Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Scarsdale.

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Jay

37 years of experience
925 reviews
Jay
37 years of experience
Absolutely love this service!
He was awesome and fixed a bent engine brace.

Khoa

20 years of experience
402 reviews
Khoa
20 years of experience
Did a good job with replacing my timing belt
Khoa (pronounced Kw-aa) was very nice and completed the job ahead of time. He also pointed out that my CV axel did not need to be replaced, saving me a few bucks. He tried his best to keep tidy, but some oil and radiator fluid spilled on the driveway (that's understandable given it is major work being performed outside of a shop environment). The only thing that kept me from giving him a 5 star is attention to detail. He left radiator fluid spigot underneath the car and didn't point out a loud clicking noise which I hadn't heard before and which he later diagnosed as a bad power steering pump. Overall, I would recommend Khoa.

Jeffrey

27 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
27 years of experience
Arrived early, finished early and did a great job!
Arrived early and was very polite, answered all of my questions, and worked quickly and efficiently.

Robert

20 years of experience
1028 reviews
Robert
20 years of experience
He was on time, professional, and friendly.
Robert was right on time. Got the job done in record time even though he was provided the wrong parts. Only one problem is that I had no treats for "baby", his dog...sorry...Will definitely request Robert again

Chris

22 years of experience
2174 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Great
Excellent work thanks

Luke

16 years of experience
138 reviews
Luke
16 years of experience
First time. Seemed great. As the owner of 9 cars...this could be the perfect solution for this busy and crazy family

Michael

4 years of experience
202 reviews
Michael
4 years of experience
Great mechanic

Adam

17 years of experience
124 reviews
Adam
17 years of experience
Adam is great.

Noe

36 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
36 years of experience
Noe is professional, he knows what he doing.

Caster

28 years of experience
176 reviews
Caster
28 years of experience
The ratings above say it all.


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
2010 Volkswagen Routan $826 $434.15 $391.95 14% $960.90
2011 Chevrolet Cruze $696 $456.19 $239.97 10% $778.69
2010 Subaru Impreza $606 $366.32 $239.97 11% $688.82
2014 Acura TL $721 $337.15 $383.95 15% $853.15
2006 Acura TL $729 $337.15 $391.95 15% $863.90

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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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