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4.9/5

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Peter

41 years of experience
1222 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Great experience, took amazing care of my car! Would gladly book again!!
Peter is punctual, professional and courteous. Oh and by the way he's the most mechanically knowledgeable person I've spoken with in decades! (And I speak with a lot of people) Thanks Man!!!

Jay

35 years of experience
689 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay is an excellent mechanic. He did a great job and took less time to complete the job. He performed above and beyond what needed to be done. He is also a very likable individual. I spoke to my brothers if they needed work to be done to request Jay or someone from “Your Mechanic”
Guy is amazing, literally brought ky car back to life i couldn't thank him enough

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Great service!

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete arrived on time and did a great job servicing my car. He suggested a few additional things that could have been replaced in the future but did not try to upsell me or anything.The total cost of repairs ended up even slightly less than advertised. I highly recommend Pete and would definitely work with him in the future!

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Steve is professional, on time and honest mechanic. Gotta love the guy.

Matthew

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

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
A great guy on time and gets the job done.

Ralph

36 years of experience
114 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
Ralph got our car working again. Very happy.

Christopher

25 years of experience
256 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
I really enjoyed working w/ Chris & his knowledge on all mechanic-related ventures. He made a Great-Impression on me & would highly recommend him to anyone needing his Master-Mechanic capabilities. I would like for him to contact me for another project. He left me his phone # but I neglected to enter it in my phone.. Please pass along my info to him. Thanks so much , DuPree Jordan 770-722-2636

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeff was very professional and polite. Clearly knows his business and knows cars. Offered some good suggestions, good inspection, and did great work!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Gettysburg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Fiat 500L $752 $400.33 $351.95 13% $873.33
2010 Dodge Nitro $649 $400.94 $247.96 11% $734.19
2009 Volkswagen Golf City $694 $222.19 $471.94 18% $856.44
2015 Acura RLX $648 $392.47 $255.96 11% $736.47
2007 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57

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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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