Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Liberty Hill.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joseph

Joseph

25 years of experience
464 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Joseph arrived early. Got set up... quick and efficient. Car was fixed and running like a top!! Thank you Joseph for helping us keep these old cars running.... 
Great work! Showed up 15 minutes before the appointment! Was very friendly and thorough with his work. Highly recommend him.
Maxwell

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Maxwell was on time and performed the job great
Maxwell was punctual, had all the necessary tools to do the job and completed the work ahead of schedule! We were skeptical about using Your Mechanic but ended up being absolutely thrilled with the service! Thank you!!
Joseph

Joseph

31 years of experience
503 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Joseph showed up on time, went right to work and did a great job.
Nice guy
Rodney

Rodney

34 years of experience
379 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Exceptional Mechanic
Ben

Ben

39 years of experience
1072 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben is professional and friendly. I would definitely book his service again if needed.
Chris

Chris

13 years of experience
96 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris was here early. He was very knowledgable and very nice. He finished my car and gave me some feedback on my next issue to have repaired. I will def be reqesting him next time.
Joel

Joel

19 years of experience
716 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and professional. The job was no easy one as there is a troublesome bolt that makes this change out of the timing belt a bear. Joel never threw up his hands or got frustrated; he pressed on and got the job done. I would let him work on any of my cars and will be sure to ask for him when I use your mechanic again.
William

William

28 years of experience
40 reviews
William
28 years of experience
William was extrely polite, timely and knowledgeable!
Peter

Peter

41 years of experience
1212 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter helped me out on short notice to fix my car. He was on time and professional. He quickly diagnosed and fixed my car in the middle of Arizona heat (113 F).
Joshua

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Liberty Hill?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volvo XC90 $587 $283.51 $303.96 15% $692.01
2005 Volvo XC90 $622 $285.65 $335.95 15% $737.15
2010 Volvo S40 $589 $324.99 $263.96 13% $679.74
2013 Acura RDX $576 $311.82 $263.96 13% $666.57
2014 Acura TSX $696 $311.82 $383.95 15% $827.82

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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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