Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Highland.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chris

21 years of experience
1852 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris did a great job and worked fast.
perfect job

Theodore

15 years of experience
1217 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Theodore was great! He was on time and did a wonderful job on my timing belt/water pump replacement.
He knew what needed to be done and earned my trust as a mechanic.

Ben

40 years of experience
1146 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Ben is professional and friendly. I would definitely book his service again if needed.
Especially liked the fact that Ben recommended and assessed other maintenance and repairs that are needed on my car. Found my new mechanic in Houston!

Omar

20 years of experience
67 reviews
Omar
20 years of experience
We have already decided to contact Omar next month to handle oil and maintenance on both of our vehicles. He was great. I will be sharing this service and positive experience with all my single girlfriends.

Joseph

19 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
Professional, explained things well, friendly, did great work. Highly recommend.

Kelly

33 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
33 years of experience
Very satisfactory. Knowlegeable and thorough.

Braxton

10 years of experience
205 reviews
Braxton
10 years of experience
Very Professional and knowledgeable Job well done!!!!!!!!

Mark

10 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
10 years of experience
Very knowledgeable, honest, efficient!

Anderson

26 years of experience
67 reviews
Anderson
26 years of experience
Friendly and knowledgeable. Completed work in a neat and timely manner. Highly recommend

Phil

29 years of experience
48 reviews
Phil
29 years of experience
Phil is an excellent mechanic. He took his time and informed me of every steps of his progress. I would highly recommend him.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Highland?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volvo S40 $512 $248.11 $263.96 15% $602.86
2005 Toyota Tundra $841 $360.73 $479.94 16% $1005.73
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse $555 $314.84 $239.97 12% $637.34
2015 Acura TLX $603 $363.26 $239.97 12% $685.76
2009 Audi TT $729 $321.35 $407.94 16% $869.60

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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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