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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Chet

40 years of experience
445 reviews
Chet
40 years of experience
Professional process, works until dark and very patient, fix another minor problem for free. Great experience overall.
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!

Kyle

12 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
12 years of experience
Kyle was awesome! Friendly, patient and knowledgeable. Will be calling on him again for sure!
Seemed very knowledgable. Courteous.

David

35 years of experience
195 reviews
David
35 years of experience
David was great. Took really good care of my car and was very professional.
Exceptional service! Took the time to explain to me what service would be taking place. As a girl, that was AWESOME! Very knowledgeable about his craft. Personable as well.

James

29 years of experience
630 reviews
James
29 years of experience
The best mechanic around,he knows exactly what he's doing and he gets the job done right the first,hands down me and my wife will be calling for him again to work on our trucks
Wonderful man. James was super. It is hard to say enough positive things about him. I feel like I have a new friend. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He taught me a few things and found a couple of minor things that need to be taken care of. But most of all, he is a very personable and pleasant man to be around. Very highly recommended.

Chris

21 years of experience
1723 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Chris showed up early for the appt. He scored points for that. Chris got right down to business. He was great. I deginitely will be using him again! Thanks Chris!
Chris is a great mechanic and very professional representative for your company. I will be using this service again ang have already recommended it to friends.

Patrick

32 years of experience
1097 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Arrived on time ready to go. Completed the inspection and timing belt/water pump/tensioner replacement earlier than expected. Courteous and informative.
Patrick was outstanding. He explained everything to me that he was doing and answered all of my questions while giving me great suggestions about my vehicle.

Russell

23 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
23 years of experience
Seemed very knowledgeable and courteous.

Robert

19 years of experience
686 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Great work. Car is running like it was prior to breaking down.

Art

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

Joseph

26 years of experience
516 reviews
Joseph
26 years of experience
Joseph arrived early. Got set up... quick and efficient. Car was fixed and running like a top!! Thank you Joseph for helping us keep these old cars running.... 


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Short Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Volkswagen Routan $649 $257.49 $391.95 17% $784.24
2006 Hyundai Santa Fe $600 $319.99 $279.96 13% $696.24
2008 Subaru Impreza $769 $496.90 $271.96 10% $862.40
2005 Lexus LX470 $711 $351.12 $359.95 14% $834.87
2005 Audi A8 Quattro $1024 $504.26 $519.93 14% $1203.01

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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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