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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Chet

39 years of experience
438 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
If you're expecting a big shiny shop truck to show up, you're in for a surprise (I was a bit taken aback initially) but it's a good lesson in not judging a book by its cover - or in this case, its vehicle! Chet was on time and every bit as knowledgeable and professional as any mechanic I've ever encountered. He knows what he's doing and wastes no time doing it, adding appropriate suggestions regarding future maintenance as he goes. Noticed helpful things to keep my 19 year old baby on the road and happy - things I might not have considered. Had good information about oil choices, too. Got the whole job done between 11:30 and 3:30, not only the timing belt and pulleys but water pump, too. Just an all-around A+ experience, and knowing he's backed by a warranty on the work/parts makes me feel even better.
able to handle every aspect of the project. easy to get along with.

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and friendly. Did the job as planed and explained in details. A very good mechanic and I recommend him highly.
Charles was prompt, thorough, and talented.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Again very satisfied. Thank you Patrick
on time and satisfied with the job.

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Emmette came on time. He took time and did a very thorough job with my Sienna at my house. He changed timing belt, water pump, thermostat, AC/drive belts, and also performed transmission fluid service. Great services. I would definitely use him again in the future.
Emmette was extremely courteous and professional. I will definitely use the service again and specifically request his expertise. He completed the job very well and on time.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Excellent mechanic with a “get ‘er done” attitude. I’ll be using YourMechanic from now on and requesting Chris in the future!! Thank you Chris for your professional attitude and your conscience work ethic!

David

25 years of experience
182 reviews
David
25 years of experience
David was great. He arrived on time (closer to 9am than to 10am), worked like mad until late afternoon, showed me the parts that were removed including the timing belt and water pump, and offer me other auto repair services in the future.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 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.

James

28 years of experience
546 reviews
James
28 years of experience
The best mechanic around,he knows exactly what he's doing and he gets the job done right the first,hands down me and my wife will be calling for him again to work on our trucks

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
This was the first time using this service and I was very impressed. Maxwell was prompt for the appointment and patient in answering all of my questions. You could tell he was very knowledgeable and I was very satisfied with the work he performed. I would not hesitate to use him again in the future for any maintenance or service of my vehicles.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Oakton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Subaru Baja $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2010 Kia Rio5 $560 $272.53 $287.96 15% $659.53
2008 Kia Rio $688 $272.53 $415.94 17% $831.53
2011 Acura TL $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82
2013 Acura MDX $770 $433.97 $335.95 13% $885.47

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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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