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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,153

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Whitney

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
38 years of experience
Whitney was excellent and very meticulous at his job. My Elantra runs much smoother and nicer after the Timing belt change. Very happy with the work done !!!

Jonathan

21 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
21 years of experience
Arrived early, did the agreed upon work, great service.
He did not give up until the leak stopped. It took two days.

Joe

22 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
22 years of experience
Joe is very courteous and prompt. He knows what he is doing, and is very confident in his ability to repair your car. I would gladly have Joe work on my vehicle in the future.
Joe was very professional and polite and courteous

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
Very knowledgeable, patient and detailed in his work. Maxwell did a great job! I will definitely recommend him to friends.
Maxwell was friendly, approachable, and struck me as very knowledgeable. He was also neat and efficient with the work I hired him to do. I'd definitely hire him again.

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience
Jeff was a very knowledgeable about what he was doing and went about it in a professional way. I will request him when I have more repairs to be done. He had everything needed to do the job. When he had a tool problem, rather than quit, he worked through it and was able to complete the job in record time. I liked the way his truck was set up for most jobs he had to do.

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
Joseph was absolutely professional, easy going and fantastic to work with. I will be working with him in the near future! Thanks so much for all you did today. it was so cold outside!

Robert

30 years of experience
583 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Robert is terrific!

Robert

36 years of experience
132 reviews
Robert
36 years of experience
Job Well Done

Julio

26 years of experience
67 reviews
Julio
26 years of experience
Great service and good knowledgement from julio.

Diego

20 years of experience
506 reviews
Diego
20 years of experience
Our experience with Diego was excellent! Diego was here to replace the timing belt and water pump on one of our vehicles. Diego is a true professional and carries himself as such. His demeanor was pleasant and cordial; he was respectful and polite; and, he was communicative and took the time to explain his work and keep us apprised of his progress. Once the work was complete, Diego thoroughly explained all the work he did and the results of his inspection. I would use Diego again in a heartbeat and would also recommend him as he is truly a professional who know his stuff and his cars.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Kent?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Dodge Nitro $530 $282.24 $247.96 13% $615.49
2006 Mitsubishi Montero $655 $287.40 $367.95 16% $781.90
2015 Volvo S60 $740 $307.59 $431.94 16% $888.09
2005 Lexus RX330 $665 $249.37 $415.94 17% $808.37
2014 Acura TL $688 $304.42 $383.95 16% $820.42

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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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