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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney is awesome, He is truly an expert. Came on time, explained to me what was going to happen, went through it step by step. It took a little more time than expected, but I would consider it a PLUS, considering that he was more interested in getting it right than getting it done fast.

Chris

20 years of experience
1634 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Excellent mechanic! Definitely using him in the future.
Excellent Service!

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Josh was great! This is by far the best experience I have ever had dealing with my truck and a mechanic. I would recommend YourMechanic.com and Josh to all of my friends and neigbors. Thanks again for working on the holiday and making it a great holiday. Elynn Walker
Hebis just plainly the best!!!

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
843 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Arrived early, finished early and did a great job!
Great customer service

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Emmette was very professional and knowledgeable. He answered all my questions and did a great job!

Fred

15 years of experience
338 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Very nice man, very considerate.

Jonathan

11 years of experience
144 reviews
Jonathan
11 years of experience
Great job, as usual thanks for providing great mechanical knowledge and quality service.

Robert

18 years of experience
630 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Robert arrived early and was engaging but professional. I quickly felt confident that Robert knew exactly what he was doing and he finished early, too!

Scott

34 years of experience
601 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Scott was professional and friendly and did a fantastic job I have to say your mechanic is now my mechanic from now on

Dave

14 years of experience
56 reviews
Dave
14 years of experience
Very knowledgeable on cars with or without an OBD reader. Very honest in all transactions and labor done. Very accommodating. Prompt when scheduled so. Only recommends the things needed to be done. And takes the time to explain to customer. Takes attention to detail in working in my case the timing belt assembly , water pump and tensioner. Did a nice job for a complicated problem of space limitations, no hoist assist and weather was cold. HE DID A PRETTY GOOD JOB.. Thanks dave


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Royersford?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Mitsubishi Outlander $635 $363.46 $271.96 12% $728.96
2011 Subaru Forester $775 $503.16 $271.96 10% $868.66
2007 Suzuki Reno $427 $282.57 $143.98 10% $476.07
2007 Audi A4 $777 $368.89 $407.94 15% $917.14
2007 Lexus GS430 $726 $358.52 $367.95 14% $853.02

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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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