Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Selden.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,124

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Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Showed up on time, finished on time, all repairs seem to be in good working order

Joseph

25 years of experience
499 reviews
Joseph
25 years of experience
No problems, showed up on time, knocked it out. Thanks
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!! :)

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Overall good service. Could have done without some of the offhand comments saying "shouldn't have taken jobs like this". But overall he did what he was hired to do and was on time and took responsibility for the repair, coming back the next day after poor weather made it unreasonable to continue. He did seem more interested in getting done and going home then doing the job professionally as shown by accidentally crimping wires between the valve cover and the engine block and not noticing that when he refilled the coolant, that half of it was flowing onto the floor rather than into the car.
Jonathan was professional and knowledgeable. He encountered an issue with my timing belt caused by a previous mechanic but was able to fix it. I was very impressed and pleased with his work.

Robert

29 years of experience
570 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Great experience! I booked an appointment for a timing belt and brakes replacement and everything went smoothly. Robert ran a little bit behind (no problem) and called to let me know beforehand. Upon inspection, my brakes did not need to be replaced (can I get a "woohoo!" for that?) and everything was completed in a timely manner. Robert also called out a minor additional issue and noted that it wasn't urgent and I could likely just fix the problem with my next full round of repairs.
No complaints

Duane

23 years of experience
380 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Duane did an amazing job on my car (Honda Accord 2008) in a very short amount of time. Definitely recommend him!!

Tony

12 years of experience
121 reviews
Tony
12 years of experience

Bret

40 years of experience
54 reviews
Bret
40 years of experience
Bret is great. He did a thorough inspection for my car. He is very detail and patient. I recommend him to everyone without hesitation

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
I felt very comfortable having Mr. Tien worked on both of our cars. Thank you for always educated me about what I should do with my cars next in order to keep them in the good shapes.

Diego

19 years of experience
446 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
He was friendly, well knowledgeable and clean. I was very impressed.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Selden?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Subaru Impreza $766 $493.69 $271.96 10% $859.19
2012 Subaru Outback $936 $536.51 $399.95 12% $1074.01
2007 Subaru Outback $653 $389.40 $263.96 12% $744.15
2005 Lexus LS430 $838 $358.52 $479.94 16% $1003.52
2006 Acura TL $704 $311.82 $391.95 16% $838.57

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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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