Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in North Charleston.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,045

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Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
432 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
Mr. Lee did a great job. I contacted him 90 minutes before the appointment time and he immediately responded and was able to show up an hour early. The parts I gave him to repair my vehicle with had a defective gasket but he let me know he could still make it work. Mr. Lee found another problem and repaired it at no charge. He was thorough in his work and took his time to make sure it was done right. Thank you, Mr. Lee. I highly recommend his service.
I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Joseph showed up on time, went right to work and did a great job.
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
Joshua was very knowledgeable, completed the work quickly and I would certainly recommend him.
Joshua came right on time, was extremely friendly and fixed my timing belt with no problems. I am very happy with his work and would be happy to use him again on my auto repair.
Fred

Fred

14 years of experience
240 reviews
Fred
14 years of experience
Was on time and quick
Joe

Joe

40 years of experience
576 reviews
Joe
40 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgable. Great job
Adam

Adam

13 years of experience
64 reviews
Adam
13 years of experience
Adam was very precise with his work. Very professional, very friendly, He knew what he was doing from the very beginning. I would highly recommend Adam for all of your car repairs. He replaced a Timing Belt, and it was a very difficult job. We are so glad we found Adam to do the job. He will be doing all of our repairs in the future.
Rocco

Rocco

19 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
19 years of experience
I had Rocco out today to replace the timing belt and water pump on my 1999 Accord. He performed the service while I watched and asked questions as if he had done it a hundred times. He had all the right tools and was very clean about his work. The job was done in my driveway and when he left, it was as if he had never been there. While doing the work, he is inspecting everything he sees and will quickly point out anything that may be a future problem. He noticed the upper radiator hose wearing at the pressure clamp where the hose connects to the motor block and suggested I replace it soon. He also recommended changing the valve cover gasket since there was a little seepage and the seal was now broke and likely to leak. He called and had the part placed on hold and I picked it up while he kept working. He installed the new gasket so I no longer have to worry about a leak. Rocco is very profession and personable. Most importantly, he is very knowledgeable and will give you an honest opinion. I will definitely request his service again.
Max

Max

27 years of experience
19 reviews
Max
27 years of experience
Great service and very professional. Max went above and beyond to make sure all questions were answered and any concerns adressed.
Dan

Dan

36 years of experience
611 reviews
Dan
36 years of experience
Chip

Chip

31 years of experience
22 reviews
Chip
31 years of experience
Chip did a wonderful job on my car and I would recommend him to all of my friends.
Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 years of experience
Whitney was great.. The dude knew what he was doing! Honestly I was a bit scared doing such a big job outside of a shop.. He came in with all the gear he needed in his van.. And literally not a single drop of oil or fluid on the floor. Total professional.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in North Charleston?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Toyota Highlander $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77
2005 Volkswagen Beetle $600 $256.04 $343.95 16% $718.29
2007 Subaru Legacy $593 $353.28 $239.97 12% $675.78
2008 Audi A4 Quattro $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14
2010 Acura TL $680 $311.82 $367.95 15% $806.32

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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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