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Robert

31 years of experience
639 reviews
Robert
31 years of experience
Robert did a great job! I would definitely use his services again. I highly recommend.

Ben

41 years of experience
1279 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Ben was on time, explained the process and completed the job to my satisfaction. Would surely recommend.
Ben was top notch: Courteous, friendly, and professional. He changed out a timing belt and serpentine belt, plus secured a mirror that was flopping in the wind, all in about 4 hours, and didn't charge for the mirror. I'll ask for him next time I need service. The site itself is a Godsend. My elderly mother had taken her Lexus to several places and been quoted over $2,000 at each to change her timing belt. I knew that was high. Through Your Mechanic, we got both her timing belt and serpentine belt changed for $710.83. How could I not want to use this service again?!

Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience
Joshua changed my timing belt and spark plugs etc and also windshield wiper and tail lights. I would highly recommend him.

Raymond

37 years of experience
267 reviews
Raymond
37 years of experience
Friendly honest service done on time with great results.
Excellent service. Raymond is one of the best mechanics I have ever met -- knowledgeable, professional, and reliable. Don't hesitate to book Raymond! Thank you!

Joel

21 years of experience
987 reviews
Joel
21 years of experience
Joel did a great job changing my timing belt and water pump. My car works like a charm now.
Great service, I will recommend and any future service I may have, I will not think twice on his expertise.

Chris

22 years of experience
2068 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Excellent mechanic with a “get ‘er done” attitude. I’ll be using YourMechanic from now on and requesting Chris in the future!! Thank you Chris for your professional attitude and your conscience work ethic!

John

17 years of experience
4 reviews
John
17 years of experience
John was very helpful and knowledgeable about the repair he was doing. He finished the repair an hour before the anticipate finish time was. He also didn't mind answering all other questions I had about my car. He's an amazing mechanic!

Chris

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

Tim

48 years of experience
73 reviews
Tim
48 years of experience
Tim got in touch with me right after I put in my order for service to get more information, as he lots of experience with Subaurus and suspected my original diagnosis might have been incorrect or insufficient. Turns out he was right. It was a completely different problem altogether, My car threw a rod and needs a new engine (I was originally told the timing belt had broken). He explained exactly what he checked out and how he found the hole in my engine block. He had good advice on the pros and cons of getting a used engine at this point in the life of my car, and he had some helpful hints for haggling with junk shops, too. He went the distance to make sure I wasn't charged for his visit, as my original diagnosis was useless. Tim is a no BS, highly skilled mechanic who knows his stuff.

Fernando

13 years of experience
31 reviews
Fernando
13 years of experience
Fernando was very knowledgeable and friendly. He finished my vehicle in a timely manner. Great job!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Huntersville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Honda Ridgeline $675 $339.39 $335.95 14% $790.89
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan $548 $308.38 $239.97 13% $630.88
2007 Volvo V50 $623 $263.47 $359.95 16% $747.22
2009 Lexus GX470 $648 $376.09 $271.96 12% $741.59
2010 Acura RL $681 $337.15 $343.95 14% $799.40

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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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