Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Lawrenceville.

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4.8/5

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Dan

37 years of experience
715 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Best mechanic repair business in the United States!!!!!!!!

Dennys

28 years of experience
22 reviews
Dennys
28 years of experience
Great job Will continue to use in future
Denny is very kind and courteous. He done an excellent job and finished and hour early. Showed up exactly when he was scheduled. I highly recommend.

John

15 years of experience
4 reviews
John
15 years of experience
John was very helpful and knowledgeable about the repair he was doing. He finished the repair an hour before the anticipate finish time was. He also didn't mind answering all other questions I had about my car. He's an amazing mechanic!

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank was very knowledgeable and good at his job. He was also quick.

Eliud

21 years of experience
29 reviews
Eliud
21 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and polte

Brandon

16 years of experience
268 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Brandon was courteous, punctual, and accommodating. I would probably give 5 stars once I've had a chance to review his mechanical work more thoroughly.

Kevin

22 years of experience
231 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
Did a great job and in a timely manner!

Rusty

21 years of experience
349 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Rusty was very knowledgeable and helpful! Arrived right on time and got straight to work. Even though the appointment went longer than expected, Rusty was very thorough in his work and checking to make sure the whole car was in good shape. Would definitively book him again and y'all should too.

Daniel

19 years of experience
264 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Excellent service.! Daniel is very knowledgeable and helpful every time I ask him a question concerning our van. I will surely recommend him to my friends and relatives to choose him to be their Mechanic whenever they need his service.

Rodney

34 years of experience
380 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Great service, Rodney was awesome! Very knowledgeable


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Lawrenceville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Toyota Tacoma $673 $368.76 $303.96 13% $777.26
2007 Hyundai Tucson $415 $174.82 $239.97 16% $497.32
2014 Ford Fusion $745 $312.76 $431.94 16% $893.26
2006 Audi A4 $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14
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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