Timing Belt Replacement at your home or office in South River.

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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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Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 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.

Jay

35 years of experience
695 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay did and amazing job on my 1991 Acura Integra! Replaced the timing belt, and he went above and beyond to make sure the job was done well. It was a big job and I am glad Jay came to do it. We will definitely use his services again, and will be recommending him and Your Mechanic to friends.
Guy is amazing, literally brought ky car back to life i couldn't thank him enough

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
I could not be more impressed. Very professional and knowledgeable. Great job.
This is the first time I have used Your Mechanic and it definitely won't be the last! Ian arrived right on time, explained everything he would be doing and then got to work. Upon completion he made a couple recommendations for future maintenance and additionally sent me a complete report. My vehicle runs great and I just loved the convenience of having the work done at my house which allows for direct communication with the mechanic.

Issac

12 years of experience
4 reviews
Issac
12 years of experience
Issac arrived early and took care of everything we asked for. He also took the time to explain the work performed and what additional maintenance I should prioritize. Very, very satisfied with everything he did. A+ all around.

MICHAEL

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

James

28 years of experience
546 reviews
James
28 years of experience
A very serious professional person. He was very honest with us and explain what the car needed and how he was going to work on the car. He explain us how was the car after fixing it. We are very thankful of having Mr. James working with us.

Raul

32 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
32 years of experience

Clifton

28 years of experience
195 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
fantastic service, very professional. lucky to have a guy like clifton in the area!

Allen

34 years of experience
433 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen was very helpful in the maintenance of my car. I had the timing belt and idlers replaced. Allen arrived early to the appointment, and gave the car a good once over saying everything looked good, and gave me a suggestion of the transmission fluid exchange down the road. Did not try to sell me a service or part I did not need.

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
My mechanic, Pete Hambly, was punctual, professional, and expedient in replacing my timing belt and water pump. I would absolutely work with and recommend Pete in the future. Plus the quote was 35% less than at the dealership. Using YourMechanic was a great experience all around.


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
2004 Saturn Vue $668 $307.82 $359.95 15% $791.57
2006 Hyundai Tucson $415 $174.82 $239.97 16% $497.32
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse $596 $339.70 $255.96 12% $683.70
2006 Audi A4 $757 $276.97 $479.94 17% $921.97
2013 Acura TL $632 $311.82 $319.96 14% $741.82

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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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