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Richard

13 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
13 years of experience
Very good machinic!!!! I've used Richard several times on both my cars. I always ask for his services.
Richard worked late into the night to make sure everything was done correctly and also took the time to explain to me what he found and fixed. Very happy, as always.

Ben

41 years of experience
1367 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
I trust Ben to get the job done!
Great mechanic, great guy.

Patrick

32 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
I thought I was to get $10.00 off for posting to Facebook for a total of $235.00 instead of $245.00 that I paid with Visa card ending in 0018.

Gregory

31 years of experience
378 reviews
Gregory
31 years of experience
Gregory's work was great. He came on a Sunday (very helpful for me) and got everything done when he said he would. I would highly recommend Gregory!

Ryan

18 years of experience
62 reviews
Ryan
18 years of experience
Ryan is the Real Deal, an expert mechanic who showed up on time, neat in appearance, friendly, well spoken, and fully prepared and equipped to do the job we've asked him to do. I consider replacement of a timing belt a big job. Ryan didn't break a sweat and had the job finished, the engine back together, everything cleaned up, his tools and equipment packed away in exactly four hours from the moment he arrived at our home. He's obviously very competent and confident in what he does. Thanks, Ryan, we'll definitely call Your Mechanic and request you when the need arises again.

Sami

21 years of experience
69 reviews
Sami
21 years of experience
He couldn't find my place at first, but provided great work on my car.

Shawn

23 years of experience
122 reviews
Shawn
23 years of experience
Shawn takes a lot of care to make sure everything is done right. Thank you Shawn!

Fabrice

20 years of experience
134 reviews
Fabrice
20 years of experience
Good guy, worked hard.

Joseph

33 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
33 years of experience
Nice guy

Steven

16 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
16 years of experience
Steve is professional, on time and honest mechanic. Gotta love the guy.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Nottingham?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Saturn Vue $773 $332.79 $439.94 16% $924.04
2008 Hyundai Elantra $598 $237.59 $359.95 17% $721.34
2007 Volvo S60 $503 $263.47 $239.97 14% $585.97
2010 Acura TL $721 $337.15 $383.95 15% $853.15
2006 Audi A4 $816 $407.58 $407.94 14% $955.83

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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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