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Patrick

Patrick

29 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
29 years of experience
Patrick was great, he informed me of everything he was doing. He took pictures of the progress. Very friendly and I've already recommend him and the service to friends. Very convenient and the price was a fair and worth it. I will definitely call upon him the next time I need work done!
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.
Kenny

Kenny

25 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
25 years of experience
Great overall service. Kept us well informed of the timing and services to be performed. Demonstrated knowledge of the services being performed.
Hi, the service is good and satisfactory, I will not hesitate to use your mechanic.com again. Pricing is fair.
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Jeff was excellent. Very professional and obviously experienced. I asked him some questions to frankly test him. I have some mechanical experience and had researched the procedure; he gets an A+. He also left the work space very clean. Couldn't be more pleased!
Very pleased with entire process. Communication great! Jeffry is now my auto mechanic. I have been telling friends & coworkers about the stress free experience. Car runs great now!
Erick

Erick

7 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
7 years of experience
Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 years of experience
Whitney was polite, friendly, and very approachable. He was a little late (about ten minutes), but I appreciated him calling ahead of time to let me know.
Mark

Mark

8 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
8 years of experience
All i can say is Mark is a very experience mechanic....
Enrique

Enrique

18 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
18 years of experience
Great service, very knowledgeable and professional.
Khoa

Khoa

17 years of experience
255 reviews
Khoa
17 years of experience
He seemed very knowledgeable and friendly. Arrived in a timely matter and finished long before the estimated time.
Rey

Rey

22 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
22 years of experience
I was skeptical about using this service but I'm glad I did. Rey was extremely helpful and honest! Great job, great service!
Brett

Brett

7 years of experience
167 reviews
Brett
7 years of experience
Best experience I've ever had getting work done on my car.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Orangeburg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Mazda Miata $571 $290.90 $279.96 14% $667.15
2004 Mitsubishi Galant $688 $288.43 $399.95 16% $825.93
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander $987 $747.39 $239.97 7% $1069.89
2007 Lexus GX470 $798 $358.52 $439.94 15% $949.77
2007 Acura MDX $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82

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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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