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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeffrey was fantastic! He was friendly and explained things well. He was early which was great since he had a 5 hour repair to complete. I'll definitely use Jeffery in the future.
My appointment was for 2:00 p.m on Saturday (04/30/2016). Heavy rain was forecasted for later on that afternoon, so Jeffrey called, and offered to start the timing belt change at 12:00 noon. That was very considerate of him. He is a very knowledgeable mechanic, and completed the work without any breaks. He wife came along with him, and they are both very pleasant to talk to. The Odyssey sounds like new now. Thank you Jeffrey.

Matthew

31 years of experience
600 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Matthew was very friendly, courteous and explained everything before and after he completed. Everything was spotless. Very professional job. He's the first one I'll call next time I need work done. WAY better than dropping the car off at the dealer or a shop.
Very much professional.. Explained the task at hand. Showed the old parts taken away. in the future will work with you guys real soon and would like Matt to return for the requested service. And I m glad I found you guys on line..

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Great mechanic!
Jeff was very friendly and answered any questions I had. We discussed what services I should have done in the future and the value of using factory parts for certain items. ie spark plugs. Jeff made sure to clean up after himself and kept my garage clean.

Rusty

21 years of experience
351 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Rusty was very knowledgeable and helpful! Arrived right on time and got straight to work. Even though the appointment went longer than expected, Rusty was very thorough in his work and checking to make sure the whole car was in good shape. Would definitively book him again and y'all should too.

Honorio

17 years of experience
745 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience

Charles

32 years of experience
341 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Courteous, knowledgeable, personable, a great individual, and a great mechanic. He will be my go to for auto repairs from now on. I greatly appreciate his work.

Fernando

11 years of experience
31 reviews
Fernando
11 years of experience
Fernando was very knowledgeable and friendly. He finished my vehicle in a timely manner. Great job!

Ned

22 years of experience
52 reviews
Ned
22 years of experience
Ned did a terrific job diagnosing the problem with my car. My original self diagnosis was completely wrong and Ned found the real problem. He clearly explained all the options to make sure I had all the information to make a proper decision for my vehicle.

Chet

39 years of experience
437 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Excellent service! Reliable, thorough, extremely convenient and saved me a ton of money! I feel confident that I will be able to continue running my old cor for much longer now. Thanks, Chet!

MICHAEL

31 years of experience
101 reviews
MICHAEL
31 years of experience
Excellent mechanic! Goes far and beyond expectations. Most importantly an honest mechanic.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Secaucus?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe $812 $499.85 $311.96 11% $919.10
2014 Honda Crosstour $680 $311.82 $367.95 15% $806.32
2013 Subaru WRX STI $830 $510.50 $319.96 11% $940.50
2006 Lexus RX400h $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77
2010 Lexus SC430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52

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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.

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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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