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

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,082

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Joseph

Joseph

24 years of experience
351 reviews
Joseph
24 years of experience
Joseph is great. He is on time and even earlier than expected. My car has a stubborn bolt that wouldn't open for him to change the belts. He didn't give up and his persistent efforts fixed the problem after getting a more powerful tool. I am greatly appreciate that he tried to do the right way by coming back with the right tool.
Joseph was awesome! On time, professional, efficient and very knowledgeable. I will definitely be calling him again. No comparison to dealing with a shop or dealership. I would add a star if I could!! :)
Matthew

Matthew

30 years of experience
363 reviews
Matthew
30 years of experience
Matthew was very friendly, courteous and explained everything before and after he completed. Everything was spotless. Very professional job. He's the first one I'll call next time I need work done. WAY better than dropping the car off at the dealer or a shop.
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
Showed up on time, finished on time, all repairs seem to be in good working order
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 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 .
Josh

Josh

21 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
21 years of experience
Excellent! Josh was early to my appointment. He explained everything he was doing and saved me money. He was very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend Josh, actually I already have.
Patrick

Patrick

30 years of experience
865 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Patrick called me an hour before the appointment and asked if he could show up early and when he did, he was ready to get to work. Very professional and efficient. Overall, YourMechanic exceeded my expectations!
Demetri

Demetri

24 years of experience
63 reviews
Demetri
24 years of experience
Very good person and knowledgeable mechanic.
Adam

Adam

14 years of experience
124 reviews
Adam
14 years of experience
Adam is great.
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Timing belt change is really a time-consuming job. It took more than 4 hours to finish. Ben worked hard and friendly.
Russell

Russell

21 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
21 years of experience
Seemed very knowledgeable and courteous.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in New River?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Kia Soul $577 $216.66 $359.95 17% $700.41
2004 Chevrolet Epica $653 $509.13 $143.98 7% $702.63
2004 Volvo S60 $563 $283.51 $279.96 14% $659.76
2006 Audi A4 $757 $276.97 $479.94 17% $921.97
2008 Acura MDX $712 $311.82 $399.95 16% $849.32

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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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