Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Scarsdale.

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Number of Reviews

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Kevin

Kevin

21 years of experience
127 reviews
Kevin
21 years of experience
Kevin was knowledgeable and very personable. I am very appreciative of the. Time and care he took with my car. Thank you so much. Nancy Allen
Kevin arrived on time repair my Hyundai Time Belt kit did great job....
Pete

Pete

13 years of experience
174 reviews
Pete
13 years of experience
Awesome mechanic! Stellar professional and knowledgeable. You want the best San Diego has to offer? Book Pete!!
Pete is an excellent mechanic and a great guy. He went out of his way to get the job completed under pressure and under the scorching hot sun. He's my guy from now on!
Joseph

Joseph

24 years of experience
351 reviews
Joseph
24 years of experience
Joseph was awesome! On time, professional, efficient and very knowledgeable. I will definitely be calling him again. No comparison to dealing with a shop or dealership. I would add a star if I could!! :)
Great work! Showed up 15 minutes before the appointment! Was very friendly and thorough with his work. Highly recommend him.
John

John

17 years of experience
310 reviews
John
17 years of experience
Good
Jose

Jose

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

Patrick

29 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
29 years of experience
Patrick did a great job! I appreciate his feedback and overall professionalism.
Kenny

Kenny

25 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
25 years of experience
Great overall service. Kept us well informed of the timing and services to be performed. Demonstrated knowledge of the services being performed.
Ian

Ian

12 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
12 years of experience
Very Personable and a great Mechanic. Got right in and got the job completed, Very professional and explained everything. Cleaned up everything very well. Very satisfied would recommend him to all. If all of your employees are like him you should have a very successful future as a company.
Art

Art

22 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
22 years of experience
I'm always happy with Art!
Dan

Dan

36 years of experience
611 reviews
Dan
36 years of experience
Great service at a fair price. I have had Dan service my Toyota many times and have been 100% satisfied every time.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Scarsdale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 $647 $438.79 $207.97 9% $718.29
2005 Kia Amanti $726 $374.48 $351.95 14% $847.48
2007 Volvo V70 $595 $283.51 $311.96 15% $702.76
2015 Acura RDX $600 $311.82 $287.96 14% $698.82
2004 Audi A4 Quattro $1089 $505.30 $583.92 15% $1290.05

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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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