Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Fort Washington.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,045

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Tien

Tien

20 years of experience
746 reviews
Tien
20 years of experience
Booked Tien 3 times for troubleshooting misfire on engine. He is always on time and provides explanation for everything you ask. Very honest with the answers and will not sugar coat things if he finds a problem. We ended up fixing idle issues, intake leaks, coolant leaks, and did a timing belt/water pump replacement. In summary, you will want to book him for your next appointment if you booked him your first time.
Tien is professional. No dout about his work. He knows whats he doing. Did timing job on my Acura Integra, got me back on the road. Thank you very much
Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
432 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
Thank you so much for your hard work! You did an awesome job on my car it's running great!
Joseph Lee did a great job. The tool he had didn't work to unscrew a bolt and went to the store to get a tool adapted to a very tight bolt in that case. He came back and finish the job. I really appreciate he went the extra mile to get the job done. Though, I realized when I drove my car that he didn't rotate the tires. I have a brand new wheel rim in the back and the other ones are rusty. The brand new one is still in the back.
Matthew

Matthew

30 years of experience
363 reviews
Matthew
30 years of experience
right on time! very friendly and knows his stuff. we will definitely keep Matthew on the list as the go to guy.
excellent service and knowledge, friendly
Derek

Derek

20 years of experience
71 reviews
Derek
20 years of experience
Derek was absolutely great! He was early and finished the work in a timely fashion. He explained everything he was doing along the way, invited me to hang out with him while he did the repair and answered all of the questions/concerns I had unrelated to the part he was fixing. Any questions I had were addressed I learned more in 30 minutes talking with Derek than I ever have from shops I've taken my cars to before. I would highly recommend using him for any/all of your automotive needs. Will definitely use this service and ask for Derek for any future repairs. Thanks!
Eduardo

Eduardo

16 years of experience
230 reviews
Eduardo
16 years of experience
Excellent. He was on time. He was courteous and got the job done on time.
Scott

Scott

18 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
18 years of experience
Barinder

Barinder

14 years of experience
27 reviews
Barinder
14 years of experience
Barinder did a great job with the replacement of timing belt on Audi A6. He arrived on schedule informed on the service he was performing which he completed on time. I would recommend him anytime to any of my friends.
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Arrived on time, courteous and professional.
Rusty

Rusty

20 years of experience
263 reviews
Rusty
20 years of experience
Rusty was on time, did a great job. Will definitely use him again. Thanks Rusty.
Kevin

Kevin

30 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
30 years of experience
Great work done by all himself,bit time consuming..Hats off to Kevin for his effort..


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Fort Washington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse $568 $288.43 $279.96 14% $664.68
2004 Mitsubishi Galant $688 $288.43 $399.95 16% $825.93
2006 Subaru Outback $709 $348.85 $359.95 14% $832.60
2008 Lexus RX400h $593 $256.77 $335.95 16% $708.27
2011 Acura MDX $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07

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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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