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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert was right on time. Got the job done in record time even though he was provided the wrong parts. Only one problem is that I had no treats for "baby", his dog...sorry...Will definitely request Robert again
Great work. Car is running like it was prior to breaking down.

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Very knowledgeable. Too me for a test drive after timing belt was replaced. A small coolant leak was detected but Ben went and bought the sealant and fixed it even though he was late for his next job. Also gave me some pointers and fixed my brake noises in 2 minutes. I will recommend this fine gentleman any day, every day.

Tien

21 years of experience
892 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
AWESOME. Tien was right on time. He also explained things to me professionally and without brushing me off when I had questions, something which doesn't happen too often in mechanics' environment being a woman. The repair cost was almost half of what I had been quoted by a local shop(!!)...and the convenience! In my opinion it doesn't get any better when it comes to car repairs!!! Did I say AWESOME?! Thank you, Tien!

Tung

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Tung was on time and professional.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris showed up early for the appt. He scored points for that. Chris got right down to business. He was great. I deginitely will be using him again! Thanks Chris!

Art

23 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
23 years of experience
I'm always happy with Art!

Jay

35 years of experience
695 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay was the most nicest guy and honest! He told me everything I needed to do to my car as a maintenance up keep and told me nothing was in dire need. What he did say was before the summer. He was trustworthy and came early because of the rain. Listened and answered all my questions and my families questions. I am completely satisfied and wish I had known about YourMechanic a long time ago. I would have saved hundreds of dollars.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Jonathan was fast and professional.

Rusty

21 years of experience
352 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Rusty was on time, did a great job. Will definitely use him again. Thanks Rusty.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeffrey was very professional! My timing belt was broken, so he came into a situation that was 50/50 in terms of being able to get it running again. He was very honest with me about this 50/50 chance and let me know that he would do all that he could by replacing the belt and hoping for the best. He was very considerate of not wasting my time or money. He put the new timing belt on and my car is up and running, the engine is just fine too! I am extremely grateful for his help. I'd recommend Jeffrey in a heartbeat.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in New Milford?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Fiat 500 $778 $457.80 $319.96 12% $887.80
2006 Volkswagen Beetle $787 $443.54 $343.95 13% $905.79
2007 Toyota Tundra $870 $358.52 $511.93 16% $1046.52
2006 Audi A4 Quattro $1143 $559.32 $583.92 14% $1344.07
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.

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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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