Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Littleton.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,045

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Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
OUTSTANDING as Always!
Joshua changed my timing belt and spark plugs etc and also windshield wiper and tail lights. I would highly recommend him.
Paul

Paul

33 years of experience
9 reviews
Paul
33 years of experience
Gregory

Gregory

28 years of experience
141 reviews
Gregory
28 years of experience
Gregory was awesome! He showed up on time, did the job in the time promised, and for the price quoted. Gregory professional, and iI the definetly recomend his service, I will be calling amid asking for him to serviceour vehicles.
Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
Always a good experience with Jeff.
Andrew

Andrew

13 years of experience
49 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
My experience with Andrew was good. I would use him again. I just wish they got the repair information correct. It felt a little like a bait and switch scheme. Not a scam just a little like a scheme. Thanks!
Jerome

Jerome

21 years of experience
246 reviews
Jerome
21 years of experience
very professional and reliable experience Jerome was a true profession I will definitely use your mechanic again no gimmicks or smoke screens just honest mechanical work on my vehicle as consumers that's all we can ask for
Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Theodore was great I will definitely recommend him to co workers and friends. Thank you again
Raymond

Raymond

33 years of experience
63 reviews
Raymond
33 years of experience
Raymond helped me with a timing belt/serpentine belt/water pump service. This is NOT something you can do in the rain or cold. If you want to save several hundred dollars by booking this amazing mechanic, you need to pony up a garage. Little things like a heater and a value meal go a LONG way with him. His service was outstanding and he answered any questions we had. I had a small complication with air in the power steering and he came out free of charge to burp the system (also taught me!). Give him a safe and decent place to work and he'll rise to the occasion every time.
Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Chris showed up early for the appt. He scored points for that. Chris got right down to business. He was great. I deginitely will be using him again! Thanks Chris!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Littleton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Subaru Outback $605 $348.85 $255.96 12% $692.85
2010 Chrysler Sebring $828 $291.64 $535.93 18% $1011.89
2005 Volkswagen Jetta $536 $216.52 $319.96 17% $646.52
2009 Audi A4 $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14
2004 Acura RL $870 $286.46 $583.92 18% $1071.21

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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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