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Damian

10 years of experience
430 reviews
Damian
10 years of experience
Damian did an outstanding job
Fixed car in a timely manner and very nice attitude

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
He was an exceptional mechanic! Teaching me all about my car while fixing an almost impossible situation!
Joshua fixed my timing belt problem very aptly, and I am very happy with his service.

Robert

30 years of experience
609 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience
Very professional, very prompt, it was nice to see someone who enjoys there line of work and knows what they're doing.
Friendly and skilled - knows his shit about cars. Did a great job and was very gracious with the pricing, helped me really understand the work that was being done. I was nervous about this experience as it was my first time with the company but after working with Robert I would absolutely come back to these guys. Thanks dude!!

Jason

31 years of experience
303 reviews
Jason
31 years of experience
Great job done. I will get Jason if I need help. Thank you.

Robert

36 years of experience
177 reviews
Robert
36 years of experience
Job Well Done

Andrew

14 years of experience
348 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
Gray guy, knows what he’s doing. I would recommend and also would want him for more services to my car in the future

Kelly

33 years of experience
173 reviews
Kelly
33 years of experience
Kelly did an excellent job. He came across a very odd component of the process but put an extra effort - above and beyond - to complete the job. He worked very hard and I was impressed with the results. Will definitely request Kelly when we come across another fixer.

Alexander

5 years of experience
96 reviews
Alexander
5 years of experience
Very kind and helpful. Job took longer than planned but he explained the situation and remained committed to good work.

Tung

15 years of experience
310 reviews
Tung
15 years of experience
On time, excellent, efficient.

Alan

19 years of experience
44 reviews
Alan
19 years of experience
Alan was a great first impression to YourMechanic.com. He was timely, courteous, and knowledgable. I couldn't be happier with the service he provided. I'll definitely be going to Alan again in the future for any maintenance needed on my car, and you should too. Thanks Alan!


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Roanoke?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Ford Fiesta $667 $362.64 $303.96 13% $771.14
2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser $839 $278.92 $559.93 18% $1031.42
2005 Hyundai Tiburon $572 $331.81 $239.97 12% $654.31
2006 Lexus LS430 $856 $376.09 $479.94 16% $1021.09
2010 Acura ZDX $641 $337.15 $303.96 14% $745.65

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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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