Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Gardner.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,163

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Joe

22 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
22 years of experience
Joe is very courteous and prompt. He knows what he is doing, and is very confident in his ability to repair your car. I would gladly have Joe work on my vehicle in the future.
Joe was very professional and polite and courteous

Allen

35 years of experience
465 reviews
Allen
35 years of experience
No complaints, came on time and got it done.
Allen arrived on time, was very personable, explained the process and the company warranty. Then he proceeded to Change my water pump and timing belt in a very timely and professional manner. I had two estimates, one from a Nissan dealer and the other from a local shop and both were approx $600 more than 'Your Mechanic" I was skeptical at first but Allen's work and friendly manner as well as explaining and answering my questions put my mind at ease. What else can i say except that I spent 14 yrs in the selling and managing in car dealerships and know a little more about cars than the average person--and I'm thrilled.--Jim Brady

Gregory

30 years of experience
264 reviews
Gregory
30 years of experience
Gregory arrived on time and got the job done sooner than expected! I will definitely be happy to have him work on my vehicles again in the future.

Matthew

19 years of experience
25 reviews
Matthew
19 years of experience
All went perfectly well.

Theodore

15 years of experience
1169 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Theodores changed the timing belt, serpentine belt, and thermostat of my 2007 VW GTI this Sunday. He arrived on time and spent about 7 hours on replacing the parts. He is a ver professional and experienced mechanic! I am definitely going to turn to him if my car needs any major part replacement in the future!

Rodney

35 years of experience
392 reviews
Rodney
35 years of experience
Great service, Rodney was awesome! Very knowledgeable

Richard

20 years of experience
237 reviews
Richard
20 years of experience
Richard was outstanding. He arrived on time was very knowledgeable and did and outstanding job. A++

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
869 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Jeff was excellent. Very professional and obviously experienced. I asked him some questions to frankly test him. I have some mechanical experience and had researched the procedure; he gets an A+. He also left the work space very clean. Couldn't be more pleased!

Jose

16 years of experience
154 reviews
Jose
16 years of experience
professional and efficient, the best mechanic I have ever met.

Keith

25 years of experience
231 reviews
Keith
25 years of experience
Really recommend his service to anyone else, needing auto services


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Gardner?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse $707 $346.90 $359.95 14% $830.65
2005 Volkswagen Beetle $732 $332.13 $399.95 15% $869.63
2011 Volvo S40 $633 $281.24 $351.95 16% $754.24
2016 Audi A3 $825 $480.68 $343.95 12% $942.93
2010 Audi A3 $941 $636.81 $303.96 10% $1045.31

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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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