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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Mr. Lee did a great job. I contacted him 90 minutes before the appointment time and he immediately responded and was able to show up an hour early. The parts I gave him to repair my vehicle with had a defective gasket but he let me know he could still make it work. Mr. Lee found another problem and repaired it at no charge. He was thorough in his work and took his time to make sure it was done right. Thank you, Mr. Lee. I highly recommend his service.
Joseph did a fantastic job . He arrived early and completed the timing belt ahead of schedule

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeff checked to make sure the water pump was bad before he started work, which was very fast & he went over & beyond my expectations. Well done!
Jeffrey was on time, informative and knew his business. I will not hesitate to ask for him again.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
knowledgeable

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Very knowledgeable, patient and detailed in his work. Maxwell did a great job! I will definitely recommend him to friends.

David

12 years of experience
66 reviews
David
12 years of experience

Brandon

16 years of experience
269 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Brandon was great and professional as usual.

Khoa

18 years of experience
355 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Khoa (pronounced Kw-aa) was very nice and completed the job ahead of time. He also pointed out that my CV axel did not need to be replaced, saving me a few bucks. He tried his best to keep tidy, but some oil and radiator fluid spilled on the driveway (that's understandable given it is major work being performed outside of a shop environment). The only thing that kept me from giving him a 5 star is attention to detail. He left radiator fluid spigot underneath the car and didn't point out a loud clicking noise which I hadn't heard before and which he later diagnosed as a bad power steering pump. Overall, I would recommend Khoa.

Chris

16 years of experience
334 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Great guy! Very knowledgeable of his work. He did my timing belt kit replacement and water pump and did an outstanding service. Will be calling him again for future work on my vehicle.

Christopher

25 years of experience
258 reviews
Christopher
25 years of experience
Honest mechanic that will look out for you and won't bleed you dry. Thank you!

Christopher

23 years of experience
79 reviews
Christopher
23 years of experience
Great


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Laurel?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Toyota Sequoia $934 $358.52 $575.92 17% $1132.52
2009 Kia Sportage $737 $320.62 $415.94 16% $879.62
2012 Fiat 500 $778 $457.80 $319.96 12% $887.80
2014 Acura TSX $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82
2004 Lexus LX470 $718 $358.52 $359.95 14% $842.27

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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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