Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Metairie.

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Number of Reviews

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Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience
He did a great job. The car runs great. I would refer your company to anyone. I will certainly use you again.
Chris

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Awesome problem solver
So far I have had Chris work on two of my cars 3 different times all with excellent results. Thank you.
Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
432 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
Joseph was able to come in and replace my car's timing belt without any issue and in a timely manner. The results were immediately noticed and I cannot thank him enough. I would highly recommend Joseph to a friend.
Thank you so much for your hard work! You did an awesome job on my car it's running great!
Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
Did a great job replacing a timing belt on my honda
Professional, friendly, and seems genuinely honest. A pleasure to work with.
Richard

Richard

10 years of experience
475 reviews
Richard
10 years of experience
Richard worked late into the night to make sure everything was done correctly and also took the time to explain to me what he found and fixed. Very happy, as always.
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Came in a timely manner, took care of my issue promptly, very thorough with explaining what he was going to do. I so recommend him.
Jeremy

Jeremy

17 years of experience
180 reviews
Jeremy
17 years of experience
On time and very informative and great mechanic have hi praise for him.
Jose

Jose

14 years of experience
153 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
excellent
Alfredo

Alfredo

18 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
18 years of experience
Alfredo was great. He came prepared and was very efficient. He finished my timing belt in the time it was to take.
Jose

Jose

12 years of experience
245 reviews
Jose
12 years of experience
Great! Great price, great attitude, very professional and knowledgeable about what he is doing. Did what was. Thought to be impossible and got me back on the road!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Metairie?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Toyota 4Runner $678 $358.52 $319.96 13% $788.52
2004 Volkswagen Jetta $701 $348.93 $351.95 14% $821.93
2007 Volkswagen Golf City $693 $221.33 $471.94 18% $855.58
2007 Audi A3 $737 $368.89 $367.95 14% $863.39
2012 Acura MDX $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07

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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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