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Robert

20 years of experience
1028 reviews
Robert
20 years of experience
Very professional and personable! Knowledgeable about every are in the engine and had helped me understand my vehicle better.
He was on time, professional, and friendly.

Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience
very knowledgeable and informative about what he was doing
Great service.

Ian

15 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
15 years of experience
This is the first time I have used Your Mechanic and it definitely won't be the last! Ian arrived right on time, explained everything he would be doing and then got to work. Upon completion he made a couple recommendations for future maintenance and additionally sent me a complete report. My vehicle runs great and I just loved the convenience of having the work done at my house which allows for direct communication with the mechanic.

Grzegorz

41 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
41 years of experience
Super-helpful and showed me some repairs that I can easily do myself.

Damian

11 years of experience
430 reviews
Damian
11 years of experience
Fixed car in a timely manner and very nice attitude

Jermaine

24 years of experience
223 reviews
Jermaine
24 years of experience
Jermaine is very friendly and professional. I highly recommend him.

Richard

13 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
13 years of experience
Great work and very thorough, was able to answer all my questions and then some

Theodore

16 years of experience
1533 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
Theodore was great. He is meticulous, he shared a lot of knowledge with me, he stayed until the job was done, he was prompt, he cleaned up the work area well afterward. He even gave me some tips for DIY work I was doing on the car. And when some billing issues arose, he helped resolve them. I thought it went very well.

Robert

15 years of experience
15 reviews
Robert
15 years of experience
Really great experience with Robert, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Hope to do business again!

Jeremiah

22 years of experience
61 reviews
Jeremiah
22 years of experience


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Palm Beach?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Toyota Highlander $701 $284.97 $415.94 16% $843.97
2008 Dodge Magnum $692 $308.38 $383.95 16% $824.38
2006 Subaru Baja $609 $369.17 $239.97 11% $691.67
2011 Acura RL $681 $337.15 $343.95 14% $799.40
2006 Acura RL $681 $337.15 $343.95 14% $799.40

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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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