Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in Smithsburg.

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YourMechanic Timing Belt Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,106

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Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
This is truly an awesome service experience!!! Was able to get the work needed on my car in one day and and I did not have to go without my car. Joseph showed up just as planned, and did all the work (quite a bit since it took 5 hrs) in my office parking garage. Joseph, thanks so much!!
Lee showed up right on time and right off the bat I knew it was a good decision to try YourMechanic. Lee was extremely friendly and informative. But most importantly, he was honest. Nice to have a mechanic who doesn't give you the run around and tack on extra charges that aren't necessary. Book with him, you won't be sorry.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Kind of skeptical about this kind of auto service. Rolled the dice, but totally worth it. Skepticism unrealistic. Will have my wife's timing belt on Subaru replaced soon. Thanks alot. Very convienent.
Jonathan was fast and professional.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
know his stuff on my car and I appreciate how professional he is. ill keep him as my got to guy to work on my car.
Joshua fixed my timing belt problem very aptly, and I am very happy with his service.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Awesome very helpful
on time and satisfied with the job.

Scott

19 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
19 years of experience
Recommended

David

25 years of experience
182 reviews
David
25 years of experience
David Mattera was responsive and professional. He called me a day prior to appointment and arrived half an hour early. He explained to me what to expect. I really like the service.

Brian

21 years of experience
231 reviews
Brian
21 years of experience
Great job, awesome equipment, definitely recommended

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank is the man. I couldn't ask for a better mechanic. This was my first experience using YourMechanic, and I was a tiny bit skeptical that a mobile mechanic could service my coupe at my workplace. And this was a pretty big repair too. But I couldn't be happier and now I'm a believer in this type of service. I had to get my timing belt/serpentine belt/water pump/tires rotated/synthetic oil changed. I asked for quotes from 3 shops around me from a small privately owned shop to a national chain and I was given a $850-1500 price range. I was billed $670 by YourMechanic. As far as the service, Frank was on time, got the job done in less time then was quoted (3 hours vs 4.5 hours), and made the whole process stress free. He called me after the work was done, I let him finish up the paper work on the app, I signed on his phone to say he did the work I wanted, and I got the keys back and went back to work at my job. Couldn't believe how awesome and smooth the whole service was. If you get Frank, you're in great hands. You da man Frank!

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert wAs a great fit for our jetta

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian did a timing belt replacement service on my 2002 Toyota 4Runner and I am extremely pleased with his work and the value I recieved. Ian arrived at my house on time, explained what he would do and got to work. There were zero issues that needed to be addressed. I have already recommended both Ian and YourMechanic to a friend and will continue to do so. I will have Ian to do an upcoming major service on my Ford Expedition.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in Smithsburg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan $532 $291.64 $239.97 13% $614.14
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe $571 $314.96 $255.96 13% $658.96
2012 Subaru Outback $936 $536.51 $399.95 12% $1074.01
2004 Lexus GS430 $702 $358.52 $343.95 14% $820.77
2004 Lexus RX330 $673 $256.77 $415.94 17% $815.77

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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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