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Number of Reviews

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Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Theodore was meticulous and thorough...he was professional, on time and pleasant. He had several recommendations that I plan to follow up on soon. He provided me total confidence with his work and his manner. I think I have found my regular mechanic. Thank you.
He knew what needed to be done and earned my trust as a mechanic.
Patrick

Patrick

31 years of experience
956 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Again very satisfied. Thank you Patrick
Patrick was on time and very thorough.
Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Peter was fantastic. He was on time (early actually), left my garage clean and fixed my truck (timing belt/water pump replacement). He took time to explain what was happening with my truck and answered any questions I had. Great job! I would recommend Peter, and already have, to my family and friends. I rated recommending YourMechanic.com at an 8 because when you call their toll free number for customer service, you will probably be on hold for 20-30 minutes. Once you finally get through, the agents are friendly and courteous. But something needs to be done about the wait time.
Very pleased with Peter! Arrived early, completed the job early as a result. Peter was very professional. When he left, the work area was more clean than when he started! I hope I can have him do all future work I need performed!
MICHAEL

MICHAEL

31 years of experience
90 reviews
MICHAEL
31 years of experience
Excellent mechanic! Goes far and beyond expectations. Most importantly an honest mechanic.
Charles

Charles

31 years of experience
227 reviews
Charles
31 years of experience
Courteous, knowledgeable, personable, a great individual, and a great mechanic. He will be my go to for auto repairs from now on. I greatly appreciate his work.
Jonathan

Jonathan

19 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
19 years of experience
Arrived early, did the agreed upon work, great service.
Adam

Adam

14 years of experience
124 reviews
Adam
14 years of experience
Adam is great.
Jason

Jason

29 years of experience
109 reviews
Jason
29 years of experience
Great job done. I will get Jason if I need help. Thank you.
Adam

Adam

14 years of experience
48 reviews
Adam
14 years of experience
Adam mackay is very knowledgable and professional. Super friendly and provided honest work. Would request his services again in the future. Money well spent.
Maxwell

Maxwell

15 years of experience
389 reviews
Maxwell
15 years of experience
Oh my gosh, its been a long time since I been without my transportation. I was told I would have to wait three days for my car to get fixed. Then an angle blessed me Maxwell came out to repair Sunflower {my truck} I was unsure if Sunflower would run again. I'm greatful for Mobil mechanics my children and I have our lifeline back. There is really not many words I can say to show Max we are greatful. Max from Sunflower the kiddos and I we hope thank you is enough. THANK YOU MAXWELL!!!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Glenside?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Toyota 4Runner $678 $358.52 $319.96 13% $788.52
2010 Kia Soul $465 $216.66 $247.96 15% $549.91
2004 Isuzu Rodeo $584 $312.54 $271.96 13% $678.04
2013 Acura TSX $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82
2011 Acura TSX $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82

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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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