Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Medford.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,124

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Kyle

11 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
11 years of experience
Kyle was awesome! Friendly, patient and knowledgeable. Will be calling on him again for sure!
Efficient and courteous. Thank you for taking care of my old Civic "Bertha".

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
846 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
What a great concept! Less expensive car maintenance that doesn’t get more convenient than your car mechanic making a house call. Jeffrey was on time, professional & honest (as is his wife!). Not only did he change my timing belt but he took care of other eroding belts as well (while showing & explaining to me exactly what was wrong). I have finally found someone I trust to work on my car!
Jeff was excellent. Very professional and obviously experienced. I asked him some questions to frankly test him. I have some mechanical experience and had researched the procedure; he gets an A+. He also left the work space very clean. Couldn't be more pleased!

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
Fair and honest,will recommend him to friends and family.
Gary is a Great mechanic, I will ask him to help for my other cars in the near future.

Dennys

28 years of experience
22 reviews
Dennys
28 years of experience
Great job Will continue to use in future

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Rodney showed up early and went to work promptly. I was impressed by his knowledge and experience. and would gladly recommend him as a mechanic for any automotive task/repair!

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank was very professional and performed his mechanical service in a timely manner. He provided recommendations and answered all questions that I asked of him. He explained the functions of the parts he replaced and guided me through all processes he conducted. I could have not received a better mechanic. I would recommend /refer Frank to any potential customer. Great job

Edward

40 years of experience
64 reviews
Edward
40 years of experience
On time,efficient and very knowledgeable. I am done taking my vehicles to a repair shop where it takes forever and the costs are through the roof. Ed completed repair on time and I never left my house ! Looks like I have found a good mechanic. Thx again.

David

30 years of experience
107 reviews
David
30 years of experience
First 'Your Mechanic' experience & very pleased with (both) them & David. Absolutely no complaints/regrets. Interesting business model & hope this will be an ongoing option for our friends, family, & us in the future. David seemed extremely knowledgeable about not just this 24 yo car but various other autos. Thanks again.

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Did a good job.

Robert

13 years of experience
15 reviews
Robert
13 years of experience
Really great experience with Robert, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Hope to do business again!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Medford?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Kia Rio $575 $319.34 $255.96 13% $663.34
2004 Volkswagen Beetle $749 $348.93 $399.95 15% $886.43
2005 Mitsubishi Montero $657 $288.61 $367.95 16% $783.11
2009 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07
2006 Audi A3 $713 $368.89 $343.95 14% $831.14

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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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