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Kyle

13 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
13 years of experience
There was an unfortunate parts mix-up (which I didn't think would happen booking a week in advance) that caused my appointment to end up starting four hours later than scheduled, which caused some disturbance to the rest of my day- but the work was top notch, faster than estimated, far cheaper than any shop in town, and done with friendly professionalism. Will absolutely book with Kyle again.
was great. i got to watch how its done, ask questions, finished precisely on time, was thorough & did it just how i would do it, if i knew what i was doing. hehe

Gregory

31 years of experience
365 reviews
Gregory
31 years of experience
On schedule, good job, friendly, professional

Tien

23 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
23 years of experience
Thank You Tien For Getting My Baby Back On The Road. Your Super Efficient And Hard Working.... Keep Up The Great Work And I Most Definitely Will Be Using You For Services In The Future

Robert

27 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
27 years of experience
I had a horrible ordeal that I feel in the end resulted in a positive situation.

Robert

20 years of experience
941 reviews
Robert
20 years of experience
Very professional and personable! Knowledgeable about every are in the engine and had helped me understand my vehicle better.

Mike

28 years of experience
35 reviews
Mike
28 years of experience
I was unsure about the whole thing at first, but once he explained everything and was soo honest about the repair itself I felt good about calling them. I will call them anytime I need repairs done.

Christopher

27 years of experience
14 reviews
Christopher
27 years of experience
Chris explained exactly what he was going to do. Arrived early and even went with me on a test drive

Kevin

33 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
33 years of experience
Kevin was easy going and knowledgeable. He explained to me the amount of wear and tear my belts had and finished replacing everything in a timely manor. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a mechanic!

Enrique

21 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
21 years of experience
Nice and pleseant. He is knowledgeable about his work, services, and car parts

Matthew

33 years of experience
1084 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
Once again he was highly professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Ladson?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Volvo S60 $527 $263.47 $263.96 14% $618.22
2006 Kia Amanti $772 $419.56 $351.95 13% $892.56
2010 Kia Soul $486 $237.59 $247.96 14% $570.84
2012 Acura MDX $777 $337.15 $439.94 16% $928.40
2006 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.

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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