Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Pikesville.

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Number of Reviews

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Richard

Richard

11 years of experience
565 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Have dealt with and supervised techs/mechanics over 50 years . He is good listener,organized,excellent customer skills,knows how to organize the job ,cleans up to finish the project , a professional and a person of substance . Knows the products . FIRST CLASS !!!!
He is very thorough to see that job was done right
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Excellent mechanic, very nice person.
James

James

28 years of experience
364 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James made my aging 2004 Honda Odyssey like new again. I'm very happy I got to work with James. He is an exceptional mechanic.
James was very professional & thorough. I am very pleased with the service I received and will not only use him again in the future, but will also recommend him to my friends.
Trung

Trung

9 years of experience
397 reviews
Trung
9 years of experience
Trung showed up at agreed time. He is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He was able to cope with my dilettante questions, his responses were always informative, complete and courteous. He noticed that my breaks are worn too much, went to a store and replaced them during the same appointment, thus saving my time. So far my car runs great. All his recommendations make sense, and I will definitely be Trung's permanent client.
Jim

Jim

22 years of experience
3 reviews
Jim
22 years of experience
Jim was awesome
Ira

Ira

33 years of experience
241 reviews
Ira
33 years of experience
Ira is the man. He was extremely accommodating and helpful.
David

David

11 years of experience
66 reviews
David
11 years of experience
David showed up on time was very professional it said it would take 4 to 5 hours to complete he did it in 3 hours Plus he build up the coolant reservoir put air in my flat tire and diagnosed a bad battery overall he was awesome
Chad

Chad

13 years of experience
76 reviews
Chad
13 years of experience
Chad is an amazing mechanic! His customer service is the best in the business. He truly cares about making sure your car is running great. He explained everything that happened and went over other issues that he found in my vehicle. He will definitely be my go-to mechanic for any other repairs I need done. He is very friendly, professional, and goes above and beyond to make sure you are safe and comfortable in your vehicle. Thank you Chad for a great experience!!
Maxwell

Maxwell

15 years of experience
389 reviews
Maxwell
15 years of experience
Oh my gosh, its been a long time since I been without my transportation. I was told I would have to wait three days for my car to get fixed. Then an angle blessed me Maxwell came out to repair Sunflower {my truck} I was unsure if Sunflower would run again. I'm greatful for Mobil mechanics my children and I have our lifeline back. There is really not many words I can say to show Max we are greatful. Max from Sunflower the kiddos and I we hope thank you is enough. THANK YOU MAXWELL!!!
Joseph

Joseph

30 years of experience
432 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
I had a timing belt replacement service today. Joseph did his job very well. He was honest and professional. Thanks Joseph for your great job again!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Pikesville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Honda Crosstour $616 $311.82 $303.96 14% $720.32
2009 Honda Accord $672 $311.82 $359.95 15% $795.57
2005 Toyota Sienna $697 $256.77 $439.94 17% $848.02
2012 Acura ZDX $616 $311.82 $303.96 14% $720.32
2004 Land Rover Freelander $902 $381.87 $519.93 16% $1080.62

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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.

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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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