Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Little Silver.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,101

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Peter

41 years of experience
1222 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).

Chris

20 years of experience
1574 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was very personable, on time and having the work done at home was very convenient.
Received a timing belt replacement from Chris. Very quick and efficient. Was on time for appointment as well. Would definitely recommend.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Very informative and friendly. Great work!
Robert did a good job on the car, what I like the most is the after service. He called to check on how the car is going and if I need anything. After 1k miles a minor accident happened on coolant leakage. I called him and in 20 minutes he appeared, although it was a weekend, and inspected the car, identified the problem and fixed in in 15 minutes and I was back on the road in less than 1 hour free of charge. I am really impressed with how he backs up his work. I will definitely keep using Robert's services for my car in the future.

Josh

22 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
Nice , friendly, professional expert

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney was polite, friendly, and very approachable. He was a little late (about ten minutes), but I appreciated him calling ahead of time to let me know.

Diego

19 years of experience
393 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Very friendly, did an excellent job on my car

Joseph

31 years of experience
528 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Fast and did a good job

Richard

19 years of experience
221 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Friendly and knowledgeable. Explained services and showed parts and work completed. Everything was done professionally and timely. Arrived on time and completed service on time.

Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
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

Joseph

25 years of experience
474 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Prompt (early, even), very competent, and pleasant.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Little Silver?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Toyota Highlander $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77
2007 Toyota Sequoia $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2004 Volkswagen Beetle $749 $348.93 $399.95 15% $886.43
2015 Acura RLX $712 $392.47 $319.96 13% $822.47
2006 Audi A8 Quattro $1047 $527.53 $519.93 14% $1226.28

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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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