Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Riverdale.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,045

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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 !!!!
Richard worked late into the night to make sure everything was done correctly and also took the time to explain to me what he found and fixed. Very happy, as always.
Gary

Gary

24 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
24 years of experience
Very satisfied with Gary and YourMechanic. Glad they followed up with phone call and recommended a tensioner that was not included in the timing belt kit. Even though Gary was late the the appt, he was able to do the timing belt, thermostat, waterpump, and drive belt under the estimated time it would take. I was pretty impressed with how smooth the replacements would be. I ended up learning a lot about my car and was even able to get my hands dirty. Definitely recommending this company as well as Gary to friends.
Jeff

Jeff

30 years of experience
439 reviews
Jeff
30 years of experience
Did a great job replacing a timing belt on my honda
Jose

Jose

14 years of experience
153 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
excellent
Jay

Jay

34 years of experience
566 reviews
Jay
34 years of experience
Jay did and amazing job on my 1991 Acura Integra! Replaced the timing belt, and he went above and beyond to make sure the job was done well. It was a big job and I am glad Jay came to do it. We will definitely use his services again, and will be recommending him and Your Mechanic to friends.
Fred

Fred

14 years of experience
240 reviews
Fred
14 years of experience
Was on time and quick
Charles

Charles

31 years of experience
242 reviews
Charles
31 years of experience
Charles got right to work. He was kind to my 6 year old son who was curious and wanted to “help”. Will definitely ask for Charles for all future work on my car.
Allen

Allen

33 years of experience
344 reviews
Allen
33 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
Mack

Mack

19 years of experience
92 reviews
Mack
19 years of experience
I do not like the process of trying to find a good mechanic. But I am glad that Mack was the one sent to fix my Volvo. I have a couple other items on my other cars that need attention he is the guys I will be calling.
Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
Great service.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Riverdale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Kia Rondo $825 $489.30 $335.95 12% $940.80
2005 Volvo XC70 $595 $283.51 $311.96 15% $702.76
2008 Honda Pilot $840 $311.82 $527.93 17% $1021.32
2008 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57
2005 Audi Allroad Quattro $818 $290.00 $527.93 18% $999.50

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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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