Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Olney.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,165

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Gary

26 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
26 years of experience
Gary seemed very qualified and personable. Before leaving he gave me some good maintenance suggestions. Overall, it was a very positive experience.
He was a great mechanic & was in and out quickly.

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
He is great. Would recommend him to anyone.
very knowledgeable and informative about what he was doing

Dan

38 years of experience
789 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
Your Mechanic is a great business to deal with, providing amazing pricing and top notch professional workmanship. I will absolutely without a doubt be using Your Mechanic again and will be requesting that Dan Barber be my mechanic for all future jobs! A+++++

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
He was fast, kind and very informative!
Jeffrey was fantastic! He was friendly and explained things well. He was early which was great since he had a 5 hour repair to complete. I'll definitely use Jeffery in the future.

Jose

16 years of experience
154 reviews
Jose
16 years of experience
professional and efficient, the best mechanic I have ever met.

Joseph

19 years of experience
487 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
So amazing and professional really good mechanic too I wish I would have met him sooner!

Whitney

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
38 years of experience
This is the first time I have ever used Your Mechanic and have to say that I was impressed. Whitney was thorough in explaining the repair work being done and presented himself to be an experienced and competent mechanic. He informed me of other repair items that should be done on my vehicle and offered sound advice on the repair work needed. Overall he did an excellent job.

Godwin

23 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
23 years of experience
I am SO happy I found YourMechanic when I did. When my check engine light came on, I immediately took it to a shop to uncover the code. Once they discovered the problem with my timing belt, they were going to charge me a ridiculous amount of money to do the job. On top of that, I would've had to wait a week to book an appointment, there was just no way I was going to wait a week, I was already paranoid driving the car down the street. That evening I did a Google search and found YourMechanic and was so happy to be given a quote right away for drastically less than the shops were quoting me. I booked my appointment right away. Godwin was awesome! He was friendly and extremely professional. I appreciated how he accommodated my address change and communicated every step of the way. My timing belt was repaired in under 3 hours and then took my car around the block to make sure everything ran smoothly. I really appreciated the inspection report that I received in my inbox and all the feedback that was provided for my car. All in all this was a wonderful and very pleasant experience and will certainly be making Godwin my go-to guy for my recommended services. Thank you so much Godwin!!

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 :)

Keith

17 years of experience
315 reviews
Keith
17 years of experience
Had to put a new timing belt on the wife's car. Keith came out and took care of the issue quickly and within the specified time. Very professional and has a sense a humor. Will book with him again when needed. I would recommend him for sure.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Olney?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volvo S40 $578 $314.19 $263.96 13% $668.94
2008 Hyundai Tucson $568 $327.82 $239.97 12% $650.32
2014 Volkswagen Jetta $1100 $556.40 $543.93 14% $1287.40
2016 Acura RLX $613 $356.55 $255.96 12% $700.55
2012 Acura RL $655 $311.02 $343.95 15% $773.27

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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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