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Fred

17 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
17 years of experience
On time. Polite. Competent. Willing to answer questions. Did great work. What else can you ask for?

Emmette

36 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
36 years of experience
Emmette was great! I purchased my own parts and he did a great job inventorying everything up front and letting me know what I needed. He took the time to show me where my water pump was starting to show signs of wear. I am very happy with the service he provided! I will definitely be a repeat customer.
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Chris

22 years of experience
2174 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Great
great service. arrived earlier, which was great. although he was not feeling 100% he left me 100% satisfied. Will use again.

Gerron

34 years of experience
185 reviews
Gerron
34 years of experience
Gerron showed up on time, polite and professional. He assured me my car was in good hands. He completed the repairs quickly and correctly and lived up to his words. Thank You Gerron

Dan

39 years of experience
942 reviews
Dan
39 years of experience
Fixed the problem and arrived on time.

Frank

40 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
40 years of experience
Frank was nice and he got the job done quickly and graciously!

Scott

28 years of experience
7 reviews
Scott
28 years of experience
Scott was polite, quick and thorough. Very nice, knowledgeable and kept a clean work area, top notch mechanic! six out of five stars!

Robert

15 years of experience
15 reviews
Robert
15 years of experience
Really great experience with Robert, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Hope to do business again!

Jeffrey

27 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
27 years of experience
Arrived on time, courteous and professional.

Colby

14 years of experience
66 reviews
Colby
14 years of experience
Colby was great. He knew what he was doing and he was very easy to work with.


How much does Timing Belt Replacement cost in South River?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse $566 $325.84 $239.97 12% $648.34
2012 Subaru Forester $793 $520.66 $271.96 10% $886.16
2013 Chevrolet Cruze $821 $453.20 $367.95 13% $947.70
2014 Acura RLX $813 $493.49 $319.96 11% $923.49
2006 Lexus LX470 $736 $376.09 $359.95 14% $859.84

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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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