Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Hobart.

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Number of Reviews

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Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
He is great. Would recommend him to anyone.
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Robert was right on time. He explained exactly what he was going to do and what we could expect, He also has followed up to make sure all is well, and made sure that we could contact him if had any questions. Nice job Robert!
Frist time client. I was blown away how Robert was able to do the work right on site. I'll use him again on future repairs. Thxs Robert. GREAT job!
Allen

Allen

33 years of experience
344 reviews
Allen
33 years of experience
Excellent service Super professional!
Allen arrived on time, was very personable, explained the process and the company warranty. Then he proceeded to Change my water pump and timing belt in a very timely and professional manner. I had two estimates, one from a Nissan dealer and the other from a local shop and both were approx $600 more than 'Your Mechanic" I was skeptical at first but Allen's work and friendly manner as well as explaining and answering my questions put my mind at ease. What else can i say except that I spent 14 yrs in the selling and managing in car dealerships and know a little more about cars than the average person--and I'm thrilled.--Jim Brady
Steven

Steven

14 years of experience
62 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Excellent service. Id call on Steven again.
Steve is professional, on time and honest mechanic. Gotta love the guy.
Jonathan

Jonathan

33 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Jonathan was very professional and knowledgeable. He showed up on time and completed the requested repairs in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend his services.
Damian

Damian

8 years of experience
141 reviews
Damian
8 years of experience
Damian did an outstanding job
Brandon

Brandon

15 years of experience
241 reviews
Brandon
15 years of experience
Brandon was very knowledgeable, friendly and really knows his stuff.
Travis

Travis

11 years of experience
174 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Travis was courteous, friendly, and got right to work. He did a great job.
Joseph

Joseph

24 years of experience
351 reviews
Joseph
24 years of experience
No problems, showed up on time, knocked it out. Thanks
Robert

Robert

17 years of experience
436 reviews
Robert
17 years of experience
Robert finished the job in half the time I thought he would. He was profesional and very honest on his assessment of my vehicle


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Hobart?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Subaru Impreza $777 $472.57 $303.96 11% $881.07
2005 Mazda Miata $571 $290.90 $279.96 14% $667.15
2005 Toyota Camry $497 $256.77 $239.97 14% $579.27
2006 Lexus SC430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2009 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07

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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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