Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Port Washington.

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Number of Reviews

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Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert wAs a great fit for our jetta
Very professional, very prompt, it was nice to see someone who enjoys there line of work and knows what they're doing.

Ralph

36 years of experience
120 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
Ralph was very nice and knowledgeable he made sure that everything was done to my satisfaction and he did a very good job. Would definitely recommend down to others
Ralph got our car working again. Very happy.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
He was an exceptional mechanic! Teaching me all about my car while fixing an almost impossible situation!
Personable, knowledgeable, efficient, and very thorough. Finding a good mechanic is like finding a good doctor/dentist. Dr. Josh fits the bill! Before settling on YourMechanic.com I priced the work with area shops as well as my long-time mechanic. Everyone paled in comparison to YourMechanic and Joshua. I will absolutely use this service and book all my appointments with Joshua, who by the way, was highly recommended by a trusted friend.

Casey

22 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
22 years of experience
Hard work. Great sense of responsibility. Who would open until 10:30 PM to get the job done for you, and he did. He worked to 10:30 PM in a freezing rainy until the job done.

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience
Hi, the service is good and satisfactory, I will not hesitate to use your mechanic.com again. Pricing is fair.

Tien

21 years of experience
896 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
AWESOME. Tien was right on time. He also explained things to me professionally and without brushing me off when I had questions, something which doesn't happen too often in mechanics' environment being a woman. The repair cost was almost half of what I had been quoted by a local shop(!!)...and the convenience! In my opinion it doesn't get any better when it comes to car repairs!!! Did I say AWESOME?! Thank you, Tien!

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe is a class act and a true professional. Worked with us to get our Van back on the road and he went above and beyond. I highly recommend him to anyone! No job is too big or small.

Peter

41 years of experience
1231 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Very pleased with service and advice

Travis

22 years of experience
4 reviews
Travis
22 years of experience
He was very professional and through. I strongly recommend him.

Bill

30 years of experience
13 reviews
Bill
30 years of experience
Amazing mechanic. Passionate about his work and genuinely cares about the vehicle he is working on. Highly recommend.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Port Washington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser $883 $323.19 $559.93 17% $1075.69
2004 Volkswagen Passat $827 $443.54 $383.95 13% $959.54
2015 Volkswagen Beetle $810 $457.67 $351.95 13% $930.67
2006 Audi TT Quattro $661 $348.93 $311.96 13% $768.18
2006 Acura RL $656 $311.82 $343.95 15% $774.07

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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.

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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