Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Mount Vernon.

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Number of Reviews

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Joseph

25 years of experience
474 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Arrived early, friendly, got the job done quickly. Great service!
Joseph arrived early. Got set up... quick and efficient. Car was fixed and running like a top!! Thank you Joseph for helping us keep these old cars running.... 

Chet

39 years of experience
437 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
able to handle every aspect of the project. easy to get along with.
Outstanding mechanic,knowledgeable,and hardwork,one of the best.I was notified with appointment dates and times and all were kept,professional and friendly.

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian was a pleasure to work with

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
great techician

David

25 years of experience
182 reviews
David
25 years of experience
David was thorough and efficient. All repairs were done perfectly and now my car is as good as new! We will gladly use David again in the future.

Ben

39 years of experience
1092 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Especially liked the fact that Ben recommended and assessed other maintenance and repairs that are needed on my car. Found my new mechanic in Houston!

Robert

18 years of experience
612 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert was on time and got the job done ahead of schedule

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeffery is a great mechanic that is very detailed in his work. He finds the problem at hand and also checks for other things that may become faulty later. Great guy,very knowlegable and able to explain things in a way all can understand .

Joseph

18 years of experience
417 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Fantastic experience. My first time using YourMechanic and will not hesitate to use again. Joseph was very knowledgeable, personable and professional.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert did a great job! I would definitely use his services again. I highly recommend.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Mount Vernon?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Subaru WRX $749 $429.18 $319.96 12% $859.18
2006 Hyundai Santa Fe $595 $314.62 $279.96 13% $690.87
2006 Subaru Outback $709 $348.85 $359.95 14% $832.60
2004 Audi A6 Quattro $987 $435.51 $551.93 16% $1177.26
2007 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57

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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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