Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Jenkintown.

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Number of Reviews

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Charles

Charles

32 years of experience
340 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Charles was prompt, thorough, and talented.
Charles got right to work. He was kind to my 6 year old son who was curious and wanted to “help”. Will definitely ask for Charles for all future work on my car.
Pete

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete arrived on time and did a great job servicing my car. He suggested a few additional things that could have been replaced in the future but did not try to upsell me or anything.The total cost of repairs ended up even slightly less than advertised. I highly recommend Pete and would definitely work with him in the future!
Awesome mechanic! Stellar professional and knowledgeable. You want the best San Diego has to offer? Book Pete!!
Josh

Josh

22 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
Very professional, very knowledgable. Great attitude! I would highly recommend him.
Martin

Martin

40 years of experience
90 reviews
Martin
40 years of experience
Marty was awesome! He was accommodating to my schedule and made sure my car was in tip-top shape before he returned it. He over communicated and I felt confident with every recommendation he provided. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of car repairs.
Gary

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
He was a great mechanic & was in and out quickly.
Alex

Alex

20 years of experience
105 reviews
Alex
20 years of experience
Alex completed the timing belt fast and easy. He is nice and mentioned a few other items need maintenance.
Theodore

Theodore

14 years of experience
1047 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
I have had Theodore work on a couple of cars over the years. He is polite, professional, and does quality work. I recommend him to anyone I know that needs repair work.
Joseph

Joseph

25 years of experience
464 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Prompt (early, even), very competent, and pleasant.
Jeff

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Super awesome mechanic, highly recommend. Very, friendly and has a wealth of knowledge on every vehicle out there. Fast persist and proficient work ethic. Most honest mechanic iv met in my life . Not enough good things to say about Jeff, if you need your car fixed and want reliable fast and dependable grade A+ mechanic who can fix any problem out there, Jeff is your man.
Dan

Dan

37 years of experience
702 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Jenkintown?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Volvo C30 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2015 Volkswagen Jetta $1066 $522.22 $543.93 14% $1253.22
2011 Volkswagen Golf $807 $487.46 $319.96 11% $917.46
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro $816 $287.91 $527.93 18% $997.41
2005 Lexus SC430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52

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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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