Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in New Braunfels.

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Chris

21 years of experience
1945 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris did a great job and worked fast.
Excellent mechanic with a “get ‘er done” attitude. I’ll be using YourMechanic from now on and requesting Chris in the future!! Thank you Chris for your professional attitude and your conscience work ethic!

Robert

30 years of experience
609 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
No complaints
Great job as always. Very knowledgeable about what needs to be done and willing to explain what is happening with the repair. This is the third appointment I've booked with him and I'm always satisfied with his work.

James

29 years of experience
715 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Wonderful man. James was super. It is hard to say enough positive things about him. I feel like I have a new friend. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He taught me a few things and found a couple of minor things that need to be taken care of. But most of all, he is a very personable and pleasant man to be around. Very highly recommended.
A very serious professional person. He was very honest with us and explain what the car needed and how he was going to work on the car. He explain us how was the car after fixing it. We are very thankful of having Mr. James working with us.

Dan

38 years of experience
824 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
Best mechanic repair business in the United States!!!!!!!!

Raul

33 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
33 years of experience
The whole process was easy and pleasant.

Whitney

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
38 years of experience
Whitney is knowledgable and expert. He is swift and Courteous. He did my service pretty smartly and knows what and how to do.

Mike

12 years of experience
127 reviews
Mike
12 years of experience
Excellent mechanic, very thorough and knowledgeable. I will definitely ask for Mike again.

Ralph

37 years of experience
145 reviews
Ralph
37 years of experience
Ralph was very nice and knowledgeable he made sure that everything was done to my satisfaction and he did a very good job. Would definitely recommend down to others

Jonathan

21 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
21 years of experience
JONATHAN WAS ON TIME DID MY SERVICE THAT WE AGREED TO HAVE DONE.I ASKED HIM TO GIVE ME ANOTHER QUOTE ON ANOTHER SERVICE WAS VERY HONEST WITH ME AND VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE.I WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE HIM KEEP MY CAR GOING NO MORE SHOPS THEY JUST WANT TO RIP ME OFF.

Frederick

15 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
15 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in New Braunfels?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volvo S40 $527 $263.47 $263.96 14% $618.22
2006 Honda Accord $705 $337.15 $367.95 15% $831.65
2011 Subaru Forester $799 $526.58 $271.96 10% $892.08
2007 Lexus RX400h $765 $284.97 $479.94 17% $929.97
2007 Audi A4 Quattro $764 $356.32 $407.94 15% $904.57

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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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