Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Newtown Square.

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Number of Reviews

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Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Robert wAs a great fit for our jetta
Very professional, very prompt, it was nice to see someone who enjoys there line of work and knows what they're doing.
Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
432 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
i highly recommend using Joseph to perform your car repairs, he made everything easy, fast and convenient, as well as doing all the repairs by the book. he arrived early and went over stuff with me briefly, then had my new timing belt, water pump, idler pulley and tensioner all done in about 2 hours, way quicker than i expected, and the car was all ready and done and the price was reasonable compared to the other quotes i heard. all in all it was totally worth it and i'll keep your_mechanic in mind for any future repairs i might need, i love having a mobile mechanic that comes directly to my place and does the job right in front of your house, unlike when you drop your car off at a shop where you don't see them working on it and make sure they are doing everything they are supposed to, its hard to trust shops like that, i feel way better the fact that with your_mechanic they do the work right out front, not hiding anything, which shows they are confident and trustworthy and are doing everything as its supposed to be done. - Jonathan W.
Joseph was able to come in and replace my car's timing belt without any issue and in a timely manner. The results were immediately noticed and I cannot thank him enough. I would highly recommend Joseph to a friend.
Joseph

Joseph

24 years of experience
351 reviews
Joseph
24 years of experience
Joseph has been quite professional and methodic. I'd definitely want to have him again if I need the service. He's one I'd recommend to my friends knowing his perfromance wouldn't embarrass me.
Fred

Fred

14 years of experience
240 reviews
Fred
14 years of experience
Totally forgot to submit my rating and review for working with Fred... until I just signed on to schedule another repair service... months later... and hoping he was still part of the lineup. That should give a good indication of my experience with Fred. Very polite. Very thorough. Completed the job well within the estimated time. Left the area looking as if he was never even there. And lastly, he took the time to point out some other issues to be mindful of, as well as upcoming related maintenance. No upsell... just simple advisory and advice. I recommend Fred.
Eduardo

Eduardo

16 years of experience
209 reviews
Eduardo
16 years of experience
Eduardo was very pleasant and professional and got the job done even faster than he had estimated.
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Excellent mechanic, very nice person.
Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
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.
Kiri

Kiri

17 years of experience
364 reviews
Kiri
17 years of experience
Great service!
Ian

Ian

12 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
12 years of experience
Ian was very professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. He answered all my questions that I had. I've found my new car mechanic.
Mark

Mark

38 years of experience
48 reviews
Mark
38 years of experience
Mark was excellent. He was punctual, completed the job in the time anticipated, and was very pleasant to talk with. I was very happy to have him helping me.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Newtown Square?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Honda Pilot $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander $1003 $747.39 $255.96 8% $1091.39
2015 Ford Fiesta $623 $318.74 $303.96 14% $727.24
2012 Acura MDX $752 $311.82 $439.94 16% $903.07
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.

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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