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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,165

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Ben

40 years of experience
1145 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Ben,did a good job.

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
ontime and knowledgeable
Maxwell was punctual, had all the necessary tools to do the job and completed the work ahead of schedule! We were skeptical about using Your Mechanic but ended up being absolutely thrilled with the service! Thank you!!

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience
If I need more work done on any car I would request Jeff to come out.
Jeff was very friendly and answered any questions I had. We discussed what services I should have done in the future and the value of using factory parts for certain items. ie spark plugs. Jeff made sure to clean up after himself and kept my garage clean.

Caster

27 years of experience
176 reviews
Caster
27 years of experience
The ratings above say it all.

Chris

17 years of experience
374 reviews
Chris
17 years of experience
Excellent as expected from Chris.

Enrique

20 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
20 years of experience
Enrique is a delightful person and an outstanding hard working, dedicated mechanic! I didn't think think people like him existed anymore! His service and personality was above and beyond all my expectations. I would highly recommend Enrique to anyone and I will personally be requesting him for future work on my vehicle! He is a blessing and a wonderful asset to Your Mechanic! Thank you Enrique!

Keith

25 years of experience
231 reviews
Keith
25 years of experience
Keith was on time, got the job done ahead of schedule and told me it wasn't necessary to get certain work done; saved me $$.

Daniel

20 years of experience
319 reviews
Daniel
20 years of experience
Daniel completed my work on Sunday, and was able to complete the appointment in a timely manner. All work appears to be satisfactory.

James

18 years of experience
17 reviews
James
18 years of experience
James is very professional and takes the time to explain exactly what he is going to do to your vehicle. Very knowledgeable and an excellent mechanic.

Chris

21 years of experience
1786 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris did a great job and worked fast.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Millersville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Volvo S40 $578 $314.19 $263.96 13% $668.94
2011 Volkswagen Jetta $560 $199.72 $359.95 18% $683.47
2008 Toyota 4Runner $678 $357.72 $319.96 13% $787.72
2006 Audi A4 $740 $260.17 $479.94 18% $905.17
2016 Acura RDX $645 $356.55 $287.96 13% $743.55

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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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