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

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Number of Reviews

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Eliud

21 years of experience
29 reviews
Eliud
21 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and polte
Eliud was very professional. He worked through the rain and got the job done to replace timing belt. My car was 1993 & he had to use his experience to open rusted parts to reach the timing belt replacement parts. I trust him for his workmanship.

Peter

41 years of experience
1222 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Outstanding! Was sceptical and hesitant to use this service, I'm just accustomed to the inconvenience of taking my car to a brick and mortar shop. Never again if it can be avoided. Peter was the consummate experienced professional. Not only was the problem exactly as he expected, the repair was less than the quote- which was already significantly less expensive than my past experience with traditional shops. I am overjoyed at the convenience of this service and I will definitely use again. Highly recommended, and Peter was phenomenal.

Chris

16 years of experience
330 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Chris was amazing, personable and knowledgeable
Great guy! Very knowledgeable of his work. He did my timing belt kit replacement and water pump and did an outstanding service. Will be calling him again for future work on my vehicle.

Henry

32 years of experience
133 reviews
Henry
32 years of experience
Henry was great.

Jose

14 years of experience
291 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
He was on time and very professional this is the second time I had him come over and service my car

Tien

21 years of experience
888 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Did another timing job on my parents car, could not be more happier for the awesome service received

James

28 years of experience
542 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and professional. He also completed the repair much quicker than expected. I will be sure to request James in the future.

Frederick

14 years of experience
54 reviews
Frederick
14 years of experience
Great job, working 13 hr shifts no time to fix myself, car is running great thanks already called for diesel to have water pump fixed!

Isai

25 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
25 years of experience
Isais was very professional and courteous. I found out after he arrived that the work would not be warranted due to me supplying the parts. I knew the parts I had purchased were of good quality and that Isais's ability to do the job would be sufficient to do the work without a warranty. I was very happy with the work he accomplished.

Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Paul was very thorough, and did the job the right way, very honest about the condition of my car. I appreciate the honesty and the explanations he gave me for the parts I needed and why I did. Very clean operation, can't even tell he was here. Will definitely call on him again when I have an automobile repair that is over my head.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in North Scituate?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Kia Amanti $734 $382.30 $351.95 14% $855.30
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour $616 $311.82 $303.96 14% $720.32
2006 Volkswagen Jetta $621 $253.27 $367.95 16% $747.77
2004 Lexus ES330 $609 $256.77 $351.95 16% $729.77
2007 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07

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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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