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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Allen

34 years of experience
441 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen arrived on time, was very personable, explained the process and the company warranty. Then he proceeded to Change my water pump and timing belt in a very timely and professional manner. I had two estimates, one from a Nissan dealer and the other from a local shop and both were approx $600 more than 'Your Mechanic" I was skeptical at first but Allen's work and friendly manner as well as explaining and answering my questions put my mind at ease. What else can i say except that I spent 14 yrs in the selling and managing in car dealerships and know a little more about cars than the average person--and I'm thrilled.--Jim Brady
He was early and said he would be and kept his word. He is a very knowledgeable man who knows what he's doing. My car runs just like it did before. Thank you

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
A great guy on time and gets the job done.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
842 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeffrey was very professional! My timing belt was broken, so he came into a situation that was 50/50 in terms of being able to get it running again. He was very honest with me about this 50/50 chance and let me know that he would do all that he could by replacing the belt and hoping for the best. He was very considerate of not wasting my time or money. He put the new timing belt on and my car is up and running, the engine is just fine too! I am extremely grateful for his help. I'd recommend Jeffrey in a heartbeat.
Jeff was very professional and polite. Clearly knows his business and knows cars. Offered some good suggestions, good inspection, and did great work!

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 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!

Jay

35 years of experience
703 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Car is driving like a brand new car now

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Emmette came on time. He took time and did a very thorough job with my Sienna at my house. He changed timing belt, water pump, thermostat, AC/drive belts, and also performed transmission fluid service. Great services. I would definitely use him again in the future.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Great experience

James

17 years of experience
17 reviews
James
17 years of experience
James is nice person.Professional,great service Strongly recommend

Joseph

25 years of experience
498 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
Prompt (early, even), very competent, and pleasant.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
prompt, professional and great service


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Putnam?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Volkswagen Beetle $688 $344.04 $343.95 14% $806.29
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser $883 $323.19 $559.93 17% $1075.69
2009 Chrysler Sebring $828 $291.64 $535.93 18% $1011.89
2007 Lexus GS430 $726 $358.52 $367.95 14% $853.02
2004 Acura RL $870 $286.46 $583.92 18% $1071.21

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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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