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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Robert

19 years of experience
679 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Excellent service! Robert showed up on time, was pleasant to work with, knew what he was doing and got the job done promptly and correctly. I'll definitely keep Robert and Your Mechanic in mind the next time I need automotive work done.
Very professional and personable! Knowledgeable about every are in the engine and had helped me understand my vehicle better.

Joseph

26 years of experience
516 reviews
Joseph
26 years of experience
Prompt (early, even), very competent, and pleasant.
Arrived early, friendly, got the job done quickly. Great service!

Patrick

12 years of experience
13 reviews
Patrick
12 years of experience
Patrick was late for the appointment due to some unforeseen problems. He was very nice and professional. It was a very difficult part to replace on my vehicle but he handled it with patience and composure. My son who lives in California recommended trying my mechanic out. I had never heard of the service and was very skeptical about trying it. Because of how good Patrick was, I am glad I tried it out. He also inspected other parts of my vehicle which was a good surprise. I would highly recommend Patrick to anyone and would ask for him anytime I need service. If Patrick is an example of your mechanics than you have a great service.

Dave

15 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
15 years of experience
Thanks for my first experience with My. mechanic

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience
Always a good experience with Jeff.

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
862 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
He did a good job on fixing our car. He made sure it was done right and double checked his work . Great job Jeff.

Jordan

8 years of experience
59 reviews
Jordan
8 years of experience
Couldn't be more pleased! I had lots of, um, let's call it "deferred maintenance" on my van... it was getting embarrassing. And when my oil light came on, I was pretty sure she was a goner. Jordan arrived on time (early in fact), performed a very thorough inspection and explained -- without condescension or high-pressure doomsday sales techniques -- what it would take to get back on track. I am thrilled with his work (and at not having to miss any of my work!) and will never defer maintenance again!

James

21 years of experience
5 reviews
James
21 years of experience
On time, very professional and had all tools, materials and supplies needed to perform work

Kelly

33 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
33 years of experience
Kelly did an excellent job. He came across a very odd component of the process but put an extra effort - above and beyond - to complete the job. He worked very hard and I was impressed with the results. Will definitely request Kelly when we come across another fixer.

Jerome

23 years of experience
415 reviews
Jerome
23 years of experience
Great job. Made it look so easy.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Hillsborough?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Subaru Impreza $581 $341.45 $239.97 12% $663.95
2014 Ford Fiesta $624 $320.53 $303.96 14% $729.03
2008 Volvo C70 $708 $307.59 $399.95 16% $845.09
2011 Acura TL $624 $304.42 $319.96 14% $734.42
2014 Acura TL $672 $304.42 $367.95 15% $798.92

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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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