Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Kent.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,045

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Joel

Joel

18 years of experience
562 reviews
Joel
18 years of experience
On time, on point, very knowledgeable. Great personality! I really enjoyed my experience!!!
Very informative friendly and punctual. Would highly recommend. Will be vetting service done by him again.
Patrick

Patrick

30 years of experience
865 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Excellent service.
Arrived on time ready to go. Completed the inspection and timing belt/water pump/tensioner replacement earlier than expected. Courteous and informative.
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Likable and Expert Mechanic. Showed up on time. Installed a timing belt kit (all belts, water pump, idlers, and tensioner) within the estimated time. I look forward to using Robert again for any other work I need on my cars.
Robert is terrific!
Omar

Omar

18 years of experience
67 reviews
Omar
18 years of experience
Very happy
Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Peter arrived on time. He was cordial and neat. His work is excellent. He recommended additional work that will correct several misperforming functions. I hope he can be my mechanic for a long time. .
Joe

Joe

40 years of experience
576 reviews
Joe
40 years of experience
Joe is a class act and a true professional. Worked with us to get our Van back on the road and he went above and beyond. I highly recommend him to anyone! No job is too big or small.
Enrique

Enrique

18 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
18 years of experience
This is my second appointment with Enrique and, as always, he is professional and very friendly. He worked very hard and made sure I was satisfied with his job. He did a fantastic job servicing the timing belt system of my Aveo. I will surely recommend him to all my friends in the LGBT community as he is very much a gentleman and professional. Kudos to Your Mechanic for having Enrique in your team! Keep Orlando Strong!
Brandon

Brandon

15 years of experience
241 reviews
Brandon
15 years of experience
Prompt, courteous, and efficient. Overall, a good experience.
David

David

25 years of experience
141 reviews
David
25 years of experience
timely, i went to work and he completed repair.
Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Replaced water pump, timing belt, pulley tensioner, pulley, serpintine belt, and thermostat. A 5 hours work but he finished early. It is my first time using Yourmechanic services and I will rate as an EXCELLENT experience 10/10. First, it is very convenient bec. They come to me and I can comfortably wait at home. Second, they charge cheaper than any dealer or local shop I know. Third, Chris is very experience in his field of work, assess my truck and honestly recommends needed to be done in the future. I ask Chris if he could install the thermostat also (was not part of the service i ordered). When he finished, Chris waived off the extra charge and actually gave me a $10 discount bec. It is my first time using their service. Now, no one in any local shop I know would do that for me. I just found my home service that I can rely on if any of my car needs fixing. I would definitely recommend him to my friends.


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
2014 Honda Odyssey $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2012 Ford Fiesta $629 $325.43 $303.96 14% $733.93
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe $724 $499.85 $223.97 9% $800.85
2005 Audi A8 Quattro $947 $427.54 $519.93 15% $1126.29
2007 Lexus LX470 $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.

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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