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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 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.
This is truly an awesome service experience!!! Was able to get the work needed on my car in one day and and I did not have to go without my car. Joseph showed up just as planned, and did all the work (quite a bit since it took 5 hrs) in my office parking garage. Joseph, thanks so much!!

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
Quick, knowledgeable, very skillful and genuine honest mechanic. Would recommend to anyone and made me a believer of this service.

Chris

21 years of experience
1786 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Excellent work thanks
Chris is a great mechanic and very professional representative for your company. I will be using this service again ang have already recommended it to friends.

Peter

42 years of experience
1301 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Was early and finished in half the time estimated. Was very professional, kind and really did an above and beyond job. This was my first time using this service and I am excited to never have to leave my car in a shop again :)
Peter did an excellent job with our Nissan. He was informative and helpful. Peter was meticulous at his work and cleaned the area as he worked, as well as when he completed the job. He also diagnosed another issue with the vehicle and sent me a quote. We are very pleased with his service and will highly recommend him to friends looking for a great mechanic.

James

29 years of experience
651 reviews
James
29 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.

Chet

40 years of experience
445 reviews
Chet
40 years of experience
Replaced my timing belt and water pump

Robert

26 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
26 years of experience
I had a horrible ordeal that I feel in the end resulted in a positive situation.

Michael

23 years of experience
15 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
On time, polite, knowledgeable, thorough. The car has never run so good. Will use him again for sure!

Tung

15 years of experience
304 reviews
Tung
15 years of experience
Tung was very professional from start to finish. 10 stars if I could.

Theodore

15 years of experience
1182 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
I'm very satisfied with the awesome job he has done. I appreciate his honest inspection on the van. I will definitely recommend him to my family and friends.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Norwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2016 Ford Fusion $799 $366.69 $431.94 15% $947.19
2014 Volkswagen Golf $1061 $669.24 $391.95 11% $1195.99
2005 Subaru Legacy $653 $388.60 $263.96 12% $743.35
2007 Audi A4 Quattro $760 $352.09 $407.94 15% $900.34
2013 Audi A3 $751 $470.66 $279.96 11% $846.91

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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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