Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Gambrills.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Great customer service
Came in a timely manner, took care of my issue promptly, very thorough with explaining what he was going to do. I so recommend him.

Scott

19 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
19 years of experience
SMOOTH EXPERIENCE Scott showed up as scheduled and got right to work. As a retired mechanic of many years, I can recognize a professional tradesman of the craft. This guy is exactly that and it was comforting to me to have him working on my vehicle. He completed the job and left absolutely no mess! What a nice job he did.. I looked over everything after he left and was very impressed with the work accomplished. YourMechanic business is A+ in my book for the customer and the mechanic who does the work! The paperless billing and processing is very convenient for all. This is 21st century business done right! Need a great mechanic.. call for Scott Bailey!

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
He's the best! Knows Acuras well and always does an amazing job!
He was very nice and got the timing belt and water pump replaced fast.

Diego

19 years of experience
407 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Diego figured out what the pervious mechanic didn’t do right. I appreciate the job that Diego did today, very much Jeff
Excellent service. Very professional!

Martin

40 years of experience
90 reviews
Martin
40 years of experience
Marty was awesome! He was accommodating to my schedule and made sure my car was in tip-top shape before he returned it. He over communicated and I felt confident with every recommendation he provided. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of car repairs.

Edward

40 years of experience
64 reviews
Edward
40 years of experience

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian was very professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. He answered all my questions that I had. I've found my new car mechanic.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience
Raul was knowledgeable, friendly and fast. I appreciated him driving me around to pick up an extra part I needed. Thanks Raul!

Richard

19 years of experience
222 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Friendly and knowledgeable. Explained services and showed parts and work completed. Everything was done professionally and timely. Arrived on time and completed service on time.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Overall good service. Could have done without some of the offhand comments saying "shouldn't have taken jobs like this". But overall he did what he was hired to do and was on time and took responsibility for the repair, coming back the next day after poor weather made it unreasonable to continue. He did seem more interested in getting done and going home then doing the job professionally as shown by accidentally crimping wires between the valve cover and the engine block and not noticing that when he refilled the coolant, that half of it was flowing onto the floor rather than into the car.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Gambrills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chrysler 300 $732 $291.64 $439.94 17% $882.89
2005 Volkswagen Passat $753 $352.96 $399.95 15% $890.46
2015 Honda Pilot $680 $311.82 $367.95 15% $806.32
2012 Acura MDX $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2006 Audi A4 $757 $276.97 $479.94 17% $921.97

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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.

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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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