Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Ho Ho Kus.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
Joshua fixed my timing belt problem very aptly, and I am very happy with his service.
Besides Joshua's great service, I also received great service on the phone while making the appointment, and dealing with some issues regarding getting parts. Thanks!

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience
Always a good experience with Jeff.
AWESOME GUY! Definitely recommend him and Your Mechanic. Jeff came to replace my timing belt, and found that it must have been replaced right before we purchased the car, that saved us $160!!

Chris

21 years of experience
1786 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Called for an earlier appointment and finished the job correctly and efficiently.
Chris allshouse is the man he is the only one I would use from Your Mechanic !!! Great job Chris !!

Kevin

32 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
32 years of experience
Kevin was easy going and knowledgeable. He explained to me the amount of wear and tear my belts had and finished replacing everything in a timely manor. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a mechanic!

Christopher

19 years of experience
173 reviews
Christopher
19 years of experience
Could not have gotten a better technician. There was not a thing that he did not know about the car. Showed up on time and was very meticulous in his work. Engine bay was certainly cleaner once he was done than when he started. I will certainly use this service again and ask for Christopher by name.

Whitney

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
38 years of experience
Whitney is awesome, He is truly an expert. Came on time, explained to me what was going to happen, went through it step by step. It took a little more time than expected, but I would consider it a PLUS, considering that he was more interested in getting it right than getting it done fast.

Kenny

27 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
27 years of experience
Ken is professional and knowledgeable. He kept my husband and I updated on the cost of the repairs which were significantly less what Acura dealership had quoted and far more convenient. He was NOT pushy. We were very well taken care of. Will definitely work with him again.

Honorio

18 years of experience
808 reviews
Honorio
18 years of experience
Honorio was on time, very thorough and professional. He went above and beyond when he diagnosed and fixed my A/C issue even though it was unrelated to the timing belt replacement.

David

25 years of experience
71 reviews
David
25 years of experience
I can't rave enough about how fast amd knowledgeable and punctual David is. My father owned a shop for 13+ years and would have been very happy to know David and would have jumped at the chance to hire someone with his integrity. I wish there were 6 stars!

Chris

15 years of experience
18 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
Everything went as planed. Chris is a pleasure doing business with.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Ho Ho Kus?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2016 Volvo XC60 $714 $314.19 $399.95 16% $851.69
2013 Ford Escape $801 $345.06 $455.94 16% $957.81
2005 Subaru Outback $608 $352.50 $255.96 12% $696.50
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $824 $352.09 $471.94 16% $986.34
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $1126 $542.52 $583.92 15% $1327.27

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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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