Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Milford.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Maxwell arrived on time and explained everything that he would be doing. He was great at helping me understand my vehicles systems. Upon completion I was one happy camper. Highly recommended!!
Maxwell was friendly, approachable, and struck me as very knowledgeable. He was also neat and efficient with the work I hired him to do. I'd definitely hire him again.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert is high professional, clear and organized in the work mechanic. He good knows and loves his job. He has a well-equipped truck with tools and necessary equipment for any work. Robert did great job replacing timing belts on my Nissan Frontier and Toyota Highlander. I have already recommended three friends for Robert and I'll recommend him for all those, who need any repair or any service on their cars. Thank you Robert. Good job. I also want to thank the management, as I understand it is still not big, but growing company, for information and the organization of the repair of cars.
Very professional, very prompt, it was nice to see someone who enjoys there line of work and knows what they're doing.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Mr Carter did an impressive job of getting my Lexus running again. I have been driving it today and I am reasonably satisfied.
Great customer service

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Positive. The car runs very smoothly after the service.

Mike

20 years of experience
90 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience
Mike did an excellent job explaining everything to me as he worked on the car. After an entire day and a lot of work it was finished. I will be calling again to have work performed on my car.

Gerron

32 years of experience
168 reviews
Gerron
32 years of experience
We had a fantastic experience with Gerron. He was punctual, clean, professional, and friendly -- he wasn't even fazed by having our 5yr old hanging out to watch. Peeking in his van, everything was clean, and well organized. He listened to what we said, and was patient in answering our questions. Every step of the way, he gave us the information we needed to make decisions on how to proceed with the repairs -- our best case/worst case scenarios, and what our options were in either case. His explanations about what was wrong were in plain language, easy for non-mechanics to understand, without being condescending. When it turned out that we were facing the worst case scenario (needing a new motor), he gave us the option of completing the repair (i.e. putting all the parts back on the car) or stopping early so that we didn't incur any further parts or labour expenses. We opted to stop early, and he left us all the parts lined up in an orderly fashion. I wouldn't hesitate to have Gerron be our go-to mechanic.

Dennys

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

Christian

20 years of experience
68 reviews
Christian
20 years of experience
We could not be more pleased with Christian's service. Our Van runs more smoothly no than it has in years. We received an estimate from another auto shop to repair the van for $2,200. Christian did it for $1,500.

Juan

8 years of experience
169 reviews
Juan
8 years of experience
Amazing. On time. Honest. Willing to work and ready to get to it. Very great full to have Petey the PT back on the road.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Fast and efficient.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Milford?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser $822 $262.18 $559.93 18% $1014.68
2005 Volkswagen Golf $813 $348.93 $463.94 16% $972.43
2005 Chrysler Sebring $623 $287.03 $335.95 15% $738.53
2005 Audi A4 $1143 $559.32 $583.92 14% $1344.07
2004 Audi A8 Quattro $1048 $527.66 $519.93 14% $1226.41

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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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