jason if I need help. Thank you.

Joe

21 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
21 years of experience
Joe was awesome.

Chris

16 years of experience
337 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Great guy! Very knowledgeable of his work. He did my timing belt kit replacement and water pump and did an outstanding service. Will be calling him again for future work on my vehicle.

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Very Personable and a great Mechanic. Got right in and got the job completed, Very professional and explained everything. Cleaned up everything very well. Very satisfied would recommend him to all. If all of your employees are like him you should have a very successful future as a company.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1078 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Theodores is experienced and detail on every single items and parts. He has no problem flxing one of the major maintenance for car, which is replacing timing belt. He is able to answer every question and explained every detail in the car. One of the best tech i have meet so far and being very honest on everything. Strongly recommended and will seek him again.

Anthony

15 years of experience
19 reviews
Anthony
15 years of experience
Very positive experience. Anthony was professional, worked quickly and communicated well. I would use your service again, especially Anthony.

Duane

23 years of experience
373 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Great service, and quick


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Forest Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Volvo C30 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2009 Kia Sportage $737 $320.62 $415.94 16% $879.62
2010 Kia Soul $574 $325.89 $247.96 12% $659.14
2005 Lexus LX470 $718 $358.52 $359.95 14% $842.27
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.

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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